It’s challenging to understand the differences between SDN controller vendors and how to perform a SDN controller comparison. Here in Part 1, we’ll compare SDN controller vendors, in part 2, we’ll compare open source SDN controllers. To start, a SDN Controller in a software-defined network (SDN) is the “brains” of the network. It is the strategic control point in the SDN network, relaying information to the switches/routers ‘below’ (via southbound APIs) and the applications and business logic ‘above’ (via northbound APIs).
The SDN Controller platform typically contains a collection of “pluggable” modules that can perform different network tasks. Some of the basic tasks include inventorying what devices are within the network and the capabilities of each and gathering network statistics. Extensions can be inserted that enhance the functionality and support more advanced capabilities, such as running algorithms to perform analytics and orchestrating new rules throughout the network. Different SDN Controller Vendors such as Brocade, Cisco, HPE, Juniper, NEC,and Nuage off we range of proprietary and open sourced based SDN Controllers
For detailed SDN controller comparison of SDN controller vendors and open source SDN controllers, checkout the 2016 Future of Network Virtualization and SDN Controllers Report also available as PDF Download
Commercial SDN Controller Vendors and SDN Controller Comparison
- 4G LTE
The Cradlepoint Difference Expertise in 4G LTE for the Enterprise: leads the wireless WAN market with 4G LTE solutions that support the most critical enterprise connectivity requirements. Over 1.4 million deployments worldwide. Software-Defined Networks: create, deploy and manage instant overlay networks that securely connect mobile workforces, devices, VMs, and servers...
- Active Resource Controller
The Active Resource Controller (ARC) is a subscriber, service and application aware SDN controller for the broadband service edge, specifically designed to enable broadband providers to rapidly create and deploy personalized services that can be dynamically controlled based on real-time telemetry data.
- ADARA Horizon Series
The ADARA Networks Horizon Series Software Defined Networking Platform (SDN) is an open standards-based platform product that dynamically creates and delivers Cloud Computing, and other implementations of Software Defined Networking.
- ADI Engineering Gigabit SDN Quickstart Development Kit
GSDK is a ready-to-run entry-level quick start OpenFlow 1.3 development kit that enables OEMs to immediately evaluate, develop and deploy entirely new classes of gigabit and Wi-Fi SDN/OpenFlow products in cost-sensitive applications such as embedded,
- ADVA FSP 3000
Our FSP 3000 is a scalable optical transport solution designed to respond to today’s exploding bandwidth demands.
- Aerohive SD-LAN
Aerohive SD-LAN builds an application and policy driven wired and wireless access architecture, offering self-organizing and centrally managed networks that are simpler to operate, integrate, and scale.
- Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud
The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ is a flexible, scalable, carrier-class virtualized software architecture that provides multiple industry leading innovations, including the Affirmed Open Workflow™. The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ operates on
Akanda is an open source network virtualization platform for OpenStack clouds.
- Allot Virtual Traffic Detection Function (vTDF)
Broadband carriers and service providers look to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to lower costs and increase revenue from the network services they offer. Our virtual TDF (vTDF) solution, carrier deployment know-how, and evolutionary approach to NFV advance them toward these goals. - See more at: http://www.allot.com/technology/pceftdf/#sthash.Y96kMBi9.dpuf
- Argela SDN Suite
ARGELA SDN Suite is a scalable and centrally controlled software defined networking solution developed for telecommunication networks.
- Argela YakamOS
YakamOS is a highly-scalable SDN Controller. It is customized for telecom networks, and offers real-time network control and global programmability.
- Arista EOS
Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS) is a fully programmable and highly modular, Linux-based network operation system, using familiar industry standard CLI and runs a single binary software image across the Arista switching family.
- Arista Extensible Modular Operating System
Arista EOS provides extremely robust and reliable data center communication services while delivering security, stability, openness, modularity and extensibility.
- Arista’s CloudVision Platform
Arista CloudVision is a network-wide approach for workload orchestration and workflow automation as a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
- Arista Software-Defined Cloud Networking
Arista Software Defined Cloud Networking (SDCN), combines the SDN and NFV principles that have made cloud computing the unstoppable force that it is: automation, self service provisioning, and linear scaling of both performance and economics coupled with the
- Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture
Avaya’s open software-defined networking (SDN) architecture helps companies create the agile networks required by today’s dynamic applications. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture delivers “connect anything, anywhere” simplicity, shaving weeks in provisioning time by allowing devices and users at the network edge to be added easily to the network.
- B4N Controller
B4N Controller is the high-performance OpenFlow-based SDN controller for Metro Networks and Telco Data Centers. The product designed to provide comprehensive solution for creation of resilient and fault-tolerant unified network fabric comprised from physical and virtual switches and tightly integrate this fabric with MPLS Backbone.
Linux for data center networks
- Big Cloud Fabric controller
Big Cloud Fabric Controller Cluster — a centralized and hierarchically implemented SDN controller implemented as a cluster of virtual machines or hardware appliances for high availability (HA)
- Big Switch Switch Light
Switch Light™ is a Linux-based, thin switching software solution, providing consistent data plane programming abstractions across merchant silicon-based physical switches (white-box or brite-box) and hypervisor vSwitches.
- Blue Planet SDN/NFV Orchestration Platform
Blue Planet helps service providers transform and grow their business by accelerating the delivery of on-demand services, while reducing costs through automation. Deployed in production networks by service providers worldwide, Blue Planet provides integrated network intelligence within an open architecture, to simplify network operations, drive smarter business decisions and elevate the customer experience.
- Broadcom FASTPATH Networking Software
FASTPATH® production-ready networking software helps manufacturers achieve record-setting time-to-market performance for introducing new Ethernet products.
- Brocade SDN Controller
Brocade SDN Controller\'s a quality-assured edition of the OpenDaylight controller, the industry’s leading open source SDN controller. Brocade provides tools and services to quickly implement software-defined networks and completely open platform for application developers, with the backing of an established technology provider and its leaders within the OpenDaylight developer community.
- CALIENT Software Defined Hybrid Packet-Optical Datacenter Network
Hybrid software defined data center networks consisting of both packet and optical circuit switching (OCS) elements offer the flexibility to offload highly persistent traffic flows to a low cost ultra-high performance optical network. This frees up the L2/3 packet network to efficiently handle the low-latency requirements of more bursty traffic flows.
- Calsoft Labs Virtual WLAN Controller
Virtual WLAN (vWLAN) Controllers helps large enterprises address scalability challenges, ease BYOD administration, and implement enhanced security, IDS, content filtering and application-aware QoS policies.
CanalOS is the SD WAN network operating system. It will empower the operators/DCI provider to deliver virtual leased line to the end users.
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- Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco APIC) is the unifying point of automation and management for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric.
- Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Enterprise Module
Simplify Network Configuration and Provisioning The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) enables Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) through the Cisco ONE Platform. We are extending Cisco APIC from the data center to the
- Cisco Extensible Network Controller (XNC)
Cisco Extensible Network Controller (XNC) provides greater automation and orchestration of the network fabric making it more open, programmable, and application aware through dynamic application-focused configuration of the network and services.
- Cisco InterCloud Fabric
Cisco InterCloud Fabric helps customers build secure hybrid clouds and extend their existing data center to public clouds as needed and on demand, ultimately lowering costs and speeding up delivery or resources.
- Cisco NFV Infrastructure
The Cisco NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) solution provides the compute, storage, networking infrastructure, and management and assurance capabilities to run network function virtualization (NFV) network services. Our NFVI is a fully integrated solution that is tested and validated. It gives you a carrier-grade solution that delivers high performance, availability, security, and scalability. Cisco NFVI can help you improve cost efficiency, enable faster service deployment, and unlock new revenues.
- Cisco NX-OS
Cisco ® NX-OS Software is a data center-class operating system built with modularity, resiliency, and serviceability at its foundation. Based on the industry-proven Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Software, Cisco NX-OS helps ensure continuous availability and sets the standard for mission-critical data center environments.
- Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite
Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite allows you to deploy ITaaS. Not on a single platform but across hybrid platforms. It increases IT productivity. Provides freedom of choice for developers. Translates technology into easy-to-use services via a service catalog. Keeps your business safe, secure and compliant with regulations.
- Cisco Open SDN Controller (OSC)
The Cisco Open SDN Controller is a commercial distribution of OpenDaylight that delivers business agility through automation of standards-based network infrastructure. It abstracts away the complexity of managing heterogeneous network environments to improve service delivery and reduce operating costs.
- Cisco Ultra Services Platform
Reach for Today's Opportunities and Plan for Tomorrow Our new software-defined mobility (SDM) framework is a transformational game-changer for mobile network operators (MNOs). At the center of our SDM is the Cisco Ultra Services Platform. It can enable MNOs to get new services to market faster, reduce costs, and achieve...
- Cisco Virtual Application Cloud Segmentation (VACS) Services
Rapidly Provision Private Cloud Deployments Data centers are being virtualized rapidly to offer compute, storage, and network as infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) offerings in private cloud environments. Cisco Virtual Application Cloud Segmentation (VACS) Services delivers much needed agility to data center and cloud deployments. It rapidly provisions virtual networking and services in...
- Cisco Virtualized Packet Core (VPC)
As the industry's most complete, fully virtualized evolved packet core, the new Cisco Virtualized Packet Core (VPC) solution redefines the paradigm of agility for service providers. It can enable them to capture untapped revenue opportunities, particularly with the proliferation of Internet of Everything (IoE) and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections.
- Cisco Virtual Topology System
The Cisco Virtual Topology System is a standards-based, open software-overlay management and provisioning system. It automates data center network fabric provisioning for virtual and physical infrastructure. The system offers a rich set of automation and programmability capabilities across the entire Cisco Nexus switching portfolio to enhance the deployment of cloud-based services.
- Cisco Wan Automation Engine
The Cisco WAN Automation Engine is a powerful, flexible software-defined networking (SDN) platform. It abstracts and simplifies your WAN environment while making it fully open and programmable. You can deploy and optimize innovative new services, such as global load balancing, bandwidth calendaring, bandwidth on demand, and premium network routing.
- ClearPath Networks VSP Platform
ClearPath Networks\' VSP orchestrates the dynamic and seamless insertion of network centric Layer 3-7 WAN service functions ranging from network monitoring, management & security services as well as local infrastructure services
Nokia CloudBand helps services providers deliver a better class of cloud service by making it simple to host, orchestrate, automate, and manage virtualized network functions (VNFs) and services. Its modular, scalable and flexible products help you reduce time to revenue for new services and use automation and optimization to make network operations lean. With CloudBand, you benefit from the rapid pace of open-source innovation and get a carrier-grade product that’s ready for deployment.
- CloudGenix ION
The CloudGenix ION solution is designed to provide secure, lightweight SD-WAN branch connectivity to cloud hosted applications (SAAS and IAAS) as well as traditional applications.
- CloudMetro 100
CloudMetro 100 – the first 10GE platform for virtualized IT services at the network edge.
CloudMetro 100 is the latest product in Telco Systems’ SDN and D-NFV Open Metro Edge (OME) solution, offering a carrier-grade platform that enables service providers to transform their networks from mere transport to full IT-enabled networks – highly orchestrated, agile and virtualized.
CloudMetro 100 supports D-NFV, enabling telecom network operators to run Telco Systems' TelcoApps virtualized network functions (VNFs) to provide multi-services in addition to connectivity services.
- CloudSmartz FiberSuite Solution
Our CloudSmartz FiberSuite solution is a fully integrated end-to-end OSS / BSS solution that provides support your network, order provisioning, trouble ticket management, scheduled maintenance and pricing portal for fiber network providers worldwide.
- Cohesive Networks VNS3 Network Appliance (Firewall/Router/VPN)
VNS3 is an overlay software defined networking product that allow you to control addressing, topology, protocols and encrypted communications in any 3rd party controlled cloud.
- Cohesive Networks VNS3:turret Application Security Controller
VNS3:turret Application Security Controllers are deployed as an encrypted, clustered software-only virtual instances that create a micro-perimeter to secure your mission critical business systems in public/private cloud.
- Connectem VCM
Connectem has created its virtualized packet core technology (VCM) to address these problems in packet core networking. Connectem’s VCM leverages years of innovation and investment from computing and data networking entities such as Intel, IBM,
- Contextream ContexNet
ContexNet is a carrier-grade distributed software-defined-networking fabric that leverages proven virtualization and grid computing technologies. It runs on standard, off-the-shelf computing platforms. It enables network operators to create a service
- CoreOS Enterprise Registry
Much like GitHub Enterprise, CoreOS Enterprise Registry is a complete application to manage container builds, teams and permissions.
- CoreOS Managed Linux
CoreOS is an open-source lightweight operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for providing infrastructure to clustered deployments, while focusing on automation, ease of applications deployment, security, reliability and scalability. As an operating system, CoreOS provides only the minimal functionality required for deploying applications inside software containers, together with built-in mechanisms for service discovery and configuration sharing.
- Coriant Transcend™ SDN Solution
The Coriant Transcend™ SDN Solution unleashes the rich capabilities of SDN and NFV by delivering a truly multi-layer (L0-L4) programmable and open application environment for maximum value in a new networked world – lower OpEx/CapEx, new revenue sources, and service differentiation.
- CPX Appliances for Managed WAN as a Service Solutions
The Premier Platform for Delivering Customized WAN Solutions
- Criterion SDCloud Platform
Criterion SDCloud platform provides cloud based on-demand custom solution test beds to help accelerate multi-vendor SDN/NFV deployments
- Cumulus Linux
Cumulus Linux is a software distribution that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware. It enables the latest Linux applications and automation tools on networking gear while delivering new levels of innovation and ﬂexibility to the data
- Cumulus Linux 3.2
Cumulus Linux 3.2 is a software distribution that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware. It enables the latest Linux applications and automation tools on networking gear while delivering new levels of innovation and ﬂexibility to the data.
- Distrix Connect
Distrix Connect software provides simple, secure and scalable access to distributed systems with the creation of high-availability optimized networks.
- Ericsson NFVi solution
Ericsson NFVi solution represents an exciting next step in building the infrastructure for telecom transformation, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). Ericsson NFVi solution consists of NFV Orchestrator (Cloud Manager), Virtual Infrastructure Management (Cloud Execution Environment), SDN controller (Cloud SDN) and NFV Hardware (BSP 8000 or Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000).
- Extreme Networks OneController
OneController leverages the OpenDaylight framework to provide an open and standards-based SDN Controller providing simple, fast, and smart automation and orchestration for your network. It forms the basis of Extreme Networks’ evolutionary SDN Platform for innovation which allows you to choose best-of breed products and solutions.
- Extreme Networks Slalom
Extreme Networks, Inc. today announced that it is extending its Open Fabric architecture and vision for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with a commitment to the new Reference Design architecture for SDN switches. Extreme will later
- Extreme NetworkXOS Network Operating System
ExtremeXOS® is designed from the ground up to provide the high performance and capabilities needed for everything from large cloud and data center applications, service providers, to intelligent, converged enterprise edge networks.
- F5 Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
F5 offers a broad portfolio of products and solutions that allow maximum flexibility as you deploy and virtualize your network. F5 VNFs are interoperable with leading management and orchestration systems—providing a complete NFV ecosystem. You’ll have a flexible, agile, and scalable network that helps you deliver services faster to market, improve network efficiency, and reduce CapEx and OpEx.
flexSDN is similar to Cisco OpFlex, but OpenFlow is used for southbound API
- Fujitsu Virtuora Network Controller
Virtuora NC provides a framework for a collection of applications and interfaces that enables the control and management center of the virtual network. This powerful, standards-based software system delivers a full-featured, lower-cost, scalable environment that extends the capabilities of a basic OpenDaylight (ODL) controller or even a vendor-proprietary controller.
- Fujitsu Virtuora Service Orchestrator
Virtuora Service Orchestrator simplifies the lifecycle management of virtualized resources by creating a custom environment that easily integrates into a service provider's existing and evolving ecosystem. With Virtuora, you get carrier-grade scale and flexibility that delivers dynamic service chaining for virtual network functions.
- HPE Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN)
HP Distributed Cloud Networking enables service providers and large organizations to manage a distributed, multi data center environment in a simple, open and agile way using Software-defined Networking and network virtualization.
- HPE NFV System
The HPE NFV System family of solutions provide a complete foundation for communications service providers (CSPs) to host network functions in an NFV environment.
- HP Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller
HP Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software provides a unified control point in an OpenFlow-enabled network, simplifying management, provisioning, and orchestration. This enables delivery of a new generation of application-based
- Huawei Agile Controller
On-demand network resource allocation, configuration, and optimization， Agile Controller is the first controller that provides unified control in LAN, WAN, DCN, IoT scenarios. It centrally schedules network resources and implements end-to-end, automated, on-demand network deployment for cloud interconnection, cloud access, and cloud aggregation, enabling services to be deployed in minutes.
- IBM Network Operating System
The IBM Networking Operating System (IBM Networking OS) is a data center-class network operating system progressively developed over the past decade to deliver highly reliable, high-performance Ethernet and converged switching and interoperability
- IBM Programmable Network Controller
Enterprises, trading centers and network operators are looking for ways to simplify, streamline and virtualize their data centers. Software Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenFlow is emerging as a compelling way to build fast, agile and intelligent
- IBM SDN for Virtual Environment - OpenFlow Edition
Data centers are gravitating toward a new environment; one that is software defined. A Software Defined Environment (SDE) optimizes the entire computing infrastructure—compute, storage and network resources—so it can adapt to the type of work
- IBM SDN for Virtual Environments - KVM and VMware Edition
Data center networks today need to be agile and responsive while supporting a huge growth in data, the number of devices attaching to their network, and the mobility of an increasing number of users. Advances in virtualization are moving toward a
- IBM Virtual Fabric
Welcome Virtual Fabric from IBM, which provides fast, flexible and reliable I/O solutions that fit into your existing data center and offers you a new way to overcome these challenges. This new and innovative solution based on Emulex adapters and
- IBM VMready
Current networking switches are not aware of virtual machines (VM) and this can lead to incorrect network configurations that can expose virtual machines to service outages or security breaches, and prevent virtualization from reaching its full
- Inocybe Open Networking Platform
Inocybe provides unified open source networking solutions around technologies such as OpenDaylight, FD.io, ONAP and PNDA. Inocybe's distribution binaries are currently used within global Service Provider, Enterprise, and Vendor-based Open Networking solutions. Inocybe offers a commercially supported platform that allows end users to create their own set of open networking solutions, derived from recipe-based use cases, and building upon Inocybe's vast experience with customer deployments.
- Intel Open Network Platform Server
The Intel Open Network Platform (Intel ONP) is a server reference architecture that brings together key hardware and open software. The ingredients are optimized for network functions virtualization (NFV), and software-defined networking (SDN) for Telecom, Enterprise, and Cloud markets.
NETCONF Server with two modes of operations Proxy mode - Impersonating NETCONF interfaces for multiple legacy devices Northbound w/ Southbound communication to device via SSH/CLI, .... Agent mode - NETCONF server targeted at OEMs migrating to open source networking infrastructure.
- Italtel IMS Core and Applications
taltel is one of the first player that enabled its Customers to enhance networks and services with Voice over IP communications for Business, Residential and Backbone / Interconnection infrastructures; from the market leader iMSS softswitch to the
- Juniper Networks Contrail
Juniper’s Contrail is a simple, open, and agile software defined networking solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. These virtual networks let you harness the power of the cloud—for new services.
- Juniper NorthStar Controller
NorthStar Controller online and offline WAN analysis and optimization. This industry-first integrated WAN controller combines Junos OS with WANDL optimization algorithms to enable efficient network design, runtime traffic optimization, and what-if analysis.
- Lanner HTCA-6200
High Availability Chassis 2U Telecom Network Appliance with 2 x86 CPU Blades and 2 I/O Blades
- Lanner HTCA-6600
High Availability Chassis 6U Telecom Network Appliance with 6 x86 CPU Blades and 6 I/O Blades
- Leaf and Spine Switches
The Pluribus Networks Freedom E-series switches provide best-in-class networking functionality including switching, routing, storage and analytics for Top-of-Rack Leaf and High Capacity Spine switches. The E-Series switches are powered by the Netvisor® operating system (nvOS), the most open and programmable SDN operating system in the industry.
LightCONTROL™ is ECI\'s carrier-class SDN Controller for multilayer optimization of packet and optical networks. Its programmable control plane extends real-time APIs for abstract intent-driven service creation and control, powered by network intelligence algorithms. Committed to openness, LightCONTROL is easily integrated into current and future SDN networks.
- Managed Network Functions f(n)
Masergy’s family of fully managed, distributed network functions provides the flexibility to deliver essential network functions via three fully integrated deployment platforms. Mix and match platforms to deliver the right solution to the right location at the right time.
- Mellanox MLNX-OS
MLNX-OS is a comprehensive management software solution that provides optimal performance for cluster computing, enterprise data centers, and cloud computing over Mellanox SX6000 Switch family. The fabric management capabilities ensure the highest
MethodologyCenter is a web-based application that enables functional and performance testing of NFV scenarios. With a focus on ease of use, MethodologyCenter allows test scenarios to be configured and run from any popular browser. SP and Cloud NFV networks are diverse and complex, often comprising of thousands of physical and virtual network functions, connected together in multiple locations.
- Midokura Enterprise MidoNet
Midokura Enterprise MidoNet is a commerical product combining the most stable, production hardened version of MidoNet for Network Virtualization with the MidoNet Manager, longer term support, and enterprise-class 24×7 service level agreement.
- Multi-Site Manager
CPLANE NETWORKS Multi-Site Manager orchestrates private and hybrid OpenStack clouds that span multiple geographic locations. MSM seamlessly integrates with northbound service orchestration platforms to deploy OpenStack compute, storage and networking across multiple sites, with integrated gateway connectivity between sites.
- NCL Hinemos
By take advantage of server virtualization technology and network virtualization technology OpenFlow ※, I realize the cloud infrastructure that combines the agility and flexibility of the integrated virtualization environment. By using both the
- NCL Virtual Network Controller Version 2.0
Virtual network controller ® version 2.0 of NTT Data Corporation (VNC2.0) is a high-performance commercial penFlow controller with a track record in a number of system integration of SDN network in Japan. Improvement know-how and a variety of SDN
- Nebula One Cloud Controller
Nebula One brings the cloud to you, under your control, behind your firewall. It is an integrated hardware and software appliance providing distributed compute, storage, and network services in a unified system.
The NetOS® network orchestration software provides a single, converged and secure platform for monitoring, managing and automating the operations of an heterogeneous ICT network.
- Netrolix Cloud Connect
Netrolix Cloud Connect - Connect to your public or private cloud instantaneously and securely
- Netrolix SDN Hardware
SDG (Software Defined Gateway) and SDNM (Software Defined Network Manager) Hardware
- Netsocket vFlow Controller
The vFlowController™ and vFlowSwitch™ are primary components of the Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN) portfolio, a comprehensive, highly scalable software suite that addresses the requirements of today’s dynamic business applications using a completely virtualized network infrastructure. vNetCommander, the NVN management application, provides installation orchestration for vFlowController and vFlowSwitch in addition to day 2 configuration of these components.
- Netsocket Virtual Network
The Netsocket Virtual Network architecture is a fusion of the best principals of cloud hosting, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-defined Networking (SDN), applied to real-world solutions at the edge. All network functions are
- Network Service Delivery Platform (NSD)
One Convergence Network Service Delivery (NSD) solution provides orchestration, lifecycle management, service assurance and visibility/monitoring for Layer 3 to Layer 7 network services for OpenStack Neutron, Cisco ACI and other SDN controllers / fabrics. NSD significantly enhances what is available in OpenStack FWaaS, LBaaS and other *aaS with support for vendor specific features, licensing, high availability, service chaining and common way to orchestrate & configure a diverse set of network services. The solution can be deployed with Group-Based Policy (GBP) or OpenStack Neutron APIs.
- Network Services Platform (NSP)
Noka Network Services Platform (NSP): A carrier SDN platform that unifies service automation, network optimization and dynamic assurance for delivery of profitable, on-demand network services.
- Network Virtualization and Slicing Engine
NetOS® includes a powerful Virtualization Engine which uniquely operates ‘end-to-end’, across different layers and types of networks including wireless, optical, Ethernet and IoT.
- Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP)
NVP creates an intelligent abstraction layer between end hosts and an existing network. NVP consists of a virtual switch component (OVS) and a clusterable controller system that allows programmatic management of large numbers of virtual networks.
- NTT Communications Virtual Network Controller
This framework is composed of VNC-NOS and VNC-AP (network application).
- Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP)
The Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) lays the foundation for an open and dynamically controlled datacenter network fabric to accelerate IT processes and maximize resource efficiency. Although DevOps is characterized by cultural, procedural and IT shifts within the organization, the on-demand, automated configuration of network and compute resources from SDN and cloud management tools is a key enabler to accelerate and align DevOps processes with IT.
- Nuage Virtualized Services Controller (VSC)
Virtualized Services Controller (VSC) is a module of the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) that serves as the robust control plane of the datacenter network, maintaining a full per-tenant view of network and service topologies.
- Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform
An extensible, appliance-based server with built-in enterprise storage that optimizes any VM. Built with the same distributed software that powers leading cloud infrastructures, it radically simplifies enterprise IT by replacing legacy storage with
We introduce OBelle, a network operating system that incorporates key safeguards to impose an independent sandbox around each network application. OBelle prevents applications from breaking OpenFlow controller and network.
- OneFabric Connect
The OneFabric Connect SDN Solution consists of OneFabric Control Center Advanced and the OneFabric Connect API, which seamlessly interfaces with Data Center Manager, Mobile IAM, as well as a wide variety of partner and user-defined applications.
- OpenDaylight Project
OpenDaylight, the largest open source SDN controller, is helping lead this transition. By uniting the industry around a common SDN platform, the OpenDaylight community -- solution providers, individual developers, and users working together -- is delivering interoperable, programmable networks to service providers, enterprises, and a variety of organizations.
- Open Netvisor Linux
Pluribus Open Netvisor Linux (ONVL) can be loaded onto supported whitebox switches to transform them into fully-compliant Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices, with fabric automation for simplicity and deep business application visibility built-in
HPE Carrier SDN controller offers CSPs an open, highly scalable solution to operationalize NFV use cases by ensuring the network that connects various components of a NFV application are programmable and responsive in real time to changing application/consumer requirements and complements the agility & elasticity of cloud based VNFs.
- OpenStack Networking Suite
PLUMgrid is a leader of secure and scalable software-defined networking (SDN) solutions for containers & OpenStack clouds.
- Openwave Mobility Integra
Integra provides single-point service orchestration / service chaining and a dynamic policy enforcement point which can be expanded into the ALL-IP traffic flows.
- Oracle Communications Core Session Manager
Virtualize Real-Time Session Delivery Provides an immediate entry point for network function virtualization of IMS with a complete set of session core functions, including CSCF and BGCF, for rapid, agile implementation.
- Packet Design Explorer Suite
IP networks are dynamic, automatically re-routing traffic when problems occur. Without the ability to visualize, monitor, analyze and model changes to the Layer 3 operation of the network, pinpointing and correcting problems, performing maintenance
- Packet Processing Software
The 6WINDGate software accelerates the performance of physical and virtual network functions.
- Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN)
PEN is an industry-first service platform that leverages software-defined-networking to deliver flexible and scalable bandwidth configurable by customers
PicOS is our market-leading network operating system software for white box switches.
- Plexxi Control
Plexxi Control is an advanced global platform that bridges
the gap between virtualized data center resources and the physical
network. Control combines workload-driven network fabric
orchestration, with full network management and visualization in a
simple, easy-to-use and easily extensible software platform. Together with the Plexxi Switch, Control creates Plexxi’s revolutionary 3rd Platform Networking solution.
- PLVision kuFlow
kuFlow is PLVision’s brand new solution, developed exclusively by our effort. It has a number of unique features, can help shorten time to market, and accelerate the development of new SDN products.
- Procera PacketLogic Platform
The PacketLogic platforms are the vehicle for delivering an enhanced subscriber experience to broadband subscribers. These systems are empowered by the PacketLogictm software suite and are designed to enable network operators to gain insights and
- Procera PacketLogic Software
The PacketLogic software is the foundation of Procera’s Internet Intelligence solutions. PacketLogic’s unique capability to both provide Insights as well as to take Action sets it apart from other solutions designed to enhance a subscriber’s Quality
- ProgrammableFlow Controller PF6800
The award-winning ProgrammableFlow PF6800 Controller provides a high performance, fabric-based Software-defined Network (SDN) with advanced network automation, control, and flexibility, enabling full network virtualization and secure, multi-tenant networks.
- ProgrammableFlow Management Console
Providing end-to-end visibility of all network flows with an intuitive user interface.
- ProgrammableFlow Unified Network Coordinator
NEC offers a new OpenFlow-based software-defined data center interconnection solution with the Unified Network Coordinator (UNC).
- ProVision Solution
ProVision, 6connect’s unique Dynamic Network Provisioning (DNP) platform uses a robust Connector Library to automate the provisioning, configuration, and control of devices across distributed networks present in datacenters around the world.
- Rack Management Platform (RMP)
Cumulus® RMP™ (Rack Management Platform) is a network operating system solution which enables the Out-Of-Band management use cases. It provides an open platform for customers and system integrators to use as is or build rack management applications on top.
- Red Hat NFV Platform
The Red Hat network functions virtualization (NFV) platform is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. It is combined with key partners to power the complete NFV solution.
RIFT.ware™ is an open source NFV development and deployment software platform that makes it simple to create, deploy and manage hyperscale virtual network functions and applications.
Runos is an OpenFlow Controller.
- Saisei FlowCommand
Saisei FlowCommand is a modern, real-time flow-policy control, analytics and security solution that doubles the usable bandwidth in deployed networks, and guarantees no link or user session will ever crash again.
- Sanctum Networks Jupiter
Jupiter is a commercial SDN controller built on openflow standards providing unified network and controller management and enterprise-class scalability. Jupiter provides an abstracted semantically designed user interface that combines with a dynamic
- Sandvine Service Delivery Engine (SDE)
The Service Delivery Engine (SDE) is a virtualized policy controller that offers a standards-compliant PCRF and performs control plane functions that enable Policy and Charging Control (PCC) in multi-vendor, multi-access networks.
SDGN – Global SDN Based MPLS, VPLS, VPE (Ethernet P2P)
- SDN Service Orchestration Platform
The CPLANE NETWORKS SDN Service Orchestration Platform delivers private and hybrid OpenStack cloud orchestration, including integrated gateway services, edge services provisioning, and automated WAN configuration and service orchestration. The Platform provides open API integration with northbound OSS/BSS systems to deliver end-to-end distributed cloud orchestration across multiple sites and domains.
- Security Shield
Security Shield - Our suite of machine learning-based Security options.
- Sedona Systems Multi-Layer Applications Platform (MAP)
Sedona Systems has developed "the market’s first multi-vendor control platform for the optical and IP layers (L0-L3) of service provider core/metro networks -- mobile, fixed and cable."
SkyLIGHT is Accedian's Software Defined Networks Solutions Architecture for Performance Assurance
- Software Defined Network Architecture (Software DNA™)
Virtualized software technology delivered via a hosted, outsourced cloud-based architecture that enables Mobile Network Operators to manage their core network and service management functions in a single software solution.
- Software-Defined Network Solutions
The breakthrough software-defined networking (SDN) technology in the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch solves the inherent limitations of Ethernet networks. Now, every network path is defined by you; you control how your system responds to network failures. You decide who and what applications are and are not allowed. Instead of programming every device, program one. Instead of waiting on discovery or convergence times, predefine every primary and failover path for the most recoverable Ethernet network possible.
SteelConnect unifies network connectivity and orchestration of application delivery across hybrid WANs, cloud networks and branch LAN/WLANs with centralized policy-based management, dynamic software-defined routing and single-click cloud deployment.
- Stratosphere SDN Platform (SSP)
Stratosphere SDN Platform (SSP) is accomplished not subject to physical constraints of infrastructure, free system resources, the utilization of network resources environment. By putting in place as the API function to use freely defined virtual
- Summit X670
High density, low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet stackable switches with optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks.
- The Conductor: Policy-based Orchestration Engine
Tempered Networks’ Conductor is the orchestration engine and intelligence behind an IDN. The Conductor drives simple configuration of policy, and issues unique Cryptographic IDs (CIDs) to the IDN endpoints used to manage explicit device-based trust through whitelisting.
NetNumber TITAN is the industry’s most robust Centralized Signaling and Routing Control (CSRC) platform, providing a common, virtualized infrastructure for all signaling control, routing policy enforcement and subscriber database services in the network.
- Titanium Cloud Product Portfolio
Wind River® Titanium Cloud™ is the industry's only fully integrated, ultrareliable, and deployment-ready portfolio of virtualization software products. Starting with the Titanium Core and Titanium Edge products for the telecommunications market, we have now added Titanium Control for industrial control systems.
- Unified P+V Cloud Fabric
Unified P+V (Physical + Virtual) Cloud Fabrics are a specific type of switching fabric where a single controller manages policy/forwarding across both a physical network fabric and the virtual (hypervisor) vSwitches connected to it.
- Unity Orchestrator
REPLACE COPY: Unprecedented Visibility and Control for SD-WAN Deployments
- UNIVERGE® PF6800 Network Coordinator
UNC improves scalability of the network controller by 10 times over previous ProgrammableFlow controllers. It enables construction and orchestration of virtual networks across multiple controllers within a data center as well as across interconnects between data centers. UNC’s capability of linking virtual networks across and between data centers gives customers the ability to link to specific policies within the UNC.
- Vello VellOS
Vello Systems’ VellOS® 7.0 network operating system configures, orchestrates, and automates the network on behalf of the storage and compute resources connected through its fabric.
- Virtelx Software Defined Networking
The power behind Virtela’s Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) is the company’s Cloud Software Defined Networking (SDN) orchestration platform, which dynamically activates and configures services within minutes via Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
- VMware NSX
VMware NSX brings together the best of Nicira NVP and VMware vCloud Network and Security (vCNS) into one unified platform for network and security virtualization. NSX provides a full-service, programmatic, and mobile virtual network for VMs.
- VNF Manager (VFM) for the NFV Cloud
The GENBAND VNF Manager (VFM) enables full lifecycle management of GENBAND and third party VNFs within the ETSI MANO framework. VFM enables the network operator to launch multiple VNFs such as GENBAND SBC, AMS, CIM, C3 and Kandy Cloud VNFs from the same intuitive management interface – and deploy them in multi-cloud, multi-data center environments. VFM enables automation and dynamic elasticity, while VFM dashboards display VNF life cycle status for ease of monitoring by the network operator.
- VX Virtual Appliances
Leading Performance and Virtualization Flexibility
- Wipro LTE Evolved Packet Core
The wireless market today supports multiple standards such as 2G/3G, CDMA, WiMAX, WiFi and LTE. Due to data traffic explosion in recent times, most Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are enhancing their packet core for each of the access
- xNetware Linux
xNetware Linux is an open networking OS with full Linux features for white box switch.
- ZTE ElasticNet
ElasticNet is ZTE’s next-generation network solution. It uses software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies, both of which enable elastic network configuration. This helps an operator meet the changing
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