|[September 03, 2013]
Allied Telesis Lowers Cost and Complexity of Enterprise Network Management
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching
solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play (News - Alert)
networks, today announced the launch of Allied Telesis Management
Framework (AMF)-an innovative new technology that will help enterprises
reduce the complexity and cost of network management by up to 60%.
Software Defined Networking (SDN)-whereby a software platform is used to
centrally control a network-has hit the headlines recently with its
claims of better network utilization and easier management.
Unfortunately, most SDN solutions are targeted at large data centers,
which puts them out of reach of the typical Enterprise customer who
tends to have even greater resource constraints. Allied Telesis (News - Alert)
recognized this fact and has developed AMF as a practical way for
Enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of SDN, without the hefty
price tag (News - Alert).
As a leading vendor of Ethernet networking products and solutions,
Allied Telesis is focused on delivering the benefits of SDN technology
to its customers. The Company has introduced integrated network
management through AMF and the immediate benefit for Enterprise users is
reduced network complexity and reduced time and expertise required to
manage the network, resulting in delivering a lower Total Cost of
Ownership. Powerful features like centralized management, auto-backup,
auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and auto-recovery, plug-and-play
networking, and zero-touch management are the first features to be
implemented within AMF. AMF is a framework of strategic importance for
Allied Telesis and further development and enhancements to AMF are being
undertaken to deliver next-generation network technologies for its
"One of the key challenges we see is the amount of resources that are
required to manage large Enterprise networks," said Mike Dunbar,
president, North American sales, services, and marketing, Allied
Telesis. "In addition, customers face the challenge of hiring or
retaining technical staff. AMF eases the burden of managing Enterprise
networks by automating many tasks that today require a level of
involvement by the network administrator. This framework has been
developed to make it easier for our customers to manage their networks."
One of the main advantages of SDN is the promise of centralized
management, as SDN treats the network as a single virtual device. Allied
Telesis has developed AMF to achieve this and more, with centralized
management of an entire network from any singl device through a simple
and intuitive Command Line Interface (CLI). Configuration files and
firmware files are automatically backed up regularly and are available
for regenerating failed devices; and configuration changes can be made
on multiple devices at the same time. This combination of features
enables AMF to lower network operating expenses by reducing the
complexity of network management and automating many routine tasks.
"Unlike SDN, which requires a software-based controller external to the
network itself, Allied Telesis has embedded the controller functionality
within the network, simplifying the delivery of this new technology,"
stated Jun Kohara, vice president, product marketing, Allied Telesis.
"This enables many of the benefits of SDN to be delivered without the
cost, complexity and overhead that it brings," Kohara added.
According to Dunbar, "In numerous cases, the cost of managing a network
is a multiple of the capital cost of the hardware. For this reason, many
organizations are now focusing on technologies like SDN and AMF as a
means of reducing operational costs associated with managing their
networks. One early adopter of this technology expects to reduce the
ongoing cost of managing their network by 60%, which should be
compelling for any customer."
AMF is available in North America, Latin America, and EMEA, beginning
September 3, on the following Allied Telesis series switches:
SwitchBlade® x8112, SwitchBlade® x908, x610 Series, and x510 Series.
Allied Telesis solutions experts will be available to discuss AMF in the
Company's booth (#4309) at the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar
and Exhibits in Chicago, September 24-26, 2013.
About Allied Telesis, Inc.
Founded in 1987, and with offices worldwide, Allied Telesis is a leading
provider of networking infrastructure and flexible, interoperable
network solutions. The Company provides reliable video, voice and data
network solutions to clients in multiple markets including government,
healthcare, defense, education, retail, hospitality and network service
Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and
applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and
lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.
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