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Brocade intros the open-source inspired Vyatta SDN controller

Brocade says the controller was built continuously from the OpenDaylight Project, the company's open-source initiative focused on growing SDN and NFV technology.

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Brocade on Monday announced the release of the Vyatta Controller, a new keystone product within its SDN portfolio.

Brocade says the controller was built continuously from the OpenDaylight Project, the company's open-source initiative focused on growing SDN and NFV technology.

The Brocade Vyatta Controller provides an open platform for the scalable management of end-to-end services across physical and virtual network infrastructures, such as switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs and load balancers.

The company is also touting the controller's low risk on-ramp to SDN, as it allows users to gradually migrate workloads running on their current equipment into an SDN environment.

"Where other networking vendors are requiring customers to rip and replace networks in order to get access to new technologies, the Brocade Vyatta Controller enables organizations to dictate the pace of change so they can gradually integrate new solutions," said Kelly Herrell, VP and GM of Software Networking at Brocade. "This eliminates a majority of the risk and allows customers to cap their current infrastructure while focusing new spending on where it can accelerate innovation."

Brocade plans to release the Vyatta Controller in November, based on the Helium release from the OpenDaylight Project. 

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