NEC introduced its NEC ProgrammableFlow Network Suite optimized to integrate with Microsoft’s System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, delivering automated server and network orchestration for virtualized data centers. This new integrated solution promises to transform network management for Windows Server 2012 customers, enabling new levels of control, flexibility, and automation. NEC’s planned SDN solution will help customers of Server 2013 and Hyper-V automate the time-consuming and disruptive task of configuring their networks as they support the dynamic movement of virtual machines (VMs). It further enhances the flexibility provided with complete network virtualization, introduced with the NEC OpenFlow-based vSwitch for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

NEC’s ProgrammableFlow vSwitch for Windows Server Hyper-V environments, the PF1000, and the ProgrammableFlow SDN Controller manage network flows, working in conjunction with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, controlling the source and destination virtual machines. For more information, check out the NEC website.