In case you missed it, NEC announced on October 7 the general availability of their integrated compute and network orchestration solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager customers. The streamlined infrastructure solution, with a REST-based northbound interface to applications from the ProgrammableFlow Software-defined Network and the integration with Virtual Machine Manager, enables application-aware networking and unprecedented levels of control and flexibility.
Mike Schutz, General Manager of Microsoft Product Marketing for the Server and Tools Group, talks about the collaboration between these strategic partners and the benefits customers can expect in a new video entitled NEC and Microsoft: Delivering Open, Standards-based SDN for Cloud. NEC is looking forward to demonstrating the technology at Microsoft TechEd May 12-15 in Houston, TX.
- Radically speeds network provisioning and configuration
- Control data center traffic flow on a granular level, including dynamic, supplication-centric security policy for reduced OpEx and CapEx
- Apply business policy consistently and automatically across the compute and network infrastructure for greater responsiveness to the business
- Increase network visibility for greater manageability and accelerated troubleshooting
- Enable isolated, secure multi-tenant networks for private clouds to meet compliance and service level goals
- Improve throughput with the server and across the network fabric
- Reduce power and footprint over traditional networks, with savings up to 80%
- Scales to thousands of virtual networks, and hundreds of thousands of VMs
- Provide an open, standards-based architecture for investment protection
- Add, move or change virtual and physical networks in seconds from Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, shaving days or weeks from traditional deployment models
For more information, go to necam.com/sdn, or customers can contact either NEC or their Microsoft reseller for further information.