ADVA (FSE: ADV) has expanded its Ensemble software-defined networking/network functions virtualization portfolio with the Ensemble Controller. The controller enables SDN control in multi-layer, virtualized networks and provides a way to move from legacy network management and control to a more automated SDN approach, asserts the company.
The Ensemble Controller enables control of both physical and virtual network resources, says ADVA. It can work in conjunction with other ADVA software platforms, including the Ensemble ConnectGuard Director for security management, the Ensemble Fiber Plant Manager for quick failure localization, and the Ensemble Sync Director for controlling network timing. The Ensemble Controller also will work with commercial and open source multi-domain controllers, including Juniper Network’s NorthStar Controller, NEC/Netcracker, Nokia Network Services Platform, Sedona Systems, ONOS, and OpenDaylight, the company asserts.
“One major benefit of our new Ensemble Controller is its modularity and extensibility,” explains Stephan Rettenberger, senior vice president, marketing and investor relations, at ADVA. “Ensemble Controller uniquely supplements our market-leading Ensemble NFV virtualization and edge cloud solutions with Ensemble Virtualization Director for homogenous management of physical and virtual network components. However, our customers want to optimize their operations, and whatever direction they want to grow their business, our Ensemble Controller and our wider Ensemble software suite is the technology to make it a success.”
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