B4N Controller is a high-performance OpenFlow-based SDN controller that addresses the challenges of slow SDN adoption in Service Provider networks. The product designed to provide comprehensive solution for creation of resilient and fault-tolerant unified network fabric comprised from physical and virtual network elements in Metro Ethernet Network and Telco DC. It enables Service Provider to deliver customer traffic from Access network to NFV platform in Telco PoP and tightly integrate Metro aggregation network services with value added NFV or other Cloud services running in Data Center.
It is a main part of B4N Service Platform portfolio that implements the full set of Carrier Ethernet services (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree EVCs, QoS, etc.) and integration tools with legacy network infrastructure (IP/MPLS, leaf/spine DC fabrics). B4N Contoller supports most of traditional L2/L3 technologies stack, broad range of bare-metal switches, Northbound APIs for integration with 3rd party Orchestration systems and provides one of the best performance in the market!
B4N Controller capabilities
B4N Controller provides comprehensive and frequently supplemented list of integrated applications:
SDN Transport services:
• Point-to-Point Tunnel (EPL/EVPL service)
• Multipoint-to-Multipoint Tunnel (EP-LAN/EVP-LAN service)
• Point-to-Multipoint Tunnel (EP-Tree/EVP-Tree service)
• L2 service OAM
High availability and redundancy features:
• Controller hot-standby redundancy
• Controller-less Non-Stop-Forwarding
• Fast-reroute path protection
Service Topology features:
• Shortest path transport path
• Traffic-engineered transport path
• QoS model
• Bandwidth Admission
B4N Controller uses Segment Routing source routing principles to encode calculated path. Customer can choose from two options –typically calculated paths based bandwidth or traffic-engineered paths
B4N Controller provides single pane of view and management of physical and virtual SDN-enabled network. It enables Service Provider to deliver customer traffic from Access network to NFV farm in data center and smoothly integrate Metro aggregation network with virtual network.
Service isolation with all standard virtualization features with near-to-native performance. That reduces times for restart virtual machines in case of failure
Nonstop traffic forwarding in case of unreachability of Controller due to preprovisionedflow rules
B4N Controller supports REST API that provides an abstract representation of the underlying OpenFlow network and allow external applications running above the controller to exert control over the network.]
• Support set of existent Metro Ethernet services in SDN-based deployments
• Integrate new technologies (SDN/NFV) with existent IP/MPLS Network;
• Provide logically centralized, but physically distributed approach to manage Metro Aggregation networks;
• Reduce CAPEX by using inexpensive bare-metal OpenFlow-switches as a Designated/Agregation Routers instead of costly MPLS routers;
• Automate provisioning of MEN services
|Packaging||Virtual Appliance/VM Image|
|OpenFlow Versions||1.3, 1.4|
|Categories||Networking > Control & Management Software > SDN Controller and Network Virtualization Platforms|
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