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
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
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