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May 08, 2013

Enterasys Creates SDN Application Integration Community Platform

Enterasys Networks, a company in a joint venture with Siemens Enterprise Communications, just launched a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that can integrate with a community composed of partners that provide customer-defined applications. This new solution makes its magic through an open API that allows it to make use of developers' creativity, providing new innovations and more agile applications. It also has a flow-based application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) architecture that makes application integration very simple for entire corporate networks.

After the debut of OneFabric Connect SDN in February, Enterasys decided to also release Connect Central, a community of developers that lets them get together and develop applications through the open API. OneFabric Connect is a unique platform that allows third-party applications to connect and improve the mobility, onboarding process, and handling of BYOD within an enterprise environment. This solution is a response to the increased demand from enterprise customers.

“OneFabric Connect SDN streamlines the onboarding of mobile devices, automatically enrolling users for management,” said Kevin Keith, director of business development at AirWatch (an MDM provider). “This enables our customers to rapidly integrate our enterprise mobility management solution to the mobile edge.”

Connect Central already has a lot of Enterasys partners that provide data center solutions, mobile device management (MDM), Web filtering, unified communications (UC) and other applications in the network edge.

“ESG research indicates that organizations need SDN solutions to help them overcome problems like reducing or eliminating manual processes and accelerating application roll outs,” said Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “The Enterasys approach to SDN combines the scalability and simplicity of their OneFabric architecture with a technology partner ecosystem via open APIs to deliver a broad range of network service solutions to their customers.”

The API has more than 100 different function calls, making it highly flexible and able to communicate with a very ample number of apps.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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