Industry-First Software Defined Cloud Validates Market Solutions Against Key IT Requirements
May 13, 2015 – ONUG Spring 2015, New York – Avni, the Software Defined Cloud pioneer, today announced the successful completion of extensive tests that validate technology solutions against key IT requirements. Governed by the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) and administered by Ixia, the tests typically require a 3-month effort and represent a landmark event for distributed micro-services-based applications. Avni successfully passed all ten tests across multiple hypervisors and clouds with complete application and network services stack. The results are announced today at the ONUG Conference at Columbia University.
“We were delighted to have Avni on board with ONUG this spring. These tests underscore our commitment to the ONUG Community of IT executives and vendors to validate product features that meet IT business leader requirements for enterprise cloud infrastructure,” said Nick Lippis, Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “We are confident that this testing effort with partners such as Avni will assist in moving the open infrastructure industry from technology curiosity to operations.”
“Avni is the first to solve the entire puzzle of accelerating app deployments across private, public or hybrid clouds by integrating analytics from apps, the network, and the cloud by means of a powerful policy automation engine,” said Bhaskar Bhupalam, Founding Architect at Avni. “We’re excited to work with ONUG and take part in a significant endeavor, setting the new benchmarks for the networking industry.”
With Avni SDC 2.0, companies can quickly deploy, scale and optimize end-to-end applications in any cloud model, and with freedom and flexibility to reconfigure applications rapidly and with no loss in their original investment. In operation, customers simply create a blueprint for their app by dragging and dropping policies, auto-test apps and incorporate Avni’s feature rich software defined network services, and deploy apps to the cloud of their choice. They can achieve scalability and automatic service level agreement (SLA) with Avni’s predictive analytics. Moving an app between clouds is just as easy and straightforward. IT and developers no longer need to fear whether the cloud platform they choose will deliver the performance, security or control that they need, because now changes are easy and cost-effective.
Two of Avni’s founding architects will present at ONUG Spring 2015. Bhupalam will participate in the Network State Collection, Correlation and Analytics panel discussion, bringing insight from his 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, networking services, mobile, video, and distributed embedded systems. Satish Grandhi will present as part of Network Service Virtualization (NSV) use-case, bringing insights from more than 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, networking services.
“Avni successfully demonstrated the 10 use-cases defined by ONUG/IXIA, as well as the entire application and network services stack, across hypervisors and clouds,” said CEO and Co-Founder Rohini Kasturi. “Avni also demonstrated rapid deployment and migration capabilities crucial for the modern enterprise.”
ONUG Working Groups
ONUG’s six current working groups represent the centerpiece of the IT community’s work toward bringing software defined networking to the larger networking industry. SDN has been a work in progress, requiring much-needed user input and leadership to affect the development of commercial products.
ONUG kicked off its initial three working groups, focused on Virtual Networks/Overlays, Network Services Virtualization, and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), in the spring of 2014 to develop use cases and associated requirements. Headed by members of the ONUG Board and top IT business leaders, the working groups represent user-driven capabilities, a major departure from typical networking developments led by vendors.
At ONUG Fall 2014, each of these three working groups generated white papers that included six architectural design models mapped to uses cases with top ten requirements. The current testing program is the crucial second step toward validating market solutions against these ten requirements for each of the three groups.
Three additional working groups were formed in January 2015 to round out the broader SDN deployment across the enterprise. The new groups include: Network State Collection, Correlation, and Analytics; Common Management Tools across Network, Storage, and Compute; and Traffic Monitoring/Visibility.
To see the full, official testing report, visit http://www.onug.net/spring-2015-downloads/.
ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT executives focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap, Inc., JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Symantec, and UBS. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_
Avni offers the first Software Defined Cloud platform to automate the deployment of applications to private, public or hybrid clouds. Avni easily handles modern multi-tier applications, gathers metrics from application and network services, derives intelligent insights, and takes proactive actions to ensure application SLA and availability based on policy. Fortune 5000 companies in the retail, financial services and media industries rely on Avni’s platform to bring new services to market quickly. Avni is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with development offices in Bengaluru, India. Additional information can be found at www.avni.io.