Software Defined Data Center

In Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC), on-demand delivery of network services is accelerated by avoiding long hardware deployment cycles. SDDCs simplify vendor replacement and support dynamic data loads by scaling out virtual appliances. In a software defined world,the IT administrator can quickly identify capacity bottlenecks and migrate tenant services for effective resource utilization. But, support for virtual appliances introduces new challenges such as placement, management and troubleshooting in a multi-vendor environment.

Anuta Networks nCloudX delivers the industry’s first on-demand network service orchestration for leading L2-L7 virtual service appliances from multiple vendors such as Cisco VSG, Cisco ASA 1000v, Cisco CSR 1000v, Cisco Nexus 1000v, VMware DVS, Citrix NetScaler VPX, F5 BIG-IP and Riverbed Stingray ADC. nCloudX offers virtual appliance life cycle management including appliance instantiation, placement, image management, service definitions, provisioning, commissioning and decommissioning.
nCloudX provides a single management interface abstracting physical and virtual networks and services. Based on tenants’ demands, nCloudX will determine the best options and provision network services on-demand. nCloudX wil handle the various differences across these devices using its model-driven abstraction technology. In addition, nCloudX detects problems related to performance and availability that impact both physical and virtual service elements. Detected problems are mapped to the service instance and the tenant, helping quick isolation of the root cause of the problem.

Customers can easily replace a physical network appliance with a virtual appliance without changing the service definition. Similarly, customers can replace a network appliance from one vendor with a network appliance from a different vendor. All of these can be achieved without impacting any end-user experience thus allowing a smoother migration from today’s inflexible networks to software defined data centers.