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Brain4Net's New SDN Services Mean More Value

By Steve Anderson March 23, 2017

While software-defined networking (SDN) hasn't caught on quite as quickly or as deeply as its cohort network functions virtualization (NFV), there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that SDN is finding its own. Recently, Brain4Net demonstrated this point to most anyone's satisfaction, planning to exhibit a line of carrier Ethernet services built with SDN in mind, and built with virtual network services to bring impressive new value to users.

The new end-to-end solution draws on SDN as part of an overall package allowing carriers to offer customers more in the same space. This allows companies to get more out of a product lineup, and thus potentially reach more customers and realize more revenue.  Since the service draws in part from OpenFlow solutions geared toward Metro Aggregation Network concepts, a full set of services in a given area can be more readily offered. 

Using the various advantages offered by unified switching fabric, the Brain4Net solution can more effectively take advantage of connections from the communications service provider's (CSP) access network to the telco data center's “egress ports.” This in turn makes it that much easier to deliver traffic, and better integrate the network using a variety of cloud applications, including NFV itself. Meanwhile, the solution itself is built around three key components: the B4N Controller, which serves as an SDN controller on par with the best a carrier can offer; the B4N SwitchOS, a virtual OpenFlow switch; and the B4N Orchestrator, a part that handles lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) functions.

Those looking for similar advancements in the field will want to consider checking out Communications 2020, a new event collocated with IoT Evolution Expo. Staged at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from July 18-20, the event will introduce users to a growing array of communications technologies that can be  not only readily brought into play in the short term, but also will be guiding the communications market for some time to come.

More immediately, though, Brain4Net's new advances should go quite some way in helping users bring more services forward into the field at faster rates, meaning that there's a better chance of differentiating one company's advances from those of its competitors. That's good news in a growing field of competitors, as advancements from the mobile workforce to the Internet of Things (IoT) make communications services steadily more valuable.

Brain4Net's new offering means a great deal of value for potential users, thanks to SDN, NFV and a growing array of communications services in an increasingly competitive market.




Edited by Alicia Young

Contributing Writer

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