Network Aasia — Integration of cloud, data center and network assets riding onsoftware-defined networks and virtualization technology will be the biggest trend to happen in the next few years. Networking vendors and service providers, such as NTT Com Asia, have recognized that the NFV and SDN trend is imminent and have begun incorporating these new technologies as complementary capabilities to their existing platforms, thus driving more innovations.
Business Spectator — In the last 12-18 months, Software Defined Networks (SDN) technology has been much touted as a data centre saviour – one that can transform the network, unlock critical intelligence, and help deliver the new services and powerful analytics needed to run on-demand applications for today’s businesses and consumers. IDC has even gone so far as to predict that the SDN market in Asia Pacific will surpass the $1 billion mark by 2018.
Networks Asia — As the Internet of Things makes the world more connected, ZTE Corporation will intensify research on 5G, SDN (Software Defined Networks), cloud computing and Big Data to help customers build next-generation networks and technology infrastructure supporting more dynamic services provisioning, Chief Technology Officer Dr. Zhao Xianming said at the ZTE Global Analyst Conference in Shanghai.
NEC Corporation has developed Software-Defined Networking (SDN) compatible switches that enable network configurations equivalent to several thousand server racks, aimed at the large data centers operated by telecom carriers and service providers. The new switches are available in two varieties. The PF5340-48XP-6Q is a Top of Rack (ToR) switch with a 48-port 10GbE interface for consolidating servers. The PF5340-32QP is an aggregation switch that consolidates multiple racks with 32 40GbE ports.
Singtel has announced a partnership with Viptela to launch SingTel ConnectPlus Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service. This cloud-based solution helps enterprises in Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe and the US simplify the management of their networks. The Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN solution enables enterprises to simplify and centralize their network provisioning and policy management, and configure network requirements in real-time.
BROOMFIELD – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) and Optus Wholesale and Satellite today announced that Level 3 is providing deep-edge caching services that will enable Optus to locally cache high-demand content on its network. The agreement gives Optus quicker access to content, while growing Level 3’s content delivery network (CDN) capacity in Australia by 300 percent. The demand for online video continues to grow globally. According to Adobe’s most recent Video Benchmark Report, online TV video consumption grew 388 percent from 2013 to 2014. In addition, new research from Park Associates found that nearly 50 million streaming media players will be sold worldwide by 2017.
The Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have demonstrated internet-scale software-defined network routing to the United States, using open source components. Using a high throughput programmable Corsa OpenFlow DP6410 data plane, the Australian institutions set up a production SDN-based peering router with a switch deployed in AARNet’s data centre in Haymarket, Sydney, and an Open Network Operating System (ONOS) application 15km away in Marsfield.
StarHub has started transforming its existing core and access networks to open, cloud-based networks using software-defined networking (SDN) technology. This forms part of StarHub’s aim to enhance its network operational capabilities, enabling the company to better respond to its corporate customers’ business needs as well as to support Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives. This came after StarHub recently finalized the design of its SDN environment and identified various strategic partners, including Cisco and Huawei who will be involved in the development of StarHub’s SDN ecosystem.
Telco giant Telstra has moved quicklyto make the most of its $US697m acquisition of Asian telecommunications provider Pacnet, announcing global availability of what it describes as Asia’s first Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform. The telco said the move will enable high-performance, self-provisioned dynamic network services across 25 PEN (Points of Presence) worldwide. Darrin Webb, chief operating officer, Global Enterprise & Services at Telstra, said the new global PEN Platform leverages Telstra and Pacnet’s combined high-quality infrastructure assets for global connectivity options.
The findings indicate that businesses in the highly virtualised category will rise from the existing 11 per cent to 35 per cent by 2017. As many as 445 business and IT managers and decision makers participated in the VMware Vietnam Business Survey conducted from January to March 2015.
Pacnet, the Hong Kong-based telco that operates globally, is one of the companies leading the pack in employing software defined networking to provide services to their customers. Today, the company announced another step in that direction — deployment of Infinera’s new Open Transport Switch software. The integration of OTS extends software-enabled network automation into the optical layer, meaning lower latency, high transfer speed, and guaranteed performance for much bigger network capacity.
Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the mobile and cloud era, today announced the launch of a Japanese sales channel for its SDN-powered cloud networking service through a distribution partnership with SoftBank Commerce & Services Corp. (SoftBank C&S). This is the first major partnership in Japan and the second inked under the company’s BlueSky Partner Program—launched in September 2014—following last quarter’s announcement of an alliance with Dell to integrate and resell Pertino’s Cloud Network Engine service within the Dell Cloud Marketplace.
Optimistic about software defined network (SDN) development, Facebook is planning to shift its network switch orders from existing brand partners to Taiwan’s white-box suppliers in 2015 and both Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a white-box server subsidiary of Wistron, are already preparing aggressively to strive for related orders.
Pluribus Networks, a startup you’ve probably never heard of, just put itself front and center in the race for a hot new market called “software-defined networking.” And it’s all because of Yahoo founder Jerry Yang. Last week Pluribus raised a hefty $50 million in investment, which brings its total funding to date to $95 million. That makes it one of the best funded SDN startups ever.
SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today announced that it has been rated as a top supplier for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions for the second consecutive year by leading telecoms operators, according to a 2014 survey conducted by analyst firm Current Analysis.
Digital disruption is set to be the norm across industries as they look to transform to keep their business relevant amidst the ever changing technological landscape. The implementation of enabling technologies such as low cost sensors, cloud computing, advanced data analytics and mobility are expected to drive this revolution. Key examples of industries expected to undergo IT driven transformations include Energy (Smart Grids), Media (Content Streaming) and Manufacturing (3D Printing), all of which will be influenced by the Internet of Things.
SINGAPORE, Nov. 3, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) — Huawei today announced that it has been honored with the Software-defined Networking (SDN) solution award and the Rising Star in Data Storage and Management award at the 2014 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards, held at Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The annual awards event recognizes leading vendors for the innovative technologies and solutions they provide to Asia businesses, and the occasion marks the first time Huawei has been recognized.
Huawei has revealed its software-defined networking and network function virtualisation strategy at the OpenFlow World Congress in Germany. Based on the concepts of cloud computing, SDN, and NFV, Huawei developed the “future-oriented” telecom network architecture strategy, SoftCOM, which aims to help reconstruct the telecom industry from the perspectives of network architecture, network functions, as well as service and Observation and Measurements models.
SHENZHEN, China — Huawei today announced its success in demonstrating interoperability on single-domain controller and NetMatrix coordinator for transport software-defined networking (SDN), as a significant practical achievement for its future-oriented SoftCOM strategy. Organized by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF), interoperability tests were performed in telecom carriers in Asia, Europe and North America to accelerate the industrial adoption of transport SDN technologies and improve network interoperability and programmability.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/29/14 — Midokura , a global company focused on network virtualization, today announced that KVH Co. Ltd. of Japan, Asia’s leading information delivery platform provider, has selected Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization technology to use for its new private cloud offering, Private Cloud Type-S. Now, KVH has the ability to easily add virtual network services, such as virtual load balancers and virtual firewalls, to its private cloud solutions.