About Lumina Networks
Lumina Networks’ open source networking solutions simplify and automate heterogeneous networks. By combining engineering excellence, open source leadership and agile development methodology, Lumina Networks empowers Service Providers to reimagine their future while minimizing the risk of vendor lock-in. By unifying network architectures and enabling intent-based network functionality, Lumina Networks provides a more customer-centric approach to building and delivering on-demand, customizable services.
Challenges in Open Software Networks
Transitioning to open, software-based networks can dramatically lower capital and operational costs while transforming network functionality and customer experience. However, many providers have shared with us that the complexity of the transition from hardware to software, along with the crucial requirement of independence from vendors, has made it difficult for them to move beyond lab trials and into production environments. This is where open source-based networking technology can help.
Value of Open Source
Open source controllers provide a layer of abstraction to manage and control the network, creating a common, open platform for developers that reduces the existing tight coupling between vendor devices and business services systems. Without this independent abstraction, developing advanced applications that must span multiple devices (for example, algorithmic traffic engineering) becomes nearly impossible, and software updates can break even basic workflow and scripts implemented as hardcode between automation tools and network devices.
Open Software Products
The Lumina SDN Controller powered by OpenDaylight (ODL) provides a common, open platform for developers, giving providers direct control over their SDN development and implementation thus eliminating lock-in. Today, the OpenDaylight Platform is widely deployed, supporting over 1 billion users worldwide. 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 packages, tests and qualifies the ODL code for the specific use cases of our customers. Optional controller-based applications enable these use cases, which include SD-Core, Zero-Touch Installation, and Brownfield Adaption.
Network Development (NetDev) Services
Organizations that wish to accelerate the implementation of their open software network and want to expand the skill set of their network engineering and operations team through hands-on experience can utilize Lumina NetDev Services. Our NetDev Services team 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 build solutions using open source, Lumina and competitive products. Together with customers we turn into reality the deployment of SDN, NFV, automation, disaggregated networking, DevOps, NetOps and more. And the best part is that our methodologies enable the engaging customer teams to become self-sufficient in developing and managing their new open source platforms.
At Lumina Networks, we have a clear strategy to disrupt the networking industry status quo with open source and agile deployment. Does this kind of an approach to open software networking challenge conventions in how to develop technology and how service providers and vendors work together? Yes. But we believe it’s the right way to move forward. And our customers seem to agree. By developing open source platforms and enabling innovation and transformation through NetDev Services, Lumina is your catalyst to open software networks.
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