Network assurance solutions provider Netsocket today made a splash in the SDN marketplace by launching its flagship SDN suite, Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN), an end-to-end virtualized SDN framework. In addition to its announcement, Netsocket features an entertaining video below which introduces the product and its features – as well as a free version of the solution available now for download. If you’re wondering whether physical networking will go the path of the Dodo bird or dinosaurs, you have to check out the video below!
NVN delivers network virtualization and advanced automation through a three-tier, software-based SDN framework. Designed to enable a fully automated, optimized, cost-effective network, NVN has intrinsic interoperability with legacy networks, giving IT administrators the ability to adopt SDN incrementally.
At the infrastructure layer is vFlowSwitch, a virtual Layer 3 switch that integrates with industry virtual Layer 2 switches. The controller layer, vFlow Controller, provides virtual carrier-class Layer 2-4 forwarding control and is home to components vRouter, vFirewall, and vTunnel. The intrinsic routing capability makes it possible for the controller to seamlessly interoperate with legacy networks, and for organizations to migrate to SDN in stages.
Netsocket provides components at every layer of its SDN solution, but it believes the true importance of its solution lies in the power of its applications. Netsocket believes so strongly in the value of its SDN applications, it is literally giving away its virtual networking infrastructure and selling the more powerful applications that automate it.
Key NVN applications are network configuration and operational state “aware,” and they are capable of adaptively monitoring and controlling underlying network services. By enabling the adoption of automated orchestration and next-generation management user interfaces and APIs, Netsocket designed NVN to help turn the data center into an asset responsive to business needs.
The company is offering a free Early Experience Edition of NVN that includes the infrastructure and controller components, as well as the basic application needed to create a small, distributed router with distributed switching of up to five locations.
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