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Software Defined Networks and Transport

netFLEX® Transport SDN

130_products_cnmSDN discussions and materials are primarily focused on Layer 2 and above functionality, but what about transport? Without the transport network none of the Layer 2 and above services and applications would work. So how will transport circuits be installed, rerouted, or removed in the new SDN networks of today and tomorrow?

The netFLEX® system is and has always been a multi-vendor transport network controller. It learns the network, from the network, via its proprietary auto-discovery and auto-inventory processes for WDM, SONET, MSPP, DCS, and other network devices in real time. This provides the netFLEX® system with the absolute most up to date view of the network and its current configuration. That functionality synchronized with the ability to provision wavelength and TDM circuits from A to Z, across all vendor platforms, allows netFLEX software to be the most versatile multi-vendor transport controller available today.

We are actively researching Whitebox and OpenROADM technology and have it on our development roadmap. This technology is brand new and we are working with our current customers to learn more about how it will fit into their networks. If you are adding these new technologies to your network, and need a multi-vendor transport network controller, contact us right away. Your input will be at the ground level of the development discussions.

Interface API’s

As a rule, LightRiver Software does not develop support for every new available API. Instead we build to suit the specific needs of each customer. Currently we have REST/JSON, MTOSI, CORBA, and multiple custom interfaces to other applications but we are researching open-source API’s like OpenDaylight and other interfaces. Whatever interface is needed, we can develop support for it.