|[June 12, 2014]
Allied Telesis Unveils More Details about its Vision for Software Defined Networking (SDN)
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 unveiled more details about its unique vision for the
evolution of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Less than one year after
the launch of the Allied Telesis (News - Alert) Management Framework™ (AMF) solution,
Allied Telesis declared that although there is a great deal of activity
in SDN-based solutions in the data center, the adoption of SDN into
enterprise networks will only gain momentum once applications are
created that deliver true value to business. The Company determined that
extracting business value from SDN would require several steps.
Allied Telesis recognized that previous SDN innovation had primarily
focused on the control plane, leaving the management plane
underdeveloped. With that in mind, the first step Allied Telesis took
was to develop AMF, which delivers an innovative management solution
that simplifies network management and drives down operating costs.
Next, Allied Telesis created an end-to-end SDN-capable platform that is
compliant with the latest ratified OpenFlow standards. This platform is
designed to be a hybrid, capable of both OpenFlow and traditional
intelligent Layer 3 switching simultaneously, and configurable on a
per-port basis. This platform can be managed by AMF to provide a
powerful and cost-effective management solution for SDN networks.
Finally, Allied Telesis is currently working with partners to create SDN
applications that solve real-world business problems. The initial focus
is on office applications for Enterprise customers.
SDN opens up innovative new ways to provide the flexible, secure,
reliable communication options that are being driven by the take-up of
mobile devices and ever-increasing convergence in Enterprise networks.
Allied Telesis has decades of experience in creative problem-solving in
Enterprise networks, and is now applying that experience to its
The powerful combination of AMF in the management plane and OpenFlow in
the control plane provides an ideal platform for further innovation to
develop unique and comprehensive networking solutions. Additionaly, the
flexible AMF platform supports legacy Allied Telesis products, including
workgroup switches, and is able to migrate a legacy network system to an
AMF system, without incurring a major investment.
Seiichiro Sato, Allied Telesis director of Global Product Management,
said, "As a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Allied
Telesis is fully committed to finding ways to deliver value from SDN
solutions to our customers. We are excited to be able to demonstrate the
first of these SDN applications, based on Allied Telesis platforms, at
Tokyo Interop (News - Alert) 2014 in June."
In the future, Allied Telesis development initiatives will further
enhance its AMF/OpenFlow offering to support wireless devices, larger
networks, and a variety of business models. For more information about
AMF, please visit alliedtelesis.com/amf.
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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