NEC Releases Next Generation Networking Suite; Enhances Efficiency and Performance

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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IRVING, TX: NEC Corporation of America (NEC), provider of strategic IT and communications solutions announces the immediate release of its revamped next generation Programmable Flow Networking Suite. It also includes the award winning SDN Programmable Flow Controller (PFC) and UNIVERGE PF6800 Network Coordinator (UNC). The platform offers clients direct access to technologies and resources, ranging from server and storage solutions to IP voice and data solutions, biometric identification, optical network and microwave radio communications.

The suite is designed to work with low cost Open Compute Project (OCP) approved network equipment to ensure efficient, high performance and flexible network architecture by supporting a packet processing pipeline capability. The upgrade streamlines network security and optimizes the ability to manage and control networks thus slashing operational cost. The SDN solution allows customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure.

Benefits of version 6.3 include the performance network built on low cost; power efficient and open platform allows non blocking spine leaf for data center to increase performance. The suite supports network segmentation and multitenancy through securing network isolation of data traffic, up to 64,000 virtual networks. In addition, this version also upholds massive scalability by increasing 2,000 more switches in a federated controller network as compared to the previous release. Zero touch policy of NEC Programmable Flow Controller increases service agility and helps in slashing the network administrative burden. The high availability up to 16 path redundancy network enhances reliability for mission critical applications.

"With the release of Programmable Flow 6.3, NEC continues to respond to the evolving SDN requirements of its customer. In addition to Programmable Flow's new enhancements to scalability, security, automated provisioning, manageability, and availability, NEC's acceptance of OCP Switch Specifications allows Programmable Flow customers to benefit from OCP's ongoing initiatives in open networking," says Brad Casemore, Director of Research for Data Center Networking, IDC.