NEC Demos SDN Integration with Partners

By Paula Bernier October 04, 2013

NEC Corporation of America is at Interop this week, demonstrating the integration of its software-defined networking solution with a handful of other vendors’ solutions.

The NEC ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, which has northbound APIs to work with other solutions, is being shown at the New York event, working with the management applications offered as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform; optimization applications provided via the A10 AX Series Application Delivery Controller; and security applications including Armor5 Enterprise Mobile Security, ISC8's Cyber adapt, and Radware's DefenseFlow attack detection framework.

"Organizations make strategic decisions to adopt an open hybrid cloud to enable choice in vendors while leveraging their existing infrastructure investments," said Mike Werner, senior director of Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. "NEC's ProgrammableFlow Software Defined Network Suite embraces open environments and is certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. We look forward to continue our collaboration with NEC to expand options for organizations moving to the cloud through the Red Hat OpenStack ecosystem."

The new Version 5 of NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite supports the OpenFlow 1.3 standard, offers integration with the OpenStack Grizzly release, and provides improved performance, reliability and scalability.

"NEC's Version 5 ProgrammableFlow controller represents its continuing commitment to revolutionizing the way networks are managed and to reduce overall networking costs as well as improve automation and ease of use," said Avi Chesla, CTO of Radware. "The NEC approach allows next-generation networks to host innovative new services and to become part of these services, thus increasing the overall value of the networks for all users. Radware continues to support and develop L4-L7 ADC and security SDN applications that are integrated within the ProgrammableFlow controller, offering these solutions as native network services. With L4-L7 load balancing, and security solutions becoming more pervasive, overall operational and capital costs will be reduced and service levels will be improved."

Edited by Alisen Downey

Executive Editor, TMC

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