Nixu Software, headquartered in Finland, has released Nixu NameSurfer 7.5 series, an IP Address Management (IPAM) solution aimed at cloud hosting providers and enterprise data centers. The solution is bringing Software-Defined Networks (SDN), traditional Microsoft Active Directory (AD) networks and cloud orchestration into a unified management system.
Targeted at cloud hosting providers and enterprises looking to start the gradual migration in their data centers towards SDN-enabled and IPv6 networking, the Nixu solution would offer several key benefits designed to reduce the operating expenses (OPEX) in agnostic multi-vendor environments. Nixu NameSurfer 7.5 series is available immediately.
Nixu Software states that the idea of SDN’s and cloud convergence is quickly becoming a reality. As part of the research process, which led to the development of Nixu NameSurfer 7.5 series, Nixu Software has been working closely with cloud provider and enterprise data center clients to gain an in-depth understanding of how SDN initiatives will impact their customers.
Key Benefits of Nixu NameSurfer 7.5:
- Support for binding networks with OpenStack’s Neutron module for automated SDN-enablement.
- OpenStack client facilitating simple integration between cloud orchestration and IPAM.
- Automation tool for converting IPv4 networks into IPv6 networks.
“Having experienced significant growth in our SaaS and IaaS offerings, we are always on the lookout for automation technologies that allows our business to scale efficiently without increases in our headcount,” said Mika Neva, director at the Finnish cloud hosting provider Evertech. “Thanks to our collaboration with Nixu Software, we have been able to unlock the potential of our cloud platform leveraging OpenStack and are excited to expand the automation to SDN.”
“Until now, most vendors involved with elastic data centers have been focusing on proprietary stacks that have been designed for greenfield environments,” said Juha Holkkola, managing director of Nixu Software. “The beauty of NameSurfer 7.5 is that it supports multi-vendor solutions in both new and legacy environments.”