Aricent Adds OpenFlow

Aricent adds OpenFlow to its wireline communications portfolio to support network evolution

November 27, 2012

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EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced the addition of OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN) software frameworks and services to its field-proven wireline communications portfolio. Among the first of its kind, Aricent’s OpenFlow Client software and world-class product lifecycle services help telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deliver the next-generation of OpenFlow and SDN products to power the networks of tomorrow.

To further solidify its strong commitment to OpenFlow and SDN technologies, Aricent has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit consortium dedicated to the promotion and commercialization of SDN. SDN, an evolving architecture which decouples the control and data planes, opens up the opportunity for rapid innovation and optimization of routing and switching equipment. OpenFlow provides the fundamental foundation for SDN, and is the leading architecture driving the adoption of this new wave of telecom networking standards and concepts.

Aricent will bring more than 20 years of telecom expertise to the ONF, in support of the development of next-generation systems based on the SDN architecture. As a global leader in providing software frameworks and services for L2/L3 routing and switching equipment and solutions, Aricent supports the Foundations’ mission to commercialize and promote SDN and its underlying technologies as a disruptive approach to networking that will change how any company with a network operates. Aricent, along with other member companies of the Foundation, will help define architectural frameworks and technical standards, encourage the deployment of a SDN ecosystem, and accelerate the adoption of SDN technologies and standards, helping to make OpenFlow-based SDN the new norm for networks. As such, Aricent will continue to keep its software and services offerings up-to-date with the latest SDN specifications.

Aricent Inc.

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