Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2014

Allied Telesis Makes public Further Details implying its Vision for SDN


Allied Telesis, a source for secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and a market player in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, has made public additional details as regards its exclusive vision aimed at the evolution of Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Less than one year following the introduction of the Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF) solution, Allied Telesis has stated that even though there is a great deal of activity taking place in SDN-based solutions in the data center, the embracing of SDN into enterprise networks will only advance momentum as soon as applications are created that go on to deliver true value en route for business.

The company from its barrio has determined that extracting business value from SDN would entail numerous steps.

Allied Telesis has acknowledged that foregoing SDN innovation had essentially focused on the control plane, leaving the management plane underdeveloped. Braced with that in mind, the first step Allied Telesis took was to develop AMF, which provides an innovative management solution that goes on to streamline network management and pushes down operating costs.

Ensuing from here, Allied Telesis created an end-to-end SDN capable platform that is compliant with the latest approved OpenFlow standards. This platform is designed to be a hybrid, adept at both OpenFlow and traditional intelligent Layer 3 switching at the same time, and configurable on a per-port basis. This platform can be managed by AMF to make available a powerful and cost-effective management solution for SDN networks.

To conclude, Allied Telesis is now working with partners to be able to create SDN applications that disentangle real-world business problems. The initial focus here is on office applications aimed at Enterprise clienteles.

SDN opens up innovative, newfangled ways to afford the flexible, secure, reliable communication options that are being torqued by the acceptance of mobile devices and ever-increasing convergence in Enterprise networks. Allied Telesis has decades of experience in creative problem-solving concerning Enterprise networks, and is now applying that involvement of know-how to its SDN-based solutions.

The powerful combination of AMF in the management plane and OpenFlow in the control plane makes available an ideal platform for further innovation to advance exclusive and comprehensive networking solutions. Furthermore, the flexible AMF platform supports legacy Allied Telesis products, together with workgroup switches, and is able to run a legacy network system to an AMF system, without inviting a major investment.

Mr. Seiichiro Sato, Director of Global Product Management at Allied Telesis alleged that, “As a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Allied Telesis is fully committed to finding ways to deliver value from SDN solutions to our customers. We are excited to be able to demonstrate the first of these SDN applications, based on Allied Telesis platforms, at Tokyo Interop 2014 in June.”

Sooner or later, Allied Telesis development initiatives will further augment its AMF/OpenFlow offering to be able to support wireless devices, followed by larger networks, and a variety of business models.

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Allied Telesis Makes public Further Details implying its Vision for SDN