If you’ve been debating when to try software-defined networking (SDN) in your organization, NEC just made it easier for that time to be now. The company is offering a free, 90-day evaluation of its ProgrammableFlow SDN Networking Suite, Version 6.0, with new capabilities for campus deployments.
ProgrammableFlow 6.0 enables network architects to build larger, more reliable, wide-area Ethernet fabrics that stretch across the campus or metro area. Combined with network virtualization, the enhanced capabilities help operators deploy converged network fabrics across remote sites and reduce the need for the costly network hardware.
Released in 2014, NEC’s latest SDN suite simplifies operations and provides greater traffic visibility through features including:
- OpenFlow 1.3 support
- Physical and virtual network topology visualization
- Drag-and-drop network configuration
- Layer 2 and Layer 3 network virtualization
- Advanced flow filters and flow redirection
The new release also offers pay-as-you-go pricing for the ProgrammableFlow Controller based on network capacity. Under the new pricing model, network operators can deploy an SDN network that meets current needs and scale cost-effectively as capacity requirements grow.
The dynamic nature of SDN helps organizations take full advantage of network infrastructure and exercise more control in determining what network traffic takes priority. Download the free trial of ProgrammableFlow Version 6.0 to begin your evaluation.