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Primeur weekly 2014-02-10

The Cloud

European Cloud Testing Environment to be offered free of charge during 2014 ...

IBM opens access to SaaS portfolio to help African Universities with next-generation IT skills ...

IBM and Actifio add powerful new data virtualization solutions to IBM Cloud portfolio ...

Numericable Group teams with IBM's SoftLayer to develop a unique High Performance Cloud offer in France ...

HP Autonomy extends market-leading eDiscovery platform to the Cloud ...

IBM's SoftLayer and DataHotel help Japanese companies expand globally ...

IBM fuels innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa ...

Oracle extends the power of modern HR in the Cloud with updates to Oracle HCM Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New CONVECTOR project studies mechanical engineering problems ...

EuroFlash

MSc in High Performance Computing organized at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre ...

PRACE Preparatory Access passes 3-year cap in bloom ...

EPSRC calls for Quantum Technology Hubs to put UK in super position ...

2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures to launch Call for Contributions ...

Netherlands joins international Elixir Consortium on biological data ...

USFlash

IBM Brings Watson to Africa ...

SGI and Cognilytics partner to bring advanced analytics to enterprise Big Data ...

Mellanox releases Ethernet Switch Application Programing Interface (API) to the community as part of the Open Ethernet initiative ...

Mellanox releases world's first 40 Gigabit Ethernet NIC based on Open Compute Project (OCP) designs ...

Mellanox announces launch of Mellanox Capital ...

Computer models help decode cells that sense light without seeing ...

Heavy metal in the early cosmos ...

Scientists use 'voting' and 'penalties' to overcome errors in quantum optimization ...

2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners announced ...

New IBM virtualization solution to speed Software Defined Networking deployments ...

NEC contributes Network Virtualization to OpenDaylight's Hydrogen release ...

Diamond defect boosts quantum technology ...

Oracle and Pluribus Networks collaborate on OpenStack plug-ins for Software Defined Networking products ...

Solving a 30-year-old problem in high mass star formation ...

IBM named an innovation leader in Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa, notes Frost & Sullivan ...

NEC contributes Network Virtualization to OpenDaylight's Hydrogen release

4 Feb 2014 Irving - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-Defined Networking (SDN), together with NEC Corporation in Japan has launched their Virtual Tenant Network (VTN) contribution to the OpenDaylight Project. It is featured in the organisation's first release, called "Hydrogen", which was revealed at the first annual OpenDaylight Summit. The OpenDaylight Project is a community-led and industry-supported open source framework to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and NEC is a founding gold member of the project.

The VTN, introduced by NEC at the July 2013 HackFest, consists of a set of technology components that provide a multi-tenant virtual network through the OpenDaylight controller. Su-Hun Yun, senior manager with NEC Corporation of America, has presented a live demo of VTN using multiple OpenDaylight controllers with OpenStack integration during the OpenDaylight Summit in Santa Clara, California.

"The VTN is a core technology of NEC's ProgrammbleFlow Network Fabric, and has been deployed globally by carrier and enterprise customers for their production networks", stated Don Clark, director of business development for NEC Corporation of America. "The VTN network design enables deployment of logical networks on top of any underlying physical network topology, reducing complexity of traditional network design and increasing service agility. We're pleased to be part of the Hydrogen release."

Traditionally, physical networks have been configured as silos for each department within an organisation or for each customer of a service provider. The result is huge, unneeded hardware investments and increased operating expenses because of underutilized, redundant network equipment.

The VTN addresses this issue by providing an abstraction that enables the complete separation of the network's logical plane from its physical plane. In other words, it "hides" the complexity of the physical network and enables users to design and deploy any desired network for their customers, regardless of physical network or underlying operational characteristics. With the VTN, organisations can develop applications to program the network using Northbound APIs. Once the network has been defined using VTN, it will automatically be mapped to the physical network through the controller.

In addition to the advantage of hidden complexity mentioned above, benefits of the VTN include:

  • More efficient management of the network resources
  • Reduced time to configure network services
  • Minimized network configuration errors

"Technical contributions by NEC to OpenDaylight have made it possible for end users to use Hydrogen - the project's first open source software release - to easily evaluate a multi-tenant network solution and compare and contrast it to other models", stated Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. "Collaborative development taking place within the OpenDaylight community is accelerating the development of software that will enable widespread adoption of SDN and NFV."

The OpenDaylight Summit is a new annual conference designed to provide a collaboration and education space for innovators, developers, and users in the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) space. The summit brings together the community, projects, products, and companies that are driving the SDN and NFV ecosystems today, along with best practices from the world of traditional open source.

Source: NEC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-02-10

The Cloud

European Cloud Testing Environment to be offered free of charge during 2014 ...

IBM opens access to SaaS portfolio to help African Universities with next-generation IT skills ...

IBM and Actifio add powerful new data virtualization solutions to IBM Cloud portfolio ...

Numericable Group teams with IBM's SoftLayer to develop a unique High Performance Cloud offer in France ...

HP Autonomy extends market-leading eDiscovery platform to the Cloud ...

IBM's SoftLayer and DataHotel help Japanese companies expand globally ...

IBM fuels innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa ...

Oracle extends the power of modern HR in the Cloud with updates to Oracle HCM Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New CONVECTOR project studies mechanical engineering problems ...

EuroFlash

MSc in High Performance Computing organized at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre ...

PRACE Preparatory Access passes 3-year cap in bloom ...

EPSRC calls for Quantum Technology Hubs to put UK in super position ...

2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures to launch Call for Contributions ...

Netherlands joins international Elixir Consortium on biological data ...

USFlash

IBM Brings Watson to Africa ...

SGI and Cognilytics partner to bring advanced analytics to enterprise Big Data ...

Mellanox releases Ethernet Switch Application Programing Interface (API) to the community as part of the Open Ethernet initiative ...

Mellanox releases world's first 40 Gigabit Ethernet NIC based on Open Compute Project (OCP) designs ...

Mellanox announces launch of Mellanox Capital ...

Computer models help decode cells that sense light without seeing ...

Heavy metal in the early cosmos ...

Scientists use 'voting' and 'penalties' to overcome errors in quantum optimization ...

2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners announced ...

New IBM virtualization solution to speed Software Defined Networking deployments ...

NEC contributes Network Virtualization to OpenDaylight's Hydrogen release ...

Diamond defect boosts quantum technology ...

Oracle and Pluribus Networks collaborate on OpenStack plug-ins for Software Defined Networking products ...

Solving a 30-year-old problem in high mass star formation ...

IBM named an innovation leader in Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa, notes Frost & Sullivan ...