Juniper, Sonus Partner on SDN Solutions for Service Providers

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2013-05-31 Print this article Print

Adara Networks on May 29 unveiled the next generation of its Sirius series virtual and physical networking platform, which officials said is 1,000 times faster and more efficient due to a new implementation of dual-layer security protocol (DLSP). It also offers a more advanced admission control.

The company's Sirius series platform operates in both the control and data plane and offers the properties of the physical networking layer by abstracting them to the virtual network. The platform can now work as a network hypervisor that can abstract and manage network physical properties and offers the capabilities of a network operating layer.

"The increasing utilization of virtual machining and virtual networking for high-performance computing requires state-of-the-art virtual and physical networking," Adara Chairman and CEO Eric Johnson said in a statement. "The enhanced Sirius series … takes networking to another scale. It abstracts the physical properties of the network and dynamically manages in a fully distributed, logically centralized manner. Sirius is a full production-ready platform for the virtual networking needs of enterprises and service providers, regardless of size or industry."

For its part, Cyan officials on May 30 said the company was expanding its Blue Planet suite of SDN applications. It's adding an application called Planet Inventory, a multi-vendor network asset management application that enables users to better manage a range of devices in their networks in heterogeneous environments. With the application, service providers and data center administrators get a more accurate read on their network assets, which will help them reduce their operating costs and accelerate service availability, according to Cyan officials.

The application can be used in both cloud-based and locally hosted implementations, and offers tools to browse data and see the relationships between various object types, from cards to ports to services, the company said.



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