VellOS makes data center networks truly responsive to the real-time needs of critical business applications, creating a mission-critical network for mission-critical applications. In addition, VellOS helps to simplify network operations and improve bandwidth utilization, which drives operational costs down.
Application Aware Networking
Where traditional switching architectures are designed around a set of blunt pre-programmed configuration rules that, literally, have to be independently implemented on every device on the network, VellOS creates an application and environment-aware network that can adapt dynamically to changing bandwidth requirements of critical business applications. From a simple GUI, VellOS allows users to define SLAs and policies that determine what must happen under normal conditions and how the network should respond to changes in bandwidth availability.
In addition to maintaining awareness of it’s own immediate network, VellOS can also be configured to collect and make sense of data feeds brought in from other elements involved in the delivery of an applications through a set of programmable APIs.
Key VellOS Features
Path mapping and network set upVellOS incorporates an automatic network discovery feature, giving VellOS users a graphical view of all the nodes in the network that it has control over. Administrators use the map to set up the paths between end points (servers, apps or storage), defining quickly and easily which node can talk to which node on what port across distributed sites. This process is quick, simple to accomplish and makes light work of an otherwise time consuming and error-prone CLI-based task.
IP provisioning and connectivity managementVello enables automated provisioning of IP network connections by using APIs to integrate into networks. IP connectivity can be serviced point-to-point, much faster and more accurately over the network and across multiple distributed sites, making it easier to allocate and enforce bandwidth utilization across large pools of bandwidth resources.
Application bandwidth managementVellOS’ integrated Unified Bandwidth Manager application enables data centers to achieve superior utilization levels from their existing network links (both LAN and WAN). Today’s need to over provision links between data centers occurs because administrators simply don’t have the level of control that they need. The VellOS Unified Bandwidth Manager gives network administrators the ability to define how much bandwidth a particular application should be provisioned with at any node.
Continuous availabilityThrough the VellOS interface administrators have the ability to define a range of rules and SLAs and determine what should happen if network conditions change and the network becomes congested, for example. The software includes the ability to define new pathways through the network to ensure that critical traffic is always delivered.
Dynamic network access controlVello’s controller can be used to meter access to servers and applications in shared facility networks. To define bandwidth allocation by user, Vello provides integration with user databases and responds to requests from a user portal. The Vello solution enables efficient utilization of high-performance computing resources by external users in a secure, isolated and automated fashion. The solution scales up easily by adding switches to meet increasing capacity requirements.
VellOS is sold as a 1RU appliance with 4 GbE interfaces for communicating to OpenFlow-enabled network nodes.
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