Vello Systems Virtualizes Wide-Area Networking Resources with Low-Latency, Multi-Terabit Cloud Switching Technology

Fusion of gridless optics and programmable software enables highly-elastic networking fabric ideal for cost-effective cloud computing and storage

MENLO PARK, Calif., - Vello Systems, a leader in high performance cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced the introduction and availability of its innovative Cloud Switching(TM) technology. The new solution harnesses state-of-the-art gridless optical technologies through the VellOS(TM) real-time operating system enabling CX4000 and CX16000 systems to deliver terabits of economical, low-latency, virtualized capacity in the wide area. This new technology is critical to service providers, enterprise, and government institutions seeking cost-effective capacity and intelligence in their wide-area infrastructures, as they migrate to private, public and hybrid cloud architectures.

Cloud Switching defines a new software framework to dynamically program gigabits to terabits of capacity in the wide-area. Cloud Switching takes advantage of Vello Systems' own company-developed advanced gridless optical technology, producing an unprecedented 7 terabits of virtualized capacity per fiber. With Cloud Switching, capacity is made elastic, allowing bandwidth to be assigned, and re-assigned, where and when it's needed. This is critical functionality especially for data center operators seeking to virtualize resources across the wide-area and content providers seeking dynamic capacity to move large amounts of content through their infrastructure.

"With the increasing adoption of 10G, especially within data centers and colocation facilities, finding solutions to meet growing capacity needs in the wide-area is becoming increasingly challenging," said Eve Griliches at ACG Research. "Vello Systems' Cloud Switching technology addresses these needs with a compelling combination of features, capabilities and economics."

Vello Systems is also announcing the initiation of the Cloud Switching API development program. The Cloud Switching API is designed to provide partners and 3rd party developers access to the Cloud Switching bandwidth assignment and virtualization capabilities. The ultimate goal of the API is to enable an open, extensible framework for higher layer applications and systems to define, manage and enforce infrastructure-level policies aligned to critical business processes. This grants IT managers unprecedented access to network resources, paving the way for a common control environment to orchestrate virtualization and automation tasks.

"We're very excited to introduce Vello System's new Cloud Switching technology to our network and customers as we accelerate the evolution of our cloud infrastructure and services portfolio," said Stephen Klenert, CEO of Atlantic Metro Communications, a full-service Internet Solutions Provider offering Managed Hosting, Colocation, IP Bandwidth, Dark Fiber and Metro Transport services. "Cloud Switching will deliver the performance and economics we need to scale our operation, providing the most nimble, adaptive infrastructure for our customers."

Cloud Switching is fully-manageable through the company's CloudMaster(TM) management and provisioning system providing an easy-to-use GUI-based system to control Cloud Switching parameters. CloudMaster also serves as the primary interface to higher layer network and IT systems via an array of northbound programmatic interfaces including SNMP and XML. "Cloud Switching is a significant advancement for customers seeking low-latency, multi-terabit, virtualized solutions for their networks," said Karl May, Vello Systems President and CEO. "Cloud Switching's elastic, virtualized capabilities and open API pave the way for a new breed of IT architectures enabling complete virtualization and automation."

About Vello Systems
Vello Systems develops advanced low-latency, multi-terabit, cloud infrastructure systems and solutions for service providers, enterprise and government institutions worldwide. Its CX Family(TM) of systems and patented Cloud Switching technology are purpose-built to make the cloud faster, more agile, and above all more economical. Vello Systems is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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