Anuta Networks unveils a solution to more effectively manage cloud and SDN-enabled networks
Anuta Networks, a Silicon Valley-based self-proclaimed "network services virtualization" startup, is entering the market with its inaugural offering, the Anuta nCloudX Platform.
The solution essentially provides network service abstraction and orchestration for cloud service providers and large enterprises engaged in the implementation of private clouds.
Anuta says of its initial offering:
The breakthrough Anuta Networks nCloudX platform simplifies and automates the complete lifecycle of network services in complex, heterogeneous networks across multi-vendor, multi-device, multi-protocol, and multi-hypervisor offerings for physical and virtual devices in both private cloud and public cloud deployments. The solution reduces network services delivery time from weeks to a few hours, building efficient software automation on top of a combination of both the existing hardware-controlled networks and the new generation of SDN technologies.
One of the concerns with regard to potential SDN adoption is, of course, the potential requirement to overhaul the entire network. Many SDN solutions today are highly disruptive, which may result in a more than tepid welcome in established data centers.
Solutions such as Anuta’s nCloudX Platform, however, aim to alleviate the pain-points associated with managing data centers comprised of multiple technologies and platforms by abstracting services from legacy and programmable network devices. The platform then provides integration points with Cloud Management Platforms and SDN controllers to enable implementation of more comprehensive cloud and data center orchestration flows.
Anuta’s nCloudX Platform follows the popular "class of provisioning" and "cataloging" schemes prevalent in Cloud Management Platform offerings and adds drag-and-drop topological design capabilities to assist in designing flexible, virtual networks from top to bottom. Its integration with OpenStack takes the form of a Quantum plug-in, essentially taking over the duties of multiple Quantum plug-ins for legacy and programmable devices. Given the pace at which support for many network devices in Quantum is occurring, alternative methods of integration may provide early adopters with more complete options for implementation.
Its ability to integrate with SDN controllers from Nicira (VMware) and Big Switch Networks enable organizations to pursue a transitory, hybrid strategy with respect to SDN, minimizing potential disruption and providing a clear migration path toward virtualized networks. Its cataloging and design services enable rapid on-boarding of new tenants and a simpler means of designing what are otherwise complex, virtualized networks.
While much of Anuta Networks’ focus lies on cloud, its ability to virtualize network services is likely to provide value to organizations seeking to automate its network provisioning and management systems, regardless of their adoption of cloud or SDN-related technologies.
Anuta Networks was founded by Chandu Guntakala, President & CEO, Srini Beereddy, CTO, and Praveen Vengalam, Vice President of Engineering, Anuta Networks. It focuses on the delivery of network services virtualization in the context of cloud and SDN-related architectures.