Organisations can modify, control and manage the dynamic physical and virtual networks
IBM and NEC are partnering to provide standards-based OpenFlow offering to power dynamic networks, manage massive amounts of information and deliver new services to leading organisations.
OpenFlow enables organisations to modify, control and manage the dynamic physical and virtual networks.
OpenFlow-enabled 10/40GbE top of rack switch was first marketed by IBM and NEC was first to market with its ProgrammableFlow OpenFlow-based network controller.
Stanford, the originators of the OpenFlow protocol, will deploy IBM and NEC’s offering in a parallel network to test OpenFlow’s applicability to the university’s production environment.
And distributed data fabric provider Tervela has validated that OpenFlow offering delivers a breakthrough in dynamic networking to ensure predictable performance of Big Data for complex and demanding business environments.
In addition, ultra-low latency event data provider Selerity will employ IBM and NEC’s OpenFlow offering to accelerate real-time decision-making for global financial markets.
IBM System Networking CTO Renato Recio fellow said IBM’s investment in OpenFlow reflects the market reality that the data centre network is vital to business, driving new ways for users to control the functionality of networks to meet application requirements more simply, flexibly and intelligently.
"OpenFlow is a disruptive networking technology that offers a new level of interoperability and user control and which can ultimately transform the very economics of data centers. NEC and IBM have demonstrated leadership as early adopters of OpenFlow, as well as being first to market with a complete, high performance solution that addresses customer needs for a smarter network," said Renato.