Verizon to Implement SDN Architecture Strategy to Deliver Innovative Services
NEW YORK, NY: Verizon, a broadband and telecommunications company has announced that it is implementing SDN architecture so as to form new innovative services and applications for its customers.
The implementation designs, builds and manages communication networks and programs network flows with network programmability that leverage a centralized controller and orchestrator. The SDN architecture helps the customers with its elastic, scalable, network-wide service creation and near real-time service delivery; Operational agility; management and automation of network operations.
Verizon and its technology vendors that include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks have co-authored an SDN network architecture document that comprises interface specifications and reference architectures; and requirements for both the control layer and forwarding box functions to get technical benefits from the SDN networks.
“Verizon and our key technology partners have always focused on providing high-performance networks for our customers, and with this SDN architecture we will continue to ensure our network and services meet the needs of our customers, today and in the future,” says Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect, Verizon.
“Juniper is pleased to continue its long-standing collaboration with Verizon. We share a common vision for agile, automated and accelerated service creation enabled by SDN. Network innovation is fundamental to deploying highly scalable, secure and efficient cloud environments that adapt in real time. As a leader in high-performance networking, Juniper will team up with Verizon to deploy their SDN initiative to serve their customers’ ever-changing needs,” says Rami Rahim, chief executive officer, Juniper Networks.