Cariden Introduces Blueprint for Infrastructure SDNAug 2, 2012
White Paper Positions Network Services OS (NS-OS) as the Foundation for Proven Approach to SDN Requirements
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – 08 August, 2012 – Cariden Technologies, the leading supplier of network visibility and traffic control solutions, today announced its vision for Infrastructure SDN–– software-defined networking for visibility and control of network resources.
Infrastructure SDN is key wherever the underlying network resources may be constrained, expensive, or dynamically changing with uses cases that include large-scale data replication, guaranteed on-request video streaming, cloud services migration, and cache placement.
Cariden’s blueprint is based on the Network Service OS (NS-OS), composed of
“We have used Cariden’s Path Computation Element (PCE) functionality in support of an architectural redesign that prepared us for increased traffic,” said Mike Hellers, Network Engineering Manager at LINX. “Cariden’s new service controllers are an exciting way to make their NS-OS more adaptable and agile for admissions control and fuller orchestration of our network.”
Customers worldwide control their network using Cariden software. The Cariden MATE platform provides easily maintained traffic and topology models, with fast and reliable mechanisms to engineer network-wide traffic and to centralize provisioning of configuration changes.
“Cariden has been providing network visibility and control software since the inception of the company,” said Arman Maghbouleh, President of Cariden Technologies. “Working hand in glove with our customers, we have developed key components of the NS-OS—PCE, abstraction, predictive analytics, and network discovery and integration to enable a transition to software-defined networking. SDN is a natural extension of our approach”
The white paper can be downloaded here and at SDNCentral (www.sdncentral.com). “As the independent resource for software-defined networking (SDN), we are thrilled to share Cariden’s paper with the SDNCentral community,” said Matthew Palmer, Partner at SDNCentral, LLC. “The community is clamoring for SDN educational content from different viewpoints like this.”
“Our research indicates a strong majority of service providers planning or considering SDN deployments,” noted Michael Howard, co-founder and CEO of Infonetics Research. “Yet solutions to address this market—with its diverse infrastructure, resource constraints, and dynamic demands—are only starting to appear. Cariden’s Infrastructure Network Services OS (NS-OS) is tightly aligned with the requirements spelled out by carriers.”
Cariden is currently engaged with its technology-leading customers in deploying Infrastructure SDN with an eye to making the NS-OS generally available in 2013. For more information on this architecture see www.cariden.com/technology/sdn/.