Brocade offers free SDN controller license

|January 23, 2015 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: To help customers accelerate their journey to open and agile Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Brocade is offering a free one-year license for its recently released Brocade Vyatta Controller.

The free license provides management of up to five physical or virtual network nodes in a non-production environment and includes 60 days of free 24×7 worldwide access to the world-class Brocade Technical Assistance Center.

The industry’s transition to the New IP requires an open, software-driven strategy in order to maximize the benefits of Big Data, cloud, mobile and social initiatives. An open-source SDN solution provides greater innovation, interoperability and choice while eliminating costly vendor lock-in. However, adopting a new networking approach often requires unique expertise.

According to GigaOm Research, a majority of organizations interested in open-source SDN want to get the technology from a commercial provider to lower their adoption risks and ensure that they receive reliable support—a key part of the Brocade approach to open-source SDN.

To promote the development of innovative network applications, Brocade also announced the Brocade Vyatta Controller Developer Edition, which provides a comprehensive set of tools—including templates, libraries, and testing environments—to help developers quickly write and test SDN applications and easily deploy them into service. The Brocade Vyatta Controller is free of proprietary extensions, so developers can be assured that their applications will run on any other OpenDaylight-based controller. In addition, developers retain full intellectual property rights to the applications they build.

With SDN being a new frontier for both developers and users, new Brocade services will help organizations transition to SDN as seamlessly as possible.

Kelly Herrell, senior vice president and general manager, Software Networking, Brocade said, “Our free license model, new services that cater to both users and developers, as well as ongoing allegiance to OpenDaylight, not only remove significant barriers to implementing SDN solutions but also accelerate the time from proof-of-concept to production.”

A production license for the Brocade Vyatta Controller is priced at $100 per attached node per year including support.

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