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NEC and Dell Expand Solutions for Open Networking

October 14, 2014 mercury 0 Comment

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, networking and communications solutions, and Dell Inc., a world leader in providing end-to-end IT solutions, today announced a collaboration on a high-performance, highly reliable SDN-enabled fabric solution. Recently, the companies completed interoperability validation between NEC’s ProgrammableFlow® Controller and Dell’s OpenFlow®-enabled S-Series switches, helping ensure that the devices worked well together.

This interoperability:

  • Creates a high-performance Ethernet fabric that provides the needed throughput to meet the demands of new applications and services
  • Enables network virtualization to unlock service agility without the need for encapsulation
  • Delivers network service chaining through a flow-based network policy management
  • Provides end-to-end visibility with automatic network discovery and configuration

The shift toward software-defined data centers has transformed networking by delivering enhanced agility, more choices and optimized networking operations for today’s organizations. Dell’s open-networking initiative disrupts the traditional switch model by enabling rapid innovation and customer choice through hardware and software disaggregation. Customers can more easily and efficiently deploy, monitor and adjust network services and performance with open networking. A leader and pioneer in SDN, NEC revolutionizes network control through its award-winning ProgrammableFlow Controller, which enables customers to deploy high performance, scalable virtualized networks on a shared infrastructure.

“Dell’s SDN strategy is built on providing customers a choice, allowing them to tailor networks to their specific needs. Combining our innovative Dell Networking switching platforms with the leading NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller, we are able to deliver a highly-differentiated and cost-effective SDN solution to customers embracing Network Functions Virtualization and OpenFlow technologies,” said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Product Management & Strategy, Dell Networking.

“As leaders in the networking industry, NEC and Dell are dedicated to providing our customers with more choices and better flexibility when configuring their networks,” said Mitsuhiro Murooka, vice president, NEC Corporation of America. “These technologies take another step toward enabling customers to obtain the network solutions that work best for their current needs and future growth.”

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