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Lumina Networks Unites Traditional BGP/MPLS Networks with White Box Switching Using New SD-Core Capabilities

Lumina Networks Unites Traditional BGP/MPLS Networks with White Box Switching Using New SD-Core Capabilities

This week, we implemented new features in our Flow Manager product that allow large network providers to immediately evolve their BGP/MPLS networks toward SDN, using a centralized controller and lower cost infrastructure. We will be demonstrating these features at the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking Summit in Los Angeles.

SD-Core brings both existing BGP/MPLS routers and new white box switches, under the control of SDN, combining the use of BGP, PCEP, NETCONF, OpenFlow and P4, to deliver automated end-to-end services, provisioning and management.

“In every SDN deployment, bringing the existing network under an automation framework is the number one priority,” said our CEO, Andrew Coward. “What makes Lumina different, is our ability to operate a single control plane that software defines the existing routed network and enables white-box vendors to integrate into the solution with next-generation switching protocols. This allows our provider customers to offer their existing services seamlessly over both, while at the same time expanding their offers to more advanced services, thus bridging the gap between the old and new”.

Our Flow Manager now supports the ability to define VLAN, MPLS and Segment Routing intent paths over low-cost switches. Also, Flow Manager can assign packet transport services to the paths including E-Line, E-Tree, L2VPN or L3VPN.  To achieve these capabilities, Flow Manager runs using the Lumina SDN Controller, Powered by OpenDaylight™, along with the OpenFlow and BGP plugins provided by the controller.

The implementation includes a centralized path policy manager function providing many of the traffic management features found in traditional BGP/MPLS networks also provides very unique features including fine grained traffic classification at the service ingress node, traffic replication and point to multi-point (P2MP) services including “anycast” destinations, and L2-L4 packet field manipulation at the service egress node.

Lumina Flow Manager release 6.1 is available as a free trial version, along with the Lumina SDN Controller, Powered by OpenDaylight™ and can be obtained at https://www.luminanetworks.com

Lumina Networks Releases its SDN Controller Version 7

Lumina Networks Releases its SDN Controller Version 7

Lumina Networks Releases its SDN Controller Version 7

 The First Commercial Distribution of an SDN Controller, Powered by OpenDaylight™ Nitrogen, Improves Ease of Deployment

San Jose, California — Dec. 19, 2017— Today Lumina Networks introduced version 7.1 of the company’s SDN Controller, powered by OpenDaylight™ Nitrogen.   This major release, Lumina Network’s second, since launching the company in August 2017, includes simplified package management via Apache Karaf 4.0, streamlined support for software patch delivery and expanded testing ensuring product quality for the company’s major service provider customers.

“This new release further enhances our ability to move SDN deployments out of the lab and into the network by providing a high-quality and supported SDN control plane that is vendor-neutral and adaptable to both brownfield and greenfield use cases”, said Andrew Coward, Lumina Networks’ CEO.  “This high-quality SDN platform along with Lumia Networks’ NetDev Services allow for production-quality service integration for a wide variety of vendor networking equipment and orchestration tools.”

Lumina Networks’ SDN controller is commonly used by major service providers to deploy SDN use cases such as SD-Core, Network Configuration control, and Virtual Network Function management.   In addition to the SDN Controller and NetDev Services, the company offers specific applications such as Fabric Manager for Kubernetes®, Lumina Flow Manager, for OpenFlow management, and VNF Manager for configuration of virtualized network functions.

Lumina Networks offers free downloads for trial at www. luminanetworks.com.  Upgrades to version 7.1 for existing customers will become available on Friday, December 22nd.

About Lumina Networks

Lumina Networks believes the future is open software networks where service providers are in control of their development. Lumina is the catalyst that brings open software networking out of the lab and into the live network. We develop open source platforms and provide NetDev Services to jointly deliver production systems and to transfer know-how in Agile Software Development methods.

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Kevin Woods

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Press Release: Lumina Networks delivers first commercial OpenDaylight integration with Kubernetes®

Press Release: Lumina Networks delivers first commercial OpenDaylight integration with Kubernetes®

Lumina Networks delivers first commercial OpenDaylight integration with Kubernetes®

Lumina Fabric Manager enables Kubernetes to control Ethernet switch fabrics from major industry vendors

SYDNEY, Australia, OpenStack Summit —Nov. 8, 2017—Lumina Networks, Inc. a market leading provider of SDN controller solutions Powered by OpenDaylight™, today announced the availability of Lumina Fabric Manager, a plug-in for Kubernetes that enables automated control and orchestration of physical Ethernet switches and fabrics from companies such as Cisco and Juniper.

The solution takes advantage of the “universal translator” abstraction capabilities of OpenDaylight to translate Kubernetes network intent into actions in the switch fabric, and helps expand the network capabilities and reach of Kubernetes from the virtual to physical world.

By deploying Lumina’s Fabric Manager, customers can shift the compute burden of networking from servers to their existing Ethernet switches.  In turn, this can free-up compute resources to allow higher density containers, to facilitate the delivery of higher and more consistent network performance.

Aside from the performance and resource gains, customers can benefit from the solution by having Kubernetes automatically control the flow of network traffic within their data centers and equipment racks to containers, provisioned in real-time.   This means that configuration of their switch fabric is kept synchronized with the networking requirements of each container.

“Lumina Networks is focused on delivering SDN applications on-top of OpenDaylight and bringing customers’ SDN projects out of the lab and into the live network”, said Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks.  “Lumina’s Fabric Manager is a perfect example of taking a real-world SDN problem and productizing a solution for large-scale adoption.”

“As we have plans to migrate compute workloads from hypervisors to containers, we recognized that Kubernetes alone could not automate provisioning on our Juniper Networks QFX™ switch fabric” said Brian Chan, Head of Infrastructure at Snapfish.  “We plan to deploy Lumina’s SDN Controller to interface between Kubernetes and the Ethernet Switches and provide fully automated network provisioning from container-based workloads to our physical network and appliances.”

About Lumina Networks

Lumina Networks believes the future is open software networks where service providers are in control of their development. Lumina is the catalyst that brings open software networking out of the lab and into the live network. We develop open source platforms and provide NetDev Services to jointly deliver production systems and to transfer know-how in Agile Software Development methods.

About Snapfish

Snapfish is an industry leading photo retailer which was founded in 1999 by a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to create a service to provide users the ability to store, share, and print their photos online. Today, Snapfish continues as a prominent photo platform to large retailers as well as a leading direct to consumer, world-wide brand providing innovative and inspiring products and services to help customers bring their photos to life.  Snapfish helps over 100 million members across 3 continents manage their most cherished memories and create personalized products from any device. Our customers entrust billions of photos with us, we add more than a million new members worldwide each month, millions of photos daily and provide product services around the world.

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(408) 708-3816

kevin@luminanetworks.com

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