NEC unveils Version 5 of ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite, featuring OpenFlow 1.3

NEC unveils Version 5 of ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite, featuring OpenFlow 1.3
Plans to demonstrate SDN technology and SDN ecosystem at Interop New York September 30-October 4

The ProgrammableFlow Networking team rolled out another market-leading version of its high performance OpenFlow Network Fabric last week.  First to support the OpenFlow 1.3 standard with a generally available SDN controller, NEC also announced new levels of scalability, up to 200 switches per controller, advanced performance and reliability characteristics-including Ether OAM and IP Multi-cast capabilities, important for the big content providers.  NEC has also expanded its network visualization capabilities, which of course have been integrated with the controller from inception, and include the ability to monitor end-to-end network flows from a central point.

NEC SDN ProgrammableFlow Suite

Johns Hopkins Physics Lab has implemented Version 5 to leverage the new OpenStack Grizzly interface.  OpenStack Grizzly delivers new levels of stability, and coupled with ProgrammableFlow SDN, enables integrated orchestration of compute and network resources.

NEC SDN Interop 2013

Version 5 will be featured by NEC at Interop New York this week at the Javits Center:

  • Version 5 of NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Software-defined Networking (SDN) solution will be showcased on the Expo floor, Booth 437.  Version 5 features the most advanced SDN controller on the market today, now scaling to 200 switches, with advanced performance characteristics including Ether OAM and Multi-cast capabilities
  • Demos will also feature the ProgrammableFlow northbound API, helping organizations proactively and automatically manage, secure and optimize their networks through SDN.  Applications leveraging this interface on the show floor will be:
    • SDN Management:  Red Hat’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
    • SDN Security:  Radware’s DefenseFlow attack detection framework, ISC8’s Cyber Adapt and Armor5 Enterprise Mobile Security
    • SDN Optimization:  A10 AX Series Application Delivery Controller

These services build on the open ecosystem represented by the NEC SDN Application Center first announced in May at Interop, Las Vegas.

Also at Interop, customers and NEC leaders will be discussing the business and technical impact of SDN:

  • Customer Rob Cannistra, of Marist College, NY.  Marist is an early adopter of SDN both from an enterprise and a research perspective.  He is speaking of his experience on the “End User Perspective” on Tuesday, October 1, from 3:45pm-4:30, moderated by Jim Metzler of Ashton, Metzler and Associates.
  • Thursday’s keynote at 10 a.m. will feature Kevin Hooper,  SVP at NEC Corporation of America, appearing on an SDN panel with representatives from HP, Cisco and Facebook
  • Samrat Ganguly, Chief Network Architect for NEC Corporation of America, will also participate on an SDN Workshop panel from 2:15-3pm Tuesday.

If you are in the New York area or attending Interop, please visit us on the show floor, Booth  437, to see working SDN today!

Later in the month in NYC, NEC will attend the Open User Network Group (ONUG) hosted by JP Morgan and Lippis Consulting.  ONUG will feature early adopters of SDN networking speaking on their experiences.  NEC will be demonstrating ProgrammableFlow Version 5 and integration with other switch vendors and third-party network and orchestration applications.

Watch this video to learn more about SDN.

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HITEC 2010 Demos

NEC technology demos and more…

Tuesday 6/22

 

calendar Sphericall for Hospitality
10am EST

calendar CLOVERIS – Interactive Room Control
1pm EST

calendar Facial Recognition for Digital Signage Advertising
3pm EST

 

Wednesday 6/23

 

calendar UCE Desktop
10am EST

calendar UCE Attendant Hospitality
2pm EST

The iPhone and Mobile UC

iPhoneAppThe influence of the iPhone has been nothing short of extraordinary over the last couple of years. New devices have emerged, new apps are introduced every day, and new global markets are opening up as a result of its popularity. According to a recent survey by Forrester Research, nearly one-fourth of 300 surveyed North American enterprises now support the iPhone.

This device shines an important light on the front-and-center role mobility is playing in unified communications. Enterprises are becoming more mobile by the day, and the ability to set contact rules and access presence information of other users on-the-go is key, regardless of device, be it RIM’s Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices, or the iPhone. Whether companies take a single-vendor or best-in-breed approach to deploying UC, the desktop and mobile device must work together to provide a cohesive view of the employee’s availability for enhanced productivity.

Recent enhancements to NEC’s UC for Enterprise portfolio feature key mobility enhancements, specifically connecting the new UCE Mobility Web-based client to the UCE Desktop client and new toolbar integration for Microsoft Outlook. NEC continues to see mobility as a major driving factor in UC deployments, and future portfolio enhancements will also reflect this trend.