Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new architectural approach that provides network abstractions to enable automation, orchestration and virtualization of the network. A primary roadblock to SDN adoption has been the requirement to either “rip-and-replace” or be locked into closed and proprietary vendor solutions. Extreme Networks’ SDN deployment differentiates itself by being able to provide measurable, proven benefits to migrating to an open, standards-based SDN in a brownfield environment.
We are proud and excited to officially announce at Interop 2015 the Extreme Networks OneController solution. At Extreme Networks, we believe a simple, fast and smart SDN solution will create successful business outcomes. The Town of Enfield’s deployment of Extreme Networks’ open, standards-based OneController demonstrates a comprehensive, real-worlds SDN implementation being seamlessly added to an existing network. This deployment proves Extreme Networks’ differentiated brownfield strategy, which enables a “no rip-and-replace” migration from existing multivendor networks to SDN. Extreme Networks is the first wired/wireless networking company to have completed an OpenDaylight-based integration with Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync) via OneController. In addition, NetSight is the industry’s first network management application that can provision consistent network policies across a multivendor network using the Group-Based Policy project in OpenDaylight. To further accelerate industry innovation velocity, Extreme Networks is also enhancing its SDN ecosystem by introducing its online Marketplace including an App Store and online Developer Portal.
Extreme Networks’ SDN deployment differentiates itself by being able to provide measurable, proven benefits to migrating to an open, standards-based SDN in a brownfield environment.
This solution is part of the Extreme Networks’ SDN architecture that accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the whole network (Wi-Fi, Campus and Data Center). We do this through a modular, open and standards-based development environment as well as turnkey solutions that integrate with existing infrastructure and avoid architecture lock-in. The architecture will include existing SDN solutions (OneFabric Control Center, OneFabric Connect, several integrated 3rd party apps, and EXOS with its OpenFlow and inSite SDK) and an OpenDayLight Controller that is hardened and enhanced.
The Extreme Networks SDN OneController is now in Limited Availability. Subsequent versions of the OneController will also integrate other Extreme Networks software solutions such as: The IdentiFi wireless controller functionality, NAC, and Purview. This will open our software to the greater development community and allow other SDN compliant third parties to control these as well.
Additional information about our SDN solution can be found at: http://extremenetworks.com/solutions/sdn
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