Software Defined Networks and Transport
netFLEX® Transport SDN
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® 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 Optical Domain Controller today.
Digital Experience (DX) Enablement
Integration & Automation is supported via the following APIs / Protocols:
TL1, CLI, SNMP, MTOSI, REST/JSON, NETCONF/YANG, Flat Files, Custom, and more…