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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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Press Release: NoviFlow and Lumina Networks Partner to Deliver Industry’s First SD-Core Networking Solution

NoviFlow and Lumina Networks Partner to Deliver Industry’s First SD-Core Networking Solution

NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS Combined with Lumina’s SDN Controller, deliver carrier-grade MPLS core router capabilities at a fraction of the cost of proprietary vendor solutions.

The Hague, Netherlands, October 9, 2017 – NoviFlow Inc., a leading vendor of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching and routing solutions, and Lumina Networks, Inc. a market leading provider of vendor-independent SDN controller and applications powered by OpenDaylight™, today announced a partnership to deliver a Software Defined Core – SD-Core, using the world’s highest performance MPLS and Segment Routing based forwarding plane.

SD-Core redefines a carrier-grade architecture and technology-set for deploying scalable MPLS and Segment Routing based networks using SDN and white box technologies, enabling network providers to evolve their core networks to SDN, while retaining the protocols, products and reliability of their existing networks.

The solution builds on the needs of large MPLS networks to scale beyond the capabilities of typical core routers, while reducing costs, and enabling modern SDN and VNF-based architectures. Distributing the forwarding and data planes into separate elements, allows large network providers to adopt SDN, scale their control plane, adopt white box switches but keep their existing core router vendor, through a cap-and-switch strategy.

Unlike competing white box solutions, NoviWare, Noviflow’s high-performance OpenFlow forwarding plane software has been designed to address the complex MPLS requirements of carrier-grade networks and delivers over a million simultaneous flows using a programmable match-action pipeline, supporting all OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4 actions, instructions and match fields, along with key OpenFlow 1.5 features.

Providing control and applications for NoviWare’s dataplane, Lumina’s SDN Controller provides OpenFlow control to the data plane, while working with the network’s legacy routing software to integrate seamlessly with existing network nodes. Interfaces for provisioning, service assurance and operational tasks are made available via REST APIs and can be integrated with orchestrators to support TOSCA NFV service definitions.

The solution is built to allow the gradual migration of MPLS services – point-to-point E-line, L3VPN, E-tree, etc. to the new infrastructure, allowing the capping of investment of legacy core routers, while the network evolves to deliver new SDN-based services.

Dominique Jodoin, President and CEO of NoviFlow, explained, “The alliance between Lumina and NoviFlow provides a compelling new end-to-end solution for MPLS and Segment Routing, extending the radical CAPEX and OPEX benefits of SDN/OpenFlow beyond the network’s edge and into the spine and core. NoviWare provides a single uniform open standard-based forwarding plane interface for OpenFlow, gRPC, and soon gNMI and P4-runtime, finally delivering the programmable network that Tier 1 carriers, network infrastructure providers, and enterprises have been waiting for. NoviFlow is honored to join forces with a key player such as Lumina Networks to offer unprecedented feature/performance in commercial SDN solutions.”

“Taking specific SDN use cases out of the lab and deploying them in real customers, with real problems is the cornerstone of our value.” said Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks. “It’s rare that a new solution is simultaneously lower cost, higher-performance and ready for production, so working with NoviFlow to evolve the core of our MPLS customers’ networks is a real demonstration of the power of SDN used with white box technology”. “However, we don’t expect customers to rip and replace their existing network, but rather cap their investments in traditional core routers and start migrating non-mission critical traffic, build confidence and then move to a considered migration of traffic, blending old and new networks together – a ‘journey to the SD-Core’, so to speak.”

NoviFlow’s NoviWare running on NPU’s and Barefoot’s Tofino will be demonstrated live in NoviFlow’s booth (#A10) at the SDN and NFV World Congress on October 10-13, 2017 in The Hague, Netherlands. Lumina will also be demonstrating the SD-Core solution live in their booth (#A09). We invite all interested parties to come by and see the best in SDN/OpenFlow solutions!

ABOUT NOVIFLOW

NoviFlow Inc. provides open standard-based high-performance SDN networking solutions to network operators, data center operators and enterprises seeking greater performance, flexibility, cost-efficiency, and security over their networks. NoviFlow has offices in Montreal, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit https://noviflow.com/. Follow NoviFlow on Twitter @NoviFlowInc.

ABOUT LUMINA NETWORKS

Lumina Networks, Inc. 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.

For more information, visit https://www.luminanetworks.com/. Follow us on Twitter @luminanetworks .

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Press Release: Lumina Networks Enters SDN Market

 

For Release: Aug. 7, 2017, 8 a.m. EDTFor Release: Aug. 7, 2017, 8 a.m. EDT

Lumina Networks Enters SDN Market
Company Created to be the Catalyst for Open Software Networks to Eliminate Vendor Lock-in

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Aug. 7, 2017—Lumina Networks, Inc. launched today in the software-defined networking (SDN) market, through its acquisition of assets associated with the SDN Controller product family from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.  Along with a leading SDN Controller solution, powered by OpenDaylight™, Lumina brings a talented team of network software engineers and existing customer engagements with some of the world’s largest service providers. Offering the Lumina SDN Controller, applications and Network Development (NetDev) Services, Lumina is the catalyst that brings open software networking out of the lab and into production networks.

Transitioning to software-based networks can dramatically lower capital and operational costs while transforming network functionality and customer experience. Yet, the complexity of the transition from hardware to software, along with the crucial requirement of independence from vendors, has made it difficult for service providers to move beyond lab trials and into production environments. This is where open source-based networking technology can help.

Using OpenDaylight as its preferred open source controller, Lumina enables service providers to directly control their SDN implementations while providing the flexibility to develop their own solutions through their choice of vendors thus eliminating lock-in. To ensure 100 percent compatibility with OpenDaylight’s code base, Lumina contributes enhancements made to its SDN Controller back to the open source community.

Lumina also offers NetDev Services to help organizations transform their network engineering and operations team. The NetDev Services team at Lumina works with customers to jointly develop production systems using agile methods to prototype and speed through proof-of-concept and pilot phases. Lumina NetDev Services builds solutions using Lumina, open source tools or competitive products.  The company’s methodologies enable customer teams to become self-sufficient in developing and managing their new open source platforms.

“Our job is to be the catalyst to help service providers bring open software networking out of the lab and into their live network,” said Andrew Coward, chief executive officer, Lumina Networks. “We started Lumina Networks to ensure providers can use open source in critical use cases. But just delivering technology is not enough. Our customers are doing the implementation with us, so they can learn and acquire the skills, tools and practices needed to develop and manage the platforms we jointly deploy.”

Lumina’s product portfolio includes:

  • Lumina SDN Controller: A fully tested, documented and quality-assured edition of OpenDaylight, that provides a common open platform to control the network and manage its nodes.
  • Lumina Flow Manager: A controller-based application that enables more simplified and sophisticated traffic engineering of the network with advanced algorithms such as path-computation for efficient traffic flows.
  • Lumina Zero Touch Installer: A controller-based application that provides initialization of devices, such as virtual CPE, with the correct software image and configuration automatically.

“By embracing openness and layering innovation, Lumina can claim a distinct differentiation in the SDN market,” said Ray Mota, chief executive officer and principal analyst, ACG Research.  “With a leading SDN Controller, an experienced team of software engineers and a roster of large service providers as customers, Lumina will help network operators expand their use of SDN so they can save time and money.”

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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Lumina Networks and the Lumina networks logo and symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumina Networks, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. Other marks may belong to third parties.

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kevin@luminanetworks.com

Press Releases: Brocade Powers Arizona State University’s Research Initiatives

For Release: Aug. 22, 2016, 8 a.m. EDT

 Brocade Powers Arizona State University’s Research Initiatives

 Software-Defined Network is Key to Driving the University’s Innovative Research Projects

 SAN JOSE, Calif.—Aug. 22, 2016—Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has deployed a software-defined network from Brocade.  ASU is one of the most innovative universities in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report, and it serves as home base to top researchers in areas ranging from physics and biology to global security initiatives.  ASU’s researchers collaborate to develop new approaches and make discoveries that advance science and positively influence the world.  To support these data-driven initiatives, ASU needed a stronger, more flexible network foundation that could maximize the impact of all types of research.  For that type of high- performance and future-proof network modernization, ASU turned to Brocade.

In particular, ASU needed a more powerful network with OpenFlow 1.3 capabilities to move forward as an industry-leading research hub.  To meet that requirement, ASU deployed a Brocade-powered network that enables various departments to conduct high-volume, data-driven research in their areas of focus.

“Brocade’s software-defined networking capabilities enable us to support global research that has purpose and impact,” said Jay Etchings, director of research computing at ASU.  “Now we can aggressively pursue funding opportunities that demand built-in, software-defined functionality.  Unlike competing institutions that are focused on papers and theoretical components, we’re actually doing these things.  Brocade is instrumental in helping ASU drive down cost while driving up innovation.”

In the past, network latency was less predictable and slowed down research processes.  But the high performance of the Brocade networking solution has enabled ASU to spend more time focusing on research and developing unique approaches to a variety of initiatives.  For example, before the new Brocade infrastructure, a climatology research scientist connected to peers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Yellowstone Cluster for climatology projects through switches, access control lists and a traditional firewall—which degraded performance.  The best performance that a researcher could expect was approximately 2 Gbps.  Now, the university connects this lab directly to the Internet through Brocade routers, automatically applying traffic encryption and delivering network performance that exceeds the 10 Gbps speeds offered by the scientist’s lab equipment.

Other benefits of the Brocade network include increasing the effectiveness of Global Security Initiative (GSI), a university-level group at ASU that supports national defense, development and diplomacy communities.  GSI empowers decision makers as they confront complex, interconnected global challenges such as the web of climate change, water security and national security. Researchers in this group have built cybersecurity solutions powered by software-defined networking (SDN) which helps to ensure a secure, agile network for Internet of Things smart grid technology.

The Brocade SDN Solution

The SDN solution is based on Brocade® MLXe routers that deliver powerful, high-performance network capabilities with seamless access to resources and workload flexibility for researchers.  The Brocade Flow Optimizer allows ASU to observe latency that may be introduced and remove certain traffic flows before they interfere with the rest of the network.  In addition, the Brocade SDN Controller makes managing the network easier, and in turn, has enabled further development of the university’s OpenFlow firewall and met the directive to create a distributed SDN firewall service.  ASU has also implemented the Brocade Topology Manager and the Brocade Flow Manager applications to help administrators manage network topology, devices and flows in an SDN environment through the Brocade SDN Controller interface.

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About Brocade

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the wireless network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)

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Press Release: Brocade Extends Leadership in Open Source Software-Defined Networking

FOR RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2015, 8 a.m. EDT

 

 

Brocade Extends Leadership in Open Source Software-Defined Networking

 

New Brocade SDN Controller 2.0 and Applications Ease Service Provider and Enterprise

Transitions to Modern, New IP Networks

 

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Sept. 15, 2015—Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the Brocade SDN Controller 2.0, a commercial distribution of the OpenDaylight (ODL) controller based on the Lithium ODL release, and two new software-defined networking (SDN) applications—Brocade Topology Manager and Brocade Flow Manager.  These new solutions reinforce Brocade’s leadership in open source SDN, providing greater innovation, interoperability and choice while eliminating vendor lock-in for customers.

 

Brocade’s latest open source SDN controller distribution delivers enhancements to meet data center requirements for improved interoperability and orchestration including:

  • Enhancements to the Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) interface and the OpenStack Modular Layer 2 plug-in (certified in Red Hat’s Juno distribution) enabling cloud providers to completely use an open software stack to manage their data center infrastructure
  • OpenDaylight clustering for improved scalability and stability
  • A new user interface for applications to provide a consistent and intuitive view of the network under control

 

New SDN applications complement this latest release of the Brocade SDN Controller.  The Brocade Topology Manager, a free SDN application, displays discovered network topology, allowing administrators to create a list of nodes and conduct simple searches for nodes.  The Brocade Flow Manager extends the capabilities of the Brocade Topology Manager by enabling users to view and interact with the network topology using near-real-time information to perform traffic engineering and network segmentation based on end-to-end flow views.  In addition, the new Brocade SDN Controller supports the recently-announced Brocade Flow Optimizer to intelligently manage traffic flow and proactively mitigate network attacks.

 

Ninety percent of respondents in a recent survey conducted by Heavy Reading said that a truly open SDN controller with support for multiple vendors is an essential or important factor in SDN deployment plans.  The same survey ranked the lack of in-house SDN expertise as the third biggest obstacle in implementing SDN.

 

“Brocade’s strategy is driven by the very close collaboration we have with our leading service provider and enterprise customers to deliver unique networking products and solutions that speed their transition to the New IP, and software is increasingly central to that pursuit,” said Kelly Herrell, senior vice president and general manager, Software Networking, Brocade.  “Delivering open solutions like the Brocade SDN Controller 2.0 and related applications, packaged with a full complement of education and services, will facilitate the smooth journey to SDN for customers worldwide.”

 

The Brocade SDN Controller is continuously built from OpenDaylight code, free of proprietary extensions.  Brocade provides multi-vendor compatibility testing and complete, single-source support for Brocade SDN Controller environments.  Brocade and its partners provide a range of support, education, and professional services options.  Brocade Professional Services provides consulting expertise to assist with SDN architectural planning, implementation and development efforts.  Brocade education courses, available in multiple formats, provide the conceptual foundation and skills that IT organizations need to adopt SDN successfully.  Through Brocade online communities, end users and developers can download the Brocade SDN Controller; access community forums, documentation and the Brocade Technical Assistance Center; share use cases, tutorials and code samples as well as learn about the latest developments in networking-related open source projects.

 

“Brocade’s approach to bringing open SDN solutions to its customers is unique,” said Paul Parker-Johnson, principal analyst for cloud and virtual system infrastructures at ACG Research.  “By basing its controller on OpenDaylight software, and adding its own validation, professional support and educational services to streamline adoption, Brocade is delivering a well-curated SDN platform to its customers.  The company is also adding visibility and intelligence to managing SDN deployments with value-added applications, like the Brocade Flow Manager, that are built using open software frameworks their customers are looking for.”

 

Price and Availability

The Brocade SDN Controller 2.0, Brocade Topology Manager and Brocade Flow Manager are available today.  A free download of the Brocade SDN Controller includes 60 days of technical support.  A production license for the Brocade SDN Controller is priced at $100 per attached node per year, including support.  The Brocade Topology Manager is a free application.  The Brocade Flow Manager is priced at $40 per attached node per year including support.

 

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About Brocade

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

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