Fall 2014 Sponsors
Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET) was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with over 2000 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies — OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs — and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers and service providers. The company’s Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry’s most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and VDI. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow @bigswitch or visit www.bigswitch.com.
Brocade® networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Open Ethernet and storage networking solutions for data center, campus, and service provider networks reduce complexity and cost while enabling virtualization and cloud computing.
By delivering highly flexible and cloud-optimized networking solutions, Brocade helps organizations increase the agility and efficiency of their IT infrastructures. These robust, open solutions are specifically built for Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Ethernet fabrics.
To help ensure a best-in-class solution, Brocade partners with world-class IT companies. (www.brocade.com)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Next-generation IT requires uniting networking, computing, management, security and storage – all while focusing on the applications and the infrastructure requirements. With its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that spans the data center and the network, Cisco can help organizations reduce complexity and automate resource management. Cisco ACI has a rich open ecosystem and is committed to open networking standards and initiatives. More information can be found at www.cisco.com/go/ciscoaci.
CloudGenix virtualizes WANs and securely connects users and hybrid applications, while radically reducing remote office infrastructure and WAN costs. By providing a business-intent based policy framework, CloudGenix enables rapid deployment of new bandwidth-intensive, and cloud-based applications to remote offices, while maintaining compliance. CloudGenix’s software-defined approach eliminates the traditional complexity of networking and enables IT to focus its resources on the innovation that drives business growth. Visit www.cloudgenix.com
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell’s open networking initiative is a new open ecosystem that stimulates innovation with best of breed, standards-based network equipment, networking operating systems and network applications to serve customers unique business needs.
Glue Networks brings agility and network automation to the configuration and management of a branch WAN. The Gluware™ Intelligent Orchestration Engine enables companies to leverage their existing WAN investments, provide greater flexibility and higher performance, and dramatically increase a company’s ability to respond to change. Gluware is integrated with the Cisco APIC Enterprise Module enabling customers to quickly deploy intelligent, agile networks that are responsive at the application tier. Glue Networks has been shipping product since 2008 and was selected as a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor. Gluware is generally available through Glue Networks and available on the Cisco General Price List(GPL). www.GlueNetworks.com
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading provider of IT, network and communications solutions and services. NEC is a pioneer in OpenFlow-based SDN solutions. The NEC ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite was the first commercially available OpenFlow-based enterprise-class SDN solution, enabling end-to-end network virtualization. ProgrammableFlow allows customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. It provides a true network fabric, supporting both physical and virtual networks. The comprehensive ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite includes an award-winning SDN controller, an integrated network monitor, physical and virtual switches, and a new SDN Application Center. For more information, visit www.necam.com/sdn
Nuage Networks strikes at the heart of the datacenter networking challenge: Choreographing the network to maximize responsiveness, utilization, and visibility. Nuage Networks delivers a highly programmable infrastructure that bridges the gap between the application-centric view and the equally important network-centric view, realizing the full power of software-defined networking (SDN). The Nuage Networks solution combines groundbreaking SDN and virtualization techniques with proven switching & routing technologies to create a new portfolio of products that solve the need for a highly consumable network fabric that supports multi-tenant cloud compute and storage services.
Two major forces—the cloud and mobility—are transforming the IT landscape. From computing and applications to storage and the devices used to access it all, everything is rapidly evolving towards a new era in IT. Except for one thing—the network. Pertino’s Cloud Network Engine is a cloud-based network-as-a-service platform that combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with network and service virtualization and SDN. The result is an entirely new way to WAN that uses the Internet to connect people and resources anywhere to an overlay virtual network with enterprise-class reliability, security, visibility and control.
Pluribus Networks delivers the industry’s first and only bare-metal, distributed network hypervisor operating system, Netvisor, for the convergence of compute, network, storage and virtualization, based on open compute and open networking technologies, and enabling a new class of highly-programmable network-aware applications and services.
Key use cases supported by our architecture include a scalable and reliable approach to SDN which we call Software Defined Fabric switching, Cloud Control leveraging OpenStack, advanced analytics eliminating the need for separate visibility fabrics, and acting as an L4-7 converged services platform supporting customer developed applications as well as off-the-shelf virtualized appliances and NFV.
The Pluribus Freedom architecture allows cloud operators and enterprises to better support application performance SLAs while reducing OPEX and CAPEX and accelerating service deployment velocity. We have OEM relationships with TIBCO, Super Micro, and Arrow as well as technology partners that include Oracle and Red Hat. Our F-Series Network Computing Appliances and E-Series Server-Switches are deployed in over 30 countries.
Silver Peak software unifies cloud, Internet and WAN on a single fabric. This provides IT with visibility and control over the new cloud-driven network while ensuring consistent performance for all enterprise applications. By solving network bandwidth, distance and quality challenges, Silver Peak customers backup and recover more data in less time, gain faster access to cloud and enterprise applications, and safely migrate enterprise apps from costly, complex private links to the Internet. Silver Peak software runs on any hypervisor and can save customers up to 80% in WAN optimization costs. Transform your network today at www.silver-peak.com.
Based in Mountain View, Calif., vArmour is a security company focused on securing the data-defined perimeter of enterprises in the new reality of constant threats and security breaches. We provide our customers and partners visibility, control and threat defense for their agile data center to secure their most important asset: their data. Executives from NetScreen, Juniper Networks, Silver Tail Systems, Citrix, Riverbed and IBM lead the company. Learn more at www.varmour.com.
Founded by industry veterans, Versa Networks is the leader in virtualized network functions and services. Versa Networks visionary approach provides unmatched flexibility, agility and efficiency without the need to install expensive, proprietary equipment. While still in stealth, Versa Networks solutions allow customers to transform the data center and network edge to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa Networks is backed by premier venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Mayfield Fund.
Viptela’s secure & software-defined approach to network virtualization allows global companies unprecedented capabilities to build policy-controlled and cost-effective Wide Area Networks. The net effect is a network that is secure, ubiquitous and eliminates the disconnect between business and IT.
VMware is the industry-leading virtualization software company. VMware pioneers the use of virtualization and automation technologies to radically simplify IT infrastructure across the entire data center to the virtual workspace. We deliver value and simplicity to customers through a combination of innovation and investment in a robust technology ecosystem that drives interoperability and choice. www.vmware.com
VSS Monitoring is the leading provider of network packet brokers (NPBs) to the world’s largest telco‘s, enterprises and governments. VSS’s vMesh™ architecture, advanced grooming and optimization technologies create the industry’s most resilient and flexible NPB solution. VSS has an extensive technology alliance with leading security and performance monitoring tools.
Official Testing Partner
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards bodies participation and a 32,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market. For more information, visit http://www.iol.unh.edu/, or connect with the UNH-IOL on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UNHIOL, on Twitter at @UNH_IOL and on LinkedIn athttp://www.linkedin.com/company/unh-interoperability-lab.