CPLANE Makes Available SDN Software for Connecting Apps across Data Centers

By Paula Bernier October 23, 2014

CPLANE Networks this week commercially launched its Dynamic Virtual Networks Interconnect product for wide area networks.

This software-defined networking software, which is based on OpenStack, leverages the company’s SDN Controller to enable the creation of Layer 2 and 3 VPNs over MPLS. That way, data center operations can connect applications spanning multiple data centers.

DVNI also allows for automatic discovery; label-switched path traffic optimization planning, modeling and analysis for fast reroutes and alternate paths; policy-based management for overbooking, security, and QoS; and resource-based admission control and traffic shaping.

In other recent news from CPLANE, the company in August announced a partnership with KnowÏSys Inc.

The alliance brings together the CPLANE NETWORKS Dynamic Virtual Networks solution together with the KnowÏSys lean innovation practices to allow for streamlined cloud deployments through automation, integration, and planning.

"Customers need agile cloud services to respond to increasingly shorter and more demanding business cycles," said Larry Lozon, founder and managing partner of KnowÏSys. "They want the benefits that public clouds offer, but with more control, better security and improved operational oversight. KnowÏSys accelerates the OpenStack design and deployment process while ensuring operational control and integrity. CPLANE's lightweight, easy to deploy SDN solution delivers the performance, scalability and reliability that today's large data centers demand."

OpenStack, for those not familiar, is a cloud-focused open source effort initiated by Rackspace. Just as Rackspace was readying to open its cloud source code, it heard that NASA had a similar effort under way with the Nebula cloud solution. So Rackspace joined forces with NASA under the umbrella of the cloud initiative now known as OpenStack, and this effort has been growing ever since. There were some cloud services out there before the launch of OpenStack, but different players had different stacks and APIs, which was slowing down the adoption of cloud solutions because users didn’t give them the visibility and control they needed. And customers wanted to run cloud solutions inside their data centers on their networks, but a lot of available software wasn’t written at any kind of scale to allow for that. Also, some users wanted to leverage the public cloud for functions that weren’t required to be on site. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Executive Editor, TMC

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