Will SDN actually happen?

Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to communication networking that allows network administrators to manage network services through abstraction of lower-level functionality. This is done by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying systems, that forward traffic to the selected destination (the data plane). SDN requires some method for the control plane to communicate with the data plane. One such mechanism, OpenFlow, is often misunderstood to be equivalent to SDN, but other mechanisms could also fit into the same concept.…

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Industry’s first quad-technology demarcation device introduced by Telco Systems

Telco Systems announces the release of the industry’s first quad-tech demarcation device, T-Marc 3308. This product is a cost-effective and flexible solution for communication service providers that paves a smooth migration path from existing Ethernet operations to tomorrow’s intelligent networks keeping our customers at the forefront of communication services. T-Marc 3308 combines the four technologies of IP Layer 3, CE 2.0, MPLS and Software-Driven Networking (SDN) and comes with IP Layer 3 capability and is MEF-certified to smoothly support service providers as they operate over Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet 2.0.…

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Can an ATCA switch be used for SDN?

Software-Defined Networking’s vision is to separate the network’s control plane from the data plane and to encourage two layers of equipment: (1) simple, “bare metal” switches throughout the network running OpenFlow/NETCONF and (2) centralized SDN controllers to manage the data path. The controllers constitute the smart engines that carry a virtually unlimited quantity of Ethernet links to connect the simple switches running along the data path. The SDN controllers participate in a network that supports OpenFlow and NETCONF capabilities. They also reserve room for high-level applications such as load balancers and…

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Telco Systems presents the new EdgeGenie Orchestrator for managing D-NFV deployments

The year is drawing to a close but the Telco Systems’ team has been busier than ever this month introducing the new SDN/NFV product – EdgeGenie Orchestrator™. EdgeGenie Orchestrator is the upgraded Telco System’s management system with added controller and orchestration modules. New system is set to manage Distributed NFV (D-NFV) deployments including virtual machine initiation, configuration and maintenance, service attachment and chaining, and virtual network function resilience. It also provides an OpenFlow southbound interface as well as NETCONF and YANG support, enabling simple SDN implementation and integration with other…

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CloudMetro 100, the first 10GE platform for Virtualized IT Services at the network edge

The newest addition to Telco System’s Open Metro Edge solution is the  CloudMetro 100, the first 10GE platform for Virtualized IT Services at the network edge. CloudMetro 100 is a carrier-grade platform that enables service providers to transform their networks from mere transport to full IT-enabled networks – highly orchestrated, agile and virtualized. With CloudMetro 100, telecom network operators can run TelcoApps™ VNFs to provide multi-services in addition to connectivity services, and it supports Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (Distributed NFV). What sets CloudMetro 100 apart is that it combines a…

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