Alcatel-Lucent to unveil SDN strategies for data centers next month

Infotech Lead Asia: Alcatel-Lucent will unveil its strategies for Software Defined Networking (SDN) next month.

At a press meet on April 2, the telecom equipment major will also a new SDN solution for data centers.

The new solution will be offered by the company’s new venture, Nuage Networks.

In November 2012, Alcatel-Lucent said its application fluent approach to SDN extends to the entire enterprise network, going beyond basic network configuration to create a better user experience. This approach gives mid-sized and large enterprises highly automated and simple to use solutions that are scalable and compatible with existing networks.

Recently, Mark Fabbi, vice president, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner, said: “The focus for early SDN related use cases has been primarily on automation to remove the need for the human middleware required for network reconfiguration related to adds, moves and changes of virtual machine deployments.  However, greater benefits will appear as new SDN applications focused on end-user experience and operational improvements deliver on the promise of the application fluent corporate network.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s Application Fluent Network technology automatically adjusts and optimizes corporate IT infrastructure to ensure it can support real-time applications running on a local area network, data centers and across the wide area network. This automation is essential to businesses of any size to meet the challenges of delivering virtualized, mission-critical applications securely to employees over a high performance network – no matter where workers are accessing these applications.

CandIT Media is one of the customers for Alcatel-Lucent’s SDN solutions.

By using Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniSwitch 6900, CandIT Media has created a “content aware” digital network that supports the large traffic peaks specific to media flows. In addition to providing a higher quality user experience, CandIT Media can deliver solutions to its customers at lower costs since the network is more efficient in transporting large files.

Ambika K

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