Bangalore, March 6 2014: Software Defined Networks (SDNs) may be the agni asthra or magic bullet that will enable Communication Service Providers leveragethe business opportunity that lies in Cloud services for connect, compute and storage requirements, feels Carrier Ethernet solutions leader, Overture Networks.
SDN is a framework for open, programmable interfaces enabling a high degree of automation in provisioning services. Hand in hand with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) – a technique for creating network services using commercial off-the-shelf hardware rather than purpose-built appliances -- it will help CSPs to maximize operational efficiencies, while enabling customers to deploy and exploit smarter networks, said Mike Aquino, Overture's President and CEO, in a special briefing for IndiaTechOnline last week.
Today's convergence of IT, communications, and network services in the cloud is radically transforming the way in which communication services are delivered. It requires a level of automation no longer possible with today’s proprietary networking equipment architectures.
Overture's Ensemble OSA is the first open architecture in the industry that brings the twin benefits of SDN and NFV the edge of the network, he added.
Overture recently expanded its India presence and grew its Bangalore engineering centre to address these new technology challenges. The teams here are actively involved in the entire product development process. Sunil Menon, Vice President and head of Overture's India operations said the company’s Bangalore team is contributing to multiple components within the Ensemble OSA portfolio including the Ensemble Network Controller.
More on Overture Networks Ensemble OSA here
Our earlier story on Overture in India here
YouTube video: Mike Aquino on trends and innovation in 2014