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NFVZone Week in Review: ASOCS, Avi Networks, eASIC, Nexenta

By Paula Bernier September 05, 2015

Security, storage, speed, and silicon were four themes of our coverage this week in the NFVZone.

On the security front, Avi Networks launched a new release of its software-defined application delivery controller that makes security features more usable by extending the analytics, automation, and self-service provisioning capabilities of the solution. Release v.15.2 of the ADC, and the company’s new Continuous Security Insights Module, constantly analyze security configurations and user-to-application traffic to help identify attacks, security misconfigurations, and other vulnerabilities; notify admins the status of security at all times via alerts, logs, and based on various metrics; and can see and mitigate anomalous behaviors.

“Lack of application visibility and usable, real-time information have left many network administrators in a state of inaction when it comes to proactive management of network security,” said Brad Casemore, research director for datacenter networking at IDC. “Avi’s approach arms enterprises with actionable insights that enable them to implement a more dynamic, real-time system for network and application security.”

Nexenta and Wipro this week had news related to storage.

As Laura Stotler reports, IT consultant Wipro will be using Nexenta’s NexentaStor OpenSDS platform at its Bangalore, India, location to create storage for virtual desktops based on VMware Horizon 6.

"We needed a cost-effective storage solution that could scale with our VDI implementation,” said Wipro Ltd. CIP Raja Ukil. “Nexenta demonstrated that we can achieve great performance metrics while being able to scale the storage capacity at an optimal cost.”

In the speed and silicon realm, ASOCS Ltd. and eASIC Corp. were promoting their new partnership through which they will develop a custom silicon device for the acceleration of network virtualization applications based on the eASIC Nextreme-3 platform.

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On a related note, eASIC in May announced a partnership with Intel. These two also plan to combine their respective platforms (the Xeon processor in Intel’s case) to develop new products.

ADTRAN was also in the news again this week. Last month it held an analyst and press event at its headquarters, and since then it’s unleashed a flurry of news announcements. The latest, as Laura Stotler discussed, has to do with how ADTRAN is aiming to make things easier for customers with its new Virtual Network Function suite.

As previously reported here, ADTRAN last month provided a list of the customer premises functions it will be offering as software-only solutions, detailed its bundling strategy regarding those functions, and talked about how it expects to integrate cloud-controlled network programmability and self-activated cloud delivery into its product line.

Executive Editor, TMC

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