SOURCE: One Convergence, Inc.

One Convergence, Inc.

April 13, 2016 09:00 ET

One Convergence Launches Network Service Delivery Platform for OpenStack

L3 to L7 Network Service Orchestration, Automation and Monitoring for Multi-Vendor and Open-Source Services

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) - One Convergence today announced the availability of the Network Service Delivery Platform (NSD) to simplify and automate delivery of rich set of L3 to L7 network services in OpenStack cloud deployments.

As OpenStack gains traction, enterprises and service providers are increasingly faced with the challenge and complexity of rolling out advanced network services. One Convergence's innovative policy-driven approach not only addresses the simplification and automation, but also the challenges of provisioning, deploying, configuring and operating a heterogeneous set of multi-vendor and open-source network services.

The NSD solution provides orchestration, lifecycle management, service assurance and visibility/monitoring for network services. NSD significantly enhances what is available in OpenStack FWaaS, LBaaS and other *aaS with support for vendor specific features, licensing, high availability, service chaining and common ways to orchestrate and configure a diverse set of network services.

The solution supports Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), OpenStack Neutron and other network fabrics and SDN controllers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform was chosen as the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service base, combined with Cisco ACI and One Convergence NSD to create a managed service provider solution. Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), Cisco, Red Hat and One Convergence have collaborated to deploy this new solution in Sungard AS' datacenters.

"There is a substantial gap between the expectation of enterprises and service providers with what exists in OpenStack, for deploying network services. While they want to deploy feature rich multi vendor solutions at scale, it is a struggle in OpenStack to get basic functionality deployed," said Prasad Vellanki, CEO of One Convergence. "NSD not only fills the gap that simplifies and automates the deployment, but also provides great insight for operations at the services layer and the applications they front end."

One Convergence is collaborating with community, industry partners and contributing significantly to open source in the areas of Group-based Policy (GBP), service abstraction and service chaining. In continuation of this commitment One Convergence is contributing in a big way to GBP Network Function Plugin (NFP), which provides an open source version of network service orchestration and lifecycle management framework that can support both Neutron API and GBP modes of deployment. NSD is compatible with and leverages the open source NFP framework.

"The One Convergence NSD framework enables Sungard Availability Services to deliver new, advanced networking and security features to our enterprise customers," said Prasad Dorbala, Vice President of Product Engineering, Sungard Availability Services. "By combining lifecycle management and service-chaining -- the ability to add services instantly -- One Convergence has created an agile, on-demand solution framework. This means Sungard Availability Services customers can reduce the time it takes to implement changes, giving them ultimate service implementation, velocity and flexibility."

"The integration of One Convergence NSD with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure creates a complete solution for network services automation at scale in OpenStack," said Michael Cohen, Senior Director of Product Management, Cisco. "Our companies share a vision for enabling policy-based automation for OpenStack, which has been driving upstream efforts in Group-Based Policy as well as joint product integration."

"We're excited about adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform along with Cisco ACI and One Convergence NSD solutions in demanding customer environments such as at Sungard AS. As leaders in driving enterprise adoption of OpenStack, we're pleased to work closely with technology companies like One Convergence that provide powerful and complementary solutions that enable customers to deploy advanced network services based on an OpenStack infrastructure," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat.

The features of the solution include:

  • Network service orchestration and lifecycle management
    • Common way to configure and orchestrate heterogeneous services
    • Seamless support for VMs & containers
  • Delivers rich set of network services
    • Multi-vendor and open-source network services
    • Firewall, VPN, Load-balancer, WAF, IPS/IDS …
    • Vendor specific features beyond OpenStack *aaS
  • Support Tap, L2 & L3 insertion modes
  • Services assurance / high availability
  • Operational visibility and analytics
  • Flexible deployment model
    • OpenStack Group-based policy (GBP)
    • OpenStack Neutron API

Availability
The solution is available now for OpenStack Neutron and Cisco ACI based deployments. For additional information and inquires contact info@oneconvergence.com.

About One Convergence, Inc.
One Convergence provides a solution to simplify and automate delivery of rich set of multi-vendor and open-source L3-L7 network services for OpenStack cloud deployments. The solution works with Cisco ACI and other network fabrics / SDN controllers. The solution among other things provides life-cycle management, service assurance/HA, operational visibility & analytics.

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