NEC Collaborates with Stanford, Georgia Tech, Raytheon BBN Technologies on OpenFlow Switching

Stanford University's Gates BuildingNEC is at the forefront of research and innovation in the field of OpenFlow networks, an open switching standard developed at Stanford University that enables a new generation of network control software.  Today, attendees at the GEC9 (GENI) conference in Washington, D.C., will be able to see a demonstration of OpenFlow switching conducted in partnership between NEC, Stanford, Geogia Tech and Raytheon BBN Technologies.

NEC now has in limited release it’s ProgrammableFlow switches, which are based on the OpenFlow standard and have been deployed in over 20 research organizations worldwide.

The OpenFlow project at Stanford is part of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program.

NEC Wins Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, U.S. & Canada

As posted in our online newsroom this week, NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is the proud recipient of Cisco’s Enterprise Partner of the Year award for the regional theater covering the United States and Canada. Cisco unveiled the winners, awarded for their performance during Cisco’s fiscal 2009, on April 28 at its annual channel partner conference in San Francisco.

We believe our focus on vertical industries and the role of end users has given us an edge as we counsel customers on the business issues that matter most to them. Some examples of this focus in recent years include:

In addition to aligning our vertical business and technical expertise to meet the needs of customers, we’ve also worked hard to maintain and grow our Cisco partnership by investing in the necessary training and resources. Some of the milestones we reached along the way include:

  • Achieved Masters Security Certification
  • Achieved Masters Managed Services Channel Partner status in the areas of Contact Center and Security
  • Delivered technical knowledge and expertise to customers via 11 different Cisco Advanced Technology areas

As a result, we achieved a 39 percent year-over-year increase in joint NEC-Cisco wins over the period covering Cisco’s 2008 fiscal year.