Vello Systems and Accton Strike OEM Agreement for OpenFlow-Based Network Equipment for Data Center, Cloud and Related Services
Latest agreement increases momentum for the VellOS® “Application Aware” Platform for highly adaptable, reliable and cost-effective IT infrastructure
Menlo Park, CA, June 6, 2013 – Accton Technology, a global ODM leader in advanced networking and communication equipment, and Vello Systems, a leading provider of open, converged networking and software solutions and charter member of the Open Networking Foundation, today announced a joint OEM agreement that adds 10GbE switching capability to Vello’s Open Networking Optical/Ethernet protocol-independent partner ecosystem for customers in North America and Europe. Vello’s innovative OpenFlow-based networking equipment and operating system will gain significant market momentum with the addition of a 10GbE data center switch based on high performance and reliable switch hardware from Accton.
Announced today, the VellOS® 7.0 operating system unifies the control of the Optical, Ethernet and virtual networking planes under common open software and features a level of automation not found in competing offerings and traditional solutions. Based on a distributed Linux framework, VellOS 7.0 incorporates standards-based ReSTful application provisioning interfaces (APIs) and GUI-style network policy and control to let customers mix and match any combination of OpenFlow-enabled network equipment regardless of technology. As a result, only VellOS offers dependable end-to-end visibility – for management and analytics – of all network resources (and at all network link speeds).
Vello has integrated its OpenFlow software stack with Accton’s 10GbE data center switch, enabling customers to quickly deploy an open, integrated Ethernet and Optical network that is controlled by VellOS. Vello’s VX3048 OpenFlow-enabled 10Gb Ethernet Forwarding Engine, based on the Accton 10GbE switch with Broadcom Trident+ switching silicon, leverages Accton’s leading technology in data center switching and can be deployed in a data center fabric as a top-of-rack switch.
“By simplifying the operational management of compute and storage connectivity across any mix of networking technologies from a single, open, vendor-agnostic point of control customers can readily adapt to fast-changing business and end-user requirements,” said Karl May, Chief Executive Officer, Vello Systems. “Together with Accton and other partners in our Open Networking ecosystem, we can create a deployable environment using any mix of networking technologies that allows customers to decouple the application/compute, storage and networking domains and make the network an enabler of successful IT application deployments and initiatives.”
“Vello Systems’ novel approach to open networking introduces new possibilities for highly adaptable, reliable and cost-effective networking infrastructure,” said George Tchaparian, SVP and CTO of Accton Technology. “As a leading provider of advanced networking equipment, Accton is working with Vello to broaden their solutions that leverage the OpenFlow standard and enable software defined networks (SDN) that offer customers a more responsive and lower cost network infrastructure.”
Accton Technology is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. Leveraging its advanced hardware engineering, software applications and system design capability, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to architect, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge network technologies. Accton’s evolving core technology and its highly-qualified global workforce enable it to deliver superior distributed virtual network solutions that are affordable and robust. For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, please visit http://www.accton.com
Vello Systems’ software defined application platform allows the network to act as a dynamic pool of resources for ever-changing application requirements to speed deployment and increase agility. Vello Systems eliminates the complexity of connecting storage and compute systems to improve overall IT performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Vello’s open networking solutions, with standard programmatic interfaces, integrate seamlessly into leading IT solutions. The Vello family of products is built around the VellOS operating environment and OpenFlow enabled hardware from an ecosystem of partners. Vello’s solutions have been deployed with blue chip Fortune 500 customers in mission-critical environments. For more information contact www.vellosystems.com.