VR network management solutions provider CENX and companies such as Brocade, Red Hat, and RIFT.io join together to demonstrate the end-to-end service management capabilities over hybrid network infrastructure in CENX’s SDNFV innovation lab.
This will show the vendors how a cooperative efforts can help service providers to operationalize their Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments using Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) capabilities.
Commenting on the initiative, Andrew McDonald, Senior Vice President of Core Products, CENX said, “Many service providers are on an aggressive path to execute business transformation strategies, which are centered on next-generation SDN and NFV technologies.”
“By bringing together leading vendors to pre-integrate comprehensive solutions across complex, hybrid physical and virtualized infrastructure, we can help service providers more quickly realize the opex-saving benefits of these innovations,” McDonald elucidated.
CENX’s SDNFV innovation lab provides data center economies and cloud agility to service providers. It showcases streamlined operations and real-world implementation of leading-edge use cases, such as enterprise services using virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE), VoLTE using virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), and Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN).
The multi-vendor environment includes CENX Exanova Service Intelligence, Brocade vRouter, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and RIFT.io RIFT.ware NFV Orchestrator and VNF Manager.
“Brocade is pleased to be collaborating with leading vendors to combine complementary technologies with the intention of building end-to-end service orchestration and management solutions for SDN and NFV deployments,” said Michael Bushong, vice president of product management, Software Networking at Brocade. “This can help operators truly evolve their network infrastructure to deliver on-demand services to their customers.”
Mike Werner, senior director, Global Technology Ecosystems, Red Hat sees the opportunity as a way to modernize networks and introduce new services to the customers. “And, OpenStack offers a highly scalable and reliable platform for SDN and NFV. Red Hat is thrilled to work with companies like Brocade, CENX, and Rift.io to offer a solution for SDN and NFV deployments on OpenStack.”
“Efficient and highly scalable network management and orchestration require the delivery of both service fulfillment and service performance monitoring,” said Vincent Spinelli, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at RIFT.io.
“We are demonstrating the real-world viability of this end-to-end solution inside the SDNFV innovation lab with our collaboration with CENX, which has the potential to accelerate SDN and NFV interest among service providers and enterprises, globally,” Spinelli summarized.