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New SDCloud Platform Provides Help in SDN / NFV Migration Efforts

By Steve Anderson May 02, 2016

Increasingly, more companies are taking up the gauntlet and bringing in both software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Some of these companies aren't exactly sure how to go about it, however, and that's prompting some new offerings like Criterion Networks' SDCloud Platform, a system which will help speed up delivery of both SDN and NFV solutions, as well as other products and services connected to these.

The SDCloud Platform itself is a cloud deployment and provisioning system, which can be scaled up or down as needed at the time. With the SDCloud Platform in place, users will be able to evaluate various OpenStack solutions. Additionally, in a departure from similar offerings on the market, SDCloud Platform users will be able to add in SDN controller options as well. That's something other cloud platforms generally don't offer, and the combination of SDN, NFV, OpenStack and SDN controller points make SDCloud Platform a clear favorite in the field.

Customers potentially interested in NFV and SDN have a particularly difficult time finding the time required to learn about what needs to be done in order to make these new systems function properly and deliver value in everyday operations. With SDCloud Platform, users can trim the time it takes to deploy these systems to minutes, which takes a hefty chunk out of the overall time requirement. Less time means less cash spent in the operation, and a better chance of getting value from the system that allows it to pay for itself. Plus, the system will also support the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) concept, which allows for further value thanks to tools like solution development, validation options, integration testing and more to be brought in.

Trying to bring in SDN and NFV options to a business' established systems can seem like a complex endeavor that may take so much time that a payback period looks like it's too far out in the future to even attempt to bother with. Tools like Criterion's, however, can reduce that payback period and make it a lot easier to justify bringing in SDN and NFV as it's not only easier, but it takes less time. That proposition makes it easier to get paid back, and makes Criterion's tools look better in the market besides. With better tools and an improved payback period, that makes for a better value proposition and improves Criterion's chances in the field.

Criterion is offering users an impressive value here, and that should make anyone who's taken an interest in adding SDN or NFV to operations ready to take a second look at its line of systems. Value never changes no matter what the field, and when a company can offer a good value, it's always worth another look.




Edited by Rory J. Thompson

Contributing Writer

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