Showing posts with label Vello. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vello. Show all posts

Monday, March 10, 2014

Open Source Optical (OSO) Forum Sets Course

A new Open Source Optical (OSO) Forum has been established to promote the adoption of standards-based, interchangeable, easy-to-use, and power-efficient optical networking technologies into next-generation data centers and cloud environments.

The new forum, which was initiated by Vello Systems and includes the initial participation of Accelink, CoAdna, CrossFiber, O-Net, PacketLight and Pacnet, aims to bring together optical component and system vendors, software companies, channel partners and end-users in order to define and promote OpenFlow-based, merchant-optical networking solutions.

Vello's mission is to provide the software that fundamentally changes IT consumption models, making them better tailored to the demands of enterprise and individual end users. Customers are calling for more flexibility and new tools to realize their IT delivery solutions. Vello's goal has been to unify standard software with vendor-agnostic merchant hardware to ease adoption by users," said Karl May, CEO, Vello Systems. "One major goal with OSO is to decouple the hardware and software innovation cycles and give vendors in both categories greater freedom to innovate. We want to extend the open networking revolution to optical systems."

The OSO Forum organizers expect that some members will simply port OSO software onto their existing optical systems, making them instantly compatible with OpenFlow controller and application frameworks. Other members may choose to build next-generation Native OpenFlow, enterprise-friendly 10G/40G/100G 1RU "pizza box" optical systems, or other appliances, as their go-to-market solutions. Moving forward, any software solution that supports OpenFlow 1.4 can also be used to run OSO-based optical solutions. Vello will also be making the optical extensions generally available to be incorporated into other OpenFlow network controller frameworks. Importantly, OSO software will include the optical extensions that are part of OpenFlow Version 1.4, which were authored and contributed by Vello in the Open Networking Foundation.

"Specific application of OpenFlow-based SDN to optical components and networks opens up novel opportunities to add connectivity options within and between data centers, improve price-performance, and apply dynamic software control to flexible, application-independent infrastructure," said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. "We look forward to collaborating with the OSO community to understand their requirements and contribute solutions."

http://www.vellosystems.com/osocomingsoon/
http://www.opensourceoptical.org

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Where is SDN today? Vello Systems' Karl May answers...




Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pacnet Opens Flagship, Tier III Data Center in Singapore

Pacnet, which operates an extensive submarine networks across the Asia-Pacific region, officially opened CloudSpace II (SGCS2), a Tier III data center that is also designed in accordance with the BCA Green Mark scheme – the equivalent to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the US Green Building Council.

The US$90 million facility is one of Pacnet’s flagship data centers built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for interconnected, advanced data and managed services in the Asia-Pacific region.  The eight-storey, 155,000-square foot standalone facility, offers access to Pacnet’s managed services, including Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) and Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN). Available in the first quarter of 2014, PEN is a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform that will allow customers in the SGCS2 to manage networking services virtually and build high performance and cloud-ready networks that are cost-efficient, reliable, flexible and scalable.

The newly opened data center is carrier neutral and is directly connected to Pacnet’s submarine cable networks. It boasts fully redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as a latest-generation security access system.

“With Singapore firmly entrenched as a dynamic financial hub, the Infocomm Development Authority’s recent push to develop into a big data hub translates into a rising need for data center services,” said Mr Giles Proctor, Vice President of Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet. “We are excited about launching Singapore’s first data center with Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute, and continuing to grow along with the Lion City in the years ahead.”

http://www.pacnet.com

In November 2013, Pacnet announced plans for a pan-Asia Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform using Vello’s Connectivity Exchange software and OpenStack from Mirantis.

Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) will provide carriers and large enterprises with the ability to provision network bandwidth on-demand across the Pacnet undersea cable system.
VellOS Connectivity Exchange also provides Pacnet with "intelligent overprovisioning."  Vello said this ensures that expensive WAN links between countries and data centers are always fully utilized and monetized via software control of data flows associated with tiered SLAs.

Pacnet will provide tiered SLAs with on-demand provisioning, just-in-time provisioning, bandwidth calendaring, and automatic path recalculation and failover. The network-as-a-service will be available via 10 data centers in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore at launch in Q1 2014, followed by the US and China by first half of 2014, and eventually expand to all its interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

In October 2013, Pacnet announced its activation of an optical mesh network with 100G on its EAC Pacific fiber optic cable system.  Pacnet can now offer its Carrier and Enterprise customers 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps services between Asia-Pacific and the U.S.

Pacnet said its new backbone integrates subsea fiber infrastructure and terrestrial backhaul links supporting pure packet technology and OTN switching in the optical core.  The upgrade supports both Ethernet and OTN interfaces at a location, allowing flexible selection of whether to multiplex, scale up and down, amplify, groom, optically express, or switch individual data streams. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vello Systems Adds to its Management Team

Vello Systems announced two key hires:  Alan McKee, VP – Engineering and Jeff Paine, VP – Marketing.

Before joining Vello, McKee was Vice President of Engineering at Intelliden, where he led the product engineering efforts for Intelliden’s award winning R-Series software suite. McKee helped guide Intelliden’s successful acquisition by IBM Tivoli in 2010, where he stayed on to lead the network configuration products for the organization.

Jeff Paine, Vice President of Marketing, has more than 20 years of experience as a high-tech marketing and business development executive. His previous assignments include pre-IPO Cisco Systems, New Zealand-based Endace (recently acquired by Emulex), Vividas and UTStarcom.

http://www.vellosystems.com/


  • Last month, Vello Systems confirmed that Pacnet is building a pan-Asia Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform using Vello’s Connectivity Exchange software and OpenStack from Mirantis.  Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) will provide carriers and large enterprises with the ability to provision network bandwidth on-demand across the Pacnet undersea cable system.  VellOS Connectivity Exchange also provides Pacnet with "intelligent overprovisioning."  Vello said this ensures that expensive WAN links between countries and data centers are always fully utilized and monetized via software control of data flows associated with tiered SLAs.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pacnet Plans SDN-Powered, Pan-Asia Network Services with Vello Systems

Pacnet is building a pan-Asia Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform using Vello’s Connectivity Exchange software and OpenStack from Mirantis.

Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) will provide carriers and large enterprises with the ability to provision network bandwidth on-demand across the Pacnet undersea cable system.
VellOS Connectivity Exchange also provides Pacnet with "intelligent overprovisioning."  Vello said this ensures that expensive WAN links between countries and data centers are always fully utilized and monetized via software control of data flows associated with tiered SLAs.

Pacnet will provide tiered SLAs with on-demand provisioning, just-in-time provisioning, bandwidth calendaring, and automatic path recalculation and failover. The network-as-a-service will be available via 10 data centers in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore at launch in Q1 2014, followed by the US and China by first half of 2014, and eventually expand to all its interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

“What we’ve achieved at Pacnet is a signal example of the significant economic and operational benefits that truly open systems can deliver,” said Karl May, Chief Executive Officer, Vello Systems. “The Pacnet PEN offering based on the VellOS Connectivity Exchange application represents what can be achieved in an application- and environment-aware network that can adapt dynamically to changing resource requirements of critical business applications.”

http://www.vellosystems.com/company/press-releases/pacnet-selects-vello/

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vello Builds SDN-Powered Optical Node for Equinix Data Center

Vello Systems is powering a three-node optical network featuring white-box Ethernet switches in Equinix’s NY5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in New York to act as a test bed for software-defined networking (SDN).

The Vello Systems OpenFlow-based SDN solution is an enterprise network operating system that unifies the control of the optical, Ethernet and virtual networking planes under common, open software.

The VellOS 7.0 OpenFlow-enabled application platform is already used by leading financial institutions.

"Customers are looking at SDN as a means to an end, not as an end in itself. Vello understands that customers care about results, including business and operational agility, service velocity, and reduced operational and capital expenditures,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks International Data Corporation. “With VellOS, the company's aim is to ensure that the underlying network infrastructure is aligned with and responds dynamically to customer requirements relating to key application workloads and services."

http://www.vellosystems.com/products

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