LAYERZngn Introduces CPlane OpenTransit, a Commercial GradeSoftware-Defined Networking (SDN) OpenFlow Controller
New OpenFlow Controller supports cloud-scale clustering with high availability, carrier-gradeservice, life-cycle management and seamless integration with existing protocols and standards.
Sunnyvale, CA, April 18, 2012 --(PR.com)-- LAYERZngn today announced the availability of CPlaneOpenTransit, the newest member of the CPlane Framework family of infrastructure automation products.CPlane OpenTransit is available on a controlled-release basis to service providers and systems vendors.According to Harry Quackenboss, LAYERZngn's CEO, “With increased understanding of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and OpenFlow, many are concluding that major advances inscalability, service life-cycle management and integration with existing protocols are needed. CPlaneOpenTransit addresses these requirements by providing a highly-scalable integrated capability to supportSDN and OpenFlow applications that works simultaneously with provisioning and orchestration of traditional network devices and services with service life-cycle support features such as scheduledactivation and de-activation, logging and change management.”Leveraging CPlane Framework's core capabilities for discovery and provisioning, OpenTransit isdesigned to be compatible with other OpenFlow controllers. Since the CPlane Framework alreadysupports a variety of southbound interfaces including NETCONF, the system can simultaneouslycommunicate with devices using OpenFlow and the recently announced Open Networking FoundationOF-Config OpenFlow Configuration and Management Protocol.Simon Crosby, founder and CTO of Bromium, Inc., founder of XenSource, and founder of LAYERZngn's predecessor company, CPlane, Inc. noted, “Over a decade ago CPlane, Inc. aspired todeliver some of the powerful capabilities of SDN and OpenFlow. With this announcement, it has comefull circle. Combined with CPlane's capabilities to communicate with devices using their native CLI andprotocols such as NETCONF, this is impressive.”“We built OpenTransit to be fully-compliant with other OpenFlow controllers,” said John Casey,LAYERZngn's Chief Technology Officer. “But CPlane OpenTransit also takes full advantage of theCPlane Framework which has been production-proven managing upwards of 100,000 devices forapplications such as VPN services over MPLS-TE (Traffic Engineering).”According to James Liao, CEO of Pica8, Inc., a provider of open switch and router platforms for datacenter networks, “Out of the gate LAYERZngn's OpenFlow Controller has some unique capabilities suchas discovery and topology visualization. With its long list of other features it is going to generate a lot of interest.”In addition to leveraging the CPlane Framework's native capabilities such as topology discovery,visualization, persistence data store, logging, change management and checkpoint/rollback, theframework has been extended to incorporate: