CloudSmartz, NoviFlow Announce Joint Data Center Automation Solution

CloudSmartz and NoviFlow have announced a joint solution to “efficiently” address data center interconnects, data center cross-connects and cloud-connects. The new data center automation product is called ‘Data Center ConneX’ and has been jointly developed with a Tier-1 CSP where it is already deployed in production.

Inc. 5000 named CloudSmartz is one of ‘America’s Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies’ for three consecutive years in a row. The company provides digital transformation and virtualized network as well as software solutions for Communication Service Providers around the world. NoviFlow is a global vendor of “high-performance” SDN network operating software (NOS), cybersecurity middleware and programmable network solutions, with offices in Montreal, Boston, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.

The new solution launched by CloudSmartz and NoviFlow, called Data Center ConneX, is comprised of CloudSmartz SDxSuite controlled with Open Source SDN Controller, OpenKilda and connected to the NoviFlow NoviSwitch programmable dataplane – to deliver data center cross connects, data center & cloud interconnects and on-demand efficiencies.

“With our combined experience in network technologies, implementations of various open source controllers, and innovative software solutions, our collaborative CloudSmartz and NoviFlow teams continue to drive on-going success as prime implementation partners and key contributors to OpenKilda,” said Manjeet Dhariwal, CTO of CloudSmartz.

Open Source SDN Controller

OpenKilda is a relatively new open source SDN controller that specifically addresses scalability, network state, self-healing and telemetry. OpenKilda also includes a path computation engine as well as an advanced graphical user interface that provides Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Data Center Providers complete SDN control.

“The alliance between CloudSmartz and NoviFlow provides a compelling new programmable Data Center Interconnect Solution with unprecedented price-performance, extending the radical CAPEX and OPEX benefits of SDN beyond the network’s edge and into the spine and core,” said Dominique Jodoin, President and CEO of NoviFlow. “The Data Center ConneX solution is unique in having been jointly developed with a Tier-1 CSP where it is already deployed in production. Running on the OpenKilda Controller, the bundled solution of software and switches provides a single uniform Open Standard-based forwarding plane interface for the entire network, finally delivering the programmable network that CSPs, data centers, and enterprises have been waiting for. NoviFlow is honored to collaborate with such a distinguished partner as CloudSmartz to offer state-of-the-art features and performance at reduced costs to the Data Center.”

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