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NEC Updates OpenFlow Switch

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IRVING, Texas -- NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications, biometric, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, announced the general availability of the ProgrammableFlow PF1000, a virtual switch providing SDN and complete network virtualization to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V customers. NEC also introduced a new version of its awardwinning ProgrammableFlow® Controller, now with the world’s first OpenFlow IPv6 support. The ProgrammableFlow PF1000 is a virtual switch for Windows Server 2012 customers, simplifying complex networks and integrating server and network virtualization with a single control plane for the Windows Server Hyper-V customer. This integration enables advanced network automation, rapid delivery of network services, easy VM mobility, and consistent application of business policy across the network. “As a cornerstone of the Cloud OS platform, Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V bring groundbreaking capabilities such as network virtualization to the private cloud customer,” said Mike Schutz, General Manager, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft. “We are committed to working with strategic ecosystem members such as NEC to build on Windows Server 2012’s performance, scalability and manageability. The NEC SDN solution is compatible with Hyper-V Network Virtualization and allows for easy configuration of virtual appliances such as load balancers, intrusion detection systems, and networking monitoring solutions.” NEC Corp.

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