NEC adds OpenFlow capability to its network switch family -

NEC adds OpenFlow capability to its network switch family


Irving, Texas – NEC Corporation of America has just begun rollout of its Univerge ProgrammableFlow PF5820 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) OpenFlow switch.

The new PF5820 provides a high throughput, low latency and energy-efficient hardware design that delivers 1.28 Terabits of switching performance designed for building high-performance, secure and programmable networks.

According to Don Clark, Director of Business Development, IT Platform Group, NEC Corporation of America, the PF5820 is an extension of NEC's ProgrammableFlow Software Defined Network Architecture (SDN), which includes the NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller and PF5240 1/10 GbE Switch.

He said SDN has the potential to revolutionize the network industry by allowing network operators to develop network services independent from network equipment.

ProgrammableFlow leverages SDN to help eliminate the complexity of traditional network design, speeding innovation while dramatically reducing network operations cost.

Available today, the PF5820 provides 48 10GbE SFP+ ports plus 4 QSFP+ ports that operate at 40GbE or as 16 additional 10GbE ports providing a total of 64 10GbE ports in one switch. The PF5820 design includes optional front-to-back or back-to-front airflow, redundant, hot-swappable AC power supplies, the PF5240 supports the OpenFlow 1.0 specification and will support new versions of the OpenFlow standard as they become available.

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