In today’s data center and cloud environment, new business demands and new innovations in compute infrastructure have increased the strains on data center networks. Economies of scale and improvements in governance are driving demand for IT infrastructure that can handle a variety of workloads. But building networks that enable these benefits is a challenge. Current network equipment lacks flexibility and responsiveness to dynamic business demands, making it difficult to provision and even harder to manage the multitenant networks that cloud services require.
Complex, inflexible network configurations are a feature belonging to past decades with ProgrammableFlow. ProgrammableFlow centralizes control of the network, eliminates the need for distributed protocols such as Spanning Tree. ProgrammableFlow streamlines data center management through greater levels of automation while driving down operational costs and time to deliver business services.
In an environment where business requirements are constantly changing, planning for capacity has never been harder. ProgrammableFlow makes scaling out of network resources as easy as scaling out virtualized servers. ProgrammableFlow scales from a single rack integrated into an existing network to an entire data center, all managed from a central console.
ProgrammableFlow automatically monitors and intelligently distributes network traffic across multiple paths. Paths are managed according to custom defined policies and continuously updated based on network resources and traffic conditions. Any path between any two devices can be used, enabling more efficient use of network resources and multiplying the available bandwidth within the network.
ProgrammableFlow leverages the OpenFlow protocol to create Software-Defined Network (SDN) virtualization, giving NEC customers freedom of choice. By separating network control from switch hardware, organizations can make infrastructure investment decisions independently from the network features they want to support.
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ProgrammableFlow switch is a powerful, hybrid, multi-layer switch that can integrate into a legacy environment, or fully function with OpenFlow-enabled benefits behind NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Controller.
It takes a company like NEC, with the courage and commitment to introduce enterprise-class products, to give SDN a chance to prove itself in the very difficult and challenging enterprise IT environment.