Software defined networking promises to do for networking what virtualization did for servers, giving engineers a more flexible solution by abstracting from the physical hardware. UBIqube is poised to take advantage of the revolution with its SDN Organization Suite.
â€œThe Software Defined Networking (SDN) vision is driven by the explosion of virtualization in the cloud, bringing a new demand for flexibility in control and management across the entire network,â€�Â said a spokesperson from UBIqube.
The suite builds upon its existing MSActivator OSS suite. It provides a multitenant, multivendor and multiprotocol network.
MSActiviator bridges the gap between cloud components, such as virtual appliances and hypervisors, and legacy network component.
The Object Based Management Framework (OBMF) provides an open mediation layer via an API that allows network components to interface.
The suite also provides an abstraction layer, allowing administrators to build pure SDN and hybrids between SDN and conventional networks.
Administrators can optimize network usage, improve workflow automation, rapidly deliver new network functionality, integrate new services and protocols, streamline orders, reduce operational costs and prepare for the future by implementing SDN now.
SDN has the full weight of major networking equipment providers behind it. A number of manufacturers, including Alcatel-Lucent, Arista Networks, Big Switch, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and NEC, have joined forces to build the OpenDaylight platform, an open source standard for SDN networks. Having an open standard will certainly help SDN to grow.
â€œThis is a rare gathering of leaders in the technology ecosystem who have decided to combine efforts in a common platform in order to innovate faster and build better products for their customers,â€� said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, said. â€œThe world has learned that collaborative development can quickly drive software innovation, especially in fast moving markets. We are excited to be working with OpenDaylight and expect truly amazing things to come.â€�
For those who are interested in SDN, the SDN Zone Preconference will be held co-located with ITEXPO Las Vegas in August. For more information, click here.
Edited by Rich Steeves