Allied Telesis unveils OpenFlow-compliant interface

Allied Telesis has released an OpenFlow-compliant interface for a number of high performance Allied Telesis AlliedWare Plus switch families.

The new interface will complement Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF) network management and control solution.

The Software Defined Networking (SDN) lacks the management infrastructure that is necessary for widespread adoption by enterprise networks while hybrid SDN solution can provide enterprises with the seamless migration strategies.

The company said Allied Telesis OpenFlow implementation switches can act as either standard intelligent switches or as OpenFlow-compliant devices on a per-interface basis.

Additionally, network administrators can build a conventional network and move it toward an SDN solution at a speed that suits their business requirements.

The network administrators do not require any hardware changes or forklift upgrades.

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Company officials said IT personnel can easily and securely manage their infrastructure with the new OpenFlow compliant interface.

“The introduction of OpenFlow-compliant interfaces on the Allied Telesis x510 and x930 Series switches and Allied Telesis AT-DC2552XS/L3 switch, in conjunction with AMF, enables IT personnel to easily and securely manage their infrastructure,” said Mr Philip Yim, senior vice president, Global Program Management,Allied Telesis.

“The combination of AMF and OpenFlow-capable switches will be a very attractive proposition for customers looking to lower their operating costs today, and future-proof their networks for tomorrow.” said Mr Graham Walker, senior product manager at Allied Telesis.

In April, Allied Telesis selected Kaspersky Lab to provide anti-malware and anti-virus engines for its next-generation firewalls. Allied Telesis next generation firewalls protected customers from cyber threats such as viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, and adware.

In 2013, Eden Gardens and Guwahati Cricket Stadium selected Allied Telesis, a provider of IP and Ethernet network solutions, for IP networking for IPL-6 cricket tournament. Allied Telesis deployed its switching solution to power the entire network in both the stadiums.

Shilpa Khatri

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