Network Management Software aids transition to SDN architecture.

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As standards-based Layer 2/3 network platform, ZebOS® v7.10 helps network equipment manufacturers transition to software-defined networking (SDN) architecture in support of Next-Gen networking requirements. Functionality provides foundation for building SDN-enabled networking equipment for mobile backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, and data center networking in addition to abstraction, portability, and programmability required to deliver network scalability and reliability.

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IP Infusion Helps Network Equipment Manufacturers Transition to Software-Defined Networking Architecture with ZebOS 7.10

ZebOS Platform Software Offers Equipment Manufacturers the Abstraction, Portability and Programmability Required to Deliver Scalable, Reliable Next-Generation Networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- IP Infusion, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced Ethernet and IP services, today announced the availability of ZebOS® 7.10 network platform. ZebOS software helps network equipment manufacturers transition to a software-defined networking (SDN) architecture in support of next-generation networking requirements. With this release, ZebOS dramatically improves the bandwidth scaling capabilities of networking equipment to support large-scale virtualized data centers, accelerates the transition to LTE/Evolved 4G and supports the drive for 100 percent application service availability.

"Mobility, Big Data and cloud services are fueling a pace of innovation in networking unlike anything we've seen before. The time to market pressure for OEMs to deliver new and differentiated solutions and take advantage of opportunities created by these trends is also increasing," said Lauren Robinette, Principal Analyst for Cloud and Managed Service at ACG Research. "OEMs are increasingly dedicating the majority of engineering resources to those development efforts that will add the greatest value and differentiation. Using standards-based software-defined networking platforms such as IP Infusion's ZebOS software allows OEMs to avoid product commoditization and delays in product delivery while delivering new solutions as fast as possible."

ZebOS 7.10 provides the platform foundation for building SDN-enabled networking equipment for mobile backhaul, Carrier Ethernet and data center networking. It provides the abstraction, portability, and programmability required to deliver the scalability and reliability of modern networks. With new enhancements to ZebOS 7.10, IP Infusion supports the following next-generation networking requirements:

-- Comprehensive Bandwidth Scaling for Virtualized Networks - ZebOS 7.10 adds new technologies to drive the adoption of large-scale virtualized data centers in public/private/hybrid clouds. Included in this release are the latest drafts of the IETF Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) standard and IEEE Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) as well as advancements in IS-IS and BGP route scaling.
-- Faster Transition to LTE and Evolved 4G networks - ZebOS 7.10 adds enhancements that enable the seamless migration from SONET/SDH services to Ethernet for mobile backhaul and other applications. Key capabilities include technologies such as pseudowire support, linear protection and timing protocols that provide the predictability and reliability required by traditional SONET/SDN services.
-- Support for Seven-Nine's Reliability - ZebOS 7.10 supports the industry transition from five-nine's network reliability (5.26 minutes of unplanned downtime per year) to seven-nine's (3.15 seconds per year) for traditional telecommunication and new cloud services. IP Infusion is adding a high availability framework based on OpenSAF 4.2, providing application service framework checkpointing, as well as control plane functionality to ensure graceful restart and stateful switch failover.

ZebOS is a comprehensive standards-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 network platform that enables network equipment manufactures to accelerate the development of SDN-based architectures for next generation mobile backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, and Data Center/Cloud networks. The network platform is designed based on the key tenets of SDN: control/data plane separation, abstraction and portability of network services, and network programmability. The modular design enables network equipment manufacturers to optimize solutions for their specific market requirements. ZebOS supports more than 200 protocols that conform to leading IEEE, IETF and MEF industry-specific standards and implementation agreements. When combined with the Advanced Hardware Integration Software and HA modules, ZebOS provides the ability for customers to quickly enter new markets, release new networking capabilities, and adopt new cost-effective silicon to meet the new time-to-market requirements.

"Both consumers and enterprises depend on reliable and scalable networking services, which is putting exponential pressure on network equipment providers to rethink how they design and build next-generation networking equipment," said Sandy Orlando, Vice President of Marketing at IP Infusion. "Our latest announcement provides customers with a networking platform to build modular networking solutions with the highest levels of scalability and reliability. The ZebOS modular architecture provides a foundation for transitioning networking equipment to an SDN architecture."

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About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) company relied on for more than a decade by equipment manufacturers to help deliver products faster with lower costs and better differentiation. Over 250 customers, including all major networking equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion's SDN platform ZebOS® to build products that address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and mobile networking. IP Infusion's technology is deployed in networks with the highest levels of reliability across five continents that transport billions of mobile messages and provide the foundation for public, private and hybrid clouds. IP Infusion is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD.

©2012 IP Infusion. All Rights Reserved. IP Infusion(TM), IP Infusion logo and combinations thereof are registered trademarks, and ZebOS® is a trademark of IP Infusion. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

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