Allied Management Framework technology promises to cut network cost by 60%

Allied Telesis says its Allied Management Framework (AMF) technology will assist enterprises to reduce cost and complexity of network management by up to 60 percent.

Allied Telesis developed AMF as a practical way for enterprises to benefit from Software Defined Networking (SDN) without investing heavily.

“One of the key challenges we see is the resources that are required to manage large enterprise networks. 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,” said Scott Penno, Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Manager for Allied Telesis.

Allied Telesis’ AMF will help in achieving centralized management with centralized management of an entire network from any single 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.

The company says the combination of features enables AMF to lower network operating expenses by reducing the complexity of network management and automating many routine tasks.

Allied Telesis has embedded the controller functionality within the network simplifying the delivery of this new technology. This enables many of the benefits of Software Defined Networking to be delivered without the cost, complexity and overhead that SDN brings.

“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,” said Subhasish Gupta, country manager – India & SAARC.

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