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Netsocket Unveils Virtualized SDN Solution

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July 09, 2013

Netsocket Unveils Virtualized SDN Solution

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By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

The convergence of virtualization technologies, along with the rising demands from big data, BYOD, layered security, combined with the dynamic nature of cloud-based resources, is making conventional legacy network design unsustainable over the long term. This has forced many businesses to move to software defined networking (SDN) that promises simplification, elasticity, and affordability.


Netsocket, a developer of software-defined networking solutions, announced its new Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN) product suite, a SDN framework for network virtualization and advanced automation.

The new product suite is noted to be fully optimized, automated and cost-effective network, and is comprised of a complete, three-tier software-defined networking (SDN) architecture that offers end-to-end virtual networking, centralized orchestration and automation, and superior interoperability and integration with legacy routed networks as well as higher level management systems such as Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center.

"The NVN portfolio is the culmination of Netsocket's vision to provide application aware, rich network visibility and the virtualized network resources required to automatically anticipate, isolate and remediate problems in the network," John White, president and chief executive officer of Netsocket said in a statement.

"The NVN portfolio provides customers with an SDN migration strategy that has practical use cases as well as enterprise-wide deployability," White added.

As indicated, the Netsocket Virtual Network delivers: flexibility of configuration and management, enabling the adoption of automated orchestration and next generation management user interfaces and APIs; seamless legacy network interoperability, achieved through intrinsic routing capability in the controller, allowing an “at-your-pace” network migration path; commoditization of switching functions, eliminating the need for any network hardware other than commodity layer 2 switches and off-the-shelf x86 servers; and automated networking through NVN applications that are network configuration and operational state “aware,” and capable of adaptively monitoring and controlling underlying network services.

The NVN suite is completely software-based, targeting commodity x86 virtual server platforms. The networking elements of NVN include the vFlowController and vFlowSwitch. Also, to encourage the adoption of virtual networking and expedite the path to advanced centralized management, orchestration and automation capabilities, Netsocket provides these components at no cost.

NVN also includes two applications. vNetCommander, the centralized management system and  vNetOptimizer, the next generation virtualized version of Netsocket’s Cloud Experience Manager service.

With this unique approach to network virtualization and SDN, Netsocket is redefining the way in which networks are installed, deployed, managed, and maintained, said the company,

Netsocket announced the availability of Netsocket Virtual Network Early Experience Edition, which is downloadable for free.




Edited by Rich Steeves


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