SDN + Transport
Software Defined Networks & Transport
SDN discussions and development pursuits are primarily focused on Layer 2/3 and above functionality, NFV, DataCenter/Cloud… but what about transport? Without the transport network, none of the higher level services and applications would work. So how will transport networks and services be instantiated, changed, or removed in the new SDN enabled networks of today and tomorrow?
The netFLEX® platform is, and has always been, a multi-vendor Optical Domain Controller (ODC). It learns the network, from the network, via its auto-discovery and auto-inventory processes for DWDM, SONET, MSPP, DCS, and other network devices in real time. This provides the netFLEX® platform with the absolute most up to date view of the network and its current configuration. This functionality synchronized with the ability to provision wavelength and TDM circuits from A to Z, across disparate vendor platforms, allows netFLEX to be the most versatile multi-vendor Optical Domain Controller today.
Digital Experience (DX) Enablement
Multi-vendor solution with a standard API framework to consuming app’s. Enables simplified integrations for future network element additions. DISCOVER – ANALYZE – CONTROL capabilities, API enabled!
The only SDN Optical Domain Control solution that reflects…
Dozens of suppliers
Hundreds of network elements & solutions supported
WDM, DCI, ADM, DCS, OTN, CE, Packet Optical, Whitebox/Open Source
Decades of supported solutions
All domains (supplier, solution, technology) Supported for DRI, DAA, ODC capabilities
Digital Experience – full Analytics, Inventory, & Control UI/UX and API extensibility
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SDN Extended Reference Architecture