Tail-f Systems Presents Multi-Vendor SDN at Interop 2013
April 30, 2013
Tail-f’s Network Control System (NCS) selected as SDN controller for InteropNet.
Tail-f Systems, a leading provider of network service programmability solutions for traditional and software-defined networks (SDN), today announced its broad participation at the Interop 2013 event being held May 6-9, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Through exhibit demonstrations and technical education sessions, Tail-f will show how enterprise IT professionals can leverage multi-vendor SDN solutions to achieve critical business objectives while simplifying the provisioning and control of network applications and services.
“NCS allows me to do amazing things on the network that I couldn’t do before,” said Brian Lubelczyk, senior network engineer for a large North American health organization. “Now we can automate tons of work across multiple devices, while standardizing configurations across the company – all the way down to the unique data elements of each router.”
Additionally, Tail-f‘s Network Control System (NCS) was selected as the SDN controller for this year’s InteropNet network operations center. NCS provides a unified interface for all types of network services and all types of network devices (hardware-based, software-based and Openflow-based). The model-driven architecture of NCS significantly speeds up the introduction of new network services and devices.
“Tail-f’s SDN solution provided the control needed for our complex, multi-vendor environment,” said Glenn Evans, Lead Engineer, InteropNet. “The solution increased our ability to manage a wider set of vendor devices, shortened deployment time and provided the abstraction and control needed for more than 70 devices from 7 different vendors and 13 different device types.”
Booth #2429: “Multi-Vendor SDN”
One of the biggest challenges for network architects and administrators is the need for greater automation in order to simplify provisioning and controlling network applications and services. Tail-f will demonstrate its multi-vendor SDN solution, NCS, which provides network service programmability to achieve these critical business objectives, including:
- Faster development of new network applications and services
- Faster turnaround for new features
- Real-time dynamic network capacity allocation
- Better quality due to fewer human errors, less repetitive manual work
- Vendor independence
- Substantial capital and operating savings
Tail-f will also provide demonstrations for a number of other network automation and control functions, including:
- IP VPN and Q-in-Q service automation
- Vendor independence through service abstraction
- Real-time network inventory reconciliation
- SDN readiness for network equipment providers with ConfD
InteropNet Session: “Multi-Vendor SDN – An Overview of Tail-f Network Control System”
Date: Wednesday, May 8, at 4:00 p.m. PT
Details: Tail-f VP of Technology, Carl Moberg, will host an hour classroom session providing an overview of NCS and its capability to enable network engineers to manage all of their equipment – network-wide – with a single tool. NCS provides fine-grained control, which allows detailed configuration of equipment. Further, engineers can apply complex configuration sequences across many devices as atomic change-sets. If a failure occurs the entire transaction can roll back safely.
About Tail-f Systems
Tail-f Systems is a leading provider of multi-vendor configuration management and network automation software for traditional and Software Defined Networks (SDN). Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tail-f is a Red Herring Top 100 company, a Stratecast Global OSS/BSS 10 to Watch Company, and a Pipeline Network Innovations Award Finalist. www.tail-f.com.