Irving, Texas – October 29, 2013 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced that it will showcase the latest version of its ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, including the ProgrammableFlow PF 6800 Controller, the first generally available SDN controller supporting both the OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3 standards, at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference at JPMorgan Chase in New York on Oct. 29-30.
Initially launched in 2011, the ProgrammableFlow networking suite was the first commercially available SDN solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol enabling complete network virtualization, allowing customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. As IT organizations seek to improve service delivery and user experience through strategic projects, such as cloud infrastructure and BYOD, the complexity and manual processes of traditional network design can negatively impact the success of these initiatives. ProgrammableFlow transforms network performance and agility by providing production-ready SDN solutions that increase flexibility, visibility and efficiency, while reducing complexity and controlling cost.
“The open networking market has evolved rapidly in the past nine months to require an integrated approach to physical and virtual networking that spans controllers, management, applications plus virtual plus physical switching,” said Nick Lippis, ONUG chairman and co-founder. “The NEC ProgrammableFlow Version 5 controller offers such integration and a growing ecosystem to deliver on the promise of open networking."
At ONUG, NEC will be featuring demonstrations of SDN applications integrated with ProgrammableFlow’s Northbound API built on a data fabric that includes Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniSwitch; Juniper’s EX4550 switch; and NoviFlow’s Novikit 200, along with demonstrations featuring other members of NEC’s SDN Application Center.
“The ability to automate provisioning and dynamically tune network performance based on unified applications and user policies is at the core of our Application Fluent Network (AFN) vision for Enterprises,” said Stephane Robineau, Vice President of Enterprise Networks, Alcatel-Lucent. “Successful interoperability of the NEC OpenFlow ProgrammableFlow controller with our OmniSwitch platform provides Enterprise customers a real showcase of benefits from open, flexible, programmable networks that improve IT service delivery and quality of experience.”
The full press release can be found at www.necam.com.