Corporation of America (NEC), along with NEC Corporation in Japan,
announced today that NEC's Unified Network Coordinator (UNC), a
ProgrammableFlow Version 5.1, OpenFlow-based, software-defined data
center interconnect solution, has won the Best of Interop Management
category, as determined by a distinguished panel of judges at Interop
Las Vegas. The conference continues through April 4 at the Mandalay Bay
Convention Center. For more information, visit www.bestofinterop.com.
The Best of Interop Judging Committee, made up of 16 award-winning IT
editors and analysts, reviewed nearly 130 entries in nine categories.
The winners in each category represented the products that the judging
committee believed had the most significant technical impact on their
segment and are helping to move business technology forward.
"Congratulations to NEC for winning the Management category of the Best
of Interop awards, and to all of our winners," said Interop General
Manager Jennifer Jessup. "We're excited for Interop attendees to be able
to experience these new technologies first-hand in the Expo."
First announced March 3, 2014, NEC's UNC addresses key challenges faced
by today's businesses, including increased business continuity
requirements, greater bandwidth needs, better access to geographically
dispersed apps and data, increased network complexity, and required
visibility for better security.
The UNC tackles these issues and improves scalability of the network
controller by 10 times over previous ProgrammableFlow controllers. It
enables construction and orchestration of virtual networks across
multiple controllers within a data center, as well as across
interconnects between data centers. The UNC's capability of linking
virtual networks across and between data centers gives customers the
abilty to link to specific policies within the UNC. In turn, users gain
the ability to have an end-to-end policy across multiple controllers and
multiple domains. With its up to 10x* scalability, each ProgrammableFlow
UNC can control up to 10 controllers or 10 sites or 10 zones in a large
data center; 2,000 switches (compared to 200 per controller in previous
version); 100,000 VLANS; and 10 million flows.
*As tested by NEC
"The award in Management continues the recognition NEC has achieved as a
leading provider in the SDN space. We're honored that the Best of
Interop Judging Committee recognizes the business value that NEC's UNC
delivers by improving an organization's networking agility," said Don
Clark, business development director, NEC Corporation of America. "NEC
looks forward to continuing our success in delivering SDN solutions that
solve real-world challenges for our customers."
NEC is showcasing the UNC plus the latest version of the
ProgrammableFlow Network Suite and NEC's cloud, biometrics, analytics,
unified communications and collaboration, and managed services solutions
this week at Interop Las Vegas in NEC booth #1839.
About ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite
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. Now with version 5.1,
customers can unify and control remote networks, all from a central
location, to deliver simplified data center management, improved
end-user access to applications, enhanced collaboration, and
dramatically increase efficiency of IT resource utilization. Endorsed by customers,
the ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite provides the first comprehensive
suite that includes both physical and virtual switches as well as an SDN
controller and applications. Ideally suited for corporate and service
provider data centers, the ProgrammableFlow Controller PF6800 provides a
cost-effective, high-performance, highly scalable SDN platform.
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