ProgrammableFlow 4 offers first OpenFlow IPv6-ready network
Is the management of your data center a huge, onerous task? You’ve probably longed for a sense of simplicity in your life. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a single pane of control across your entire physical and virtual Microsoft environment? To easily increase your network utilization levels and experience a converged network infrastructure? NEC was the first company to bring an OpenFlow-based product to market, and now it has brought its ProgrammableFlow solution to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V customers.The ProgrammableFlow PF1000 virtual switch simplifies complex networks and integrates server and network virtualization within a single control pane for the Server 2012 Hyper-V customer. This integration enables advanced network automation, rapid delivery of network services, easy virtual machine (VM) mobility, and consistent application of business policy across the network. The solution essentially brings virtualization to the network by enabling the organization to decouple network logic from the physical network infrastructure.
We recently spoke with NEC representatives about the new ProgrammableFlow PF1000 virtual switch, which provides Software Defined Networking (SDN) and complete network virtualization. NEC also spoke about a new version of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow Controller, now with the world’s first OpenFlow IPv6 support.
Related: Check out our IPv6 Project Plan.One company already making the most of the NEC solution is Edgenet, which was an early adopter of the ProgrammableFlow Network Suite, including the PF1000 virtual switch. Mike Steineke, Edgenet’s vice president of IT, joined us for the call. “The NEC ProgrammableFlow switch and controller for Hyper-V allows Edgenet to not only improve network service delivery, it allows us to increase our network utilization levels without concern of service level disruption and realize a truly converged network infrastructure affordably.”