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Choose Your SDN

The industry is continually developing new ways of working that will meet these current challenges, and further evolve the operation of Enterprise networking. Frequently, these initiatives are collectively described as Software Defined Networking (SDN). However, as with any umbrella term, SDN means different things to different people.

SDN can mean using the OpenFlow protocol to control traffic flows across a group of network devices from an intelligent software application. Allied Telesis supports this view and has developed a world-leading and certified OpenFlow implementation into most of our X Series switches and our TQ wireless access points. We also have an intelligent software controller – the AMF Security Controller – which enables a powerful security solution at the network edge.

We believe that SDN means using software to relieve the burden of everyday networking tasks. Therefore we have developed a suite of smart technologies and tools to deliver real and immediate value to Enterprise networks:

  • Our network operating system has many smart and time-saving features built-in, from powerful scripts that can be run automatically by event-driven triggers, to user-friendly tools like FindMe that flash all the lights on a switch to help locate it in a busy server room.
  • Autonomous Management Framework Plus (AMF Plus) is a popular network automation solution for busy networks. It automates many common tasks and simplifies the management of large networks
  • AMF Security automates network defense, as the intelligent isolation adapter engine integrated into our AMF-Sec controller responds immediately to any threat and blocks the suspect device, protecting the network edge.
  • Autonomous Wireless Controller (AWC) reduces management effort by continuously optimizing the configuration of a wireless network for the best coverage. This takes the guesswork out of deploying wireless access points and negates the need for expensive site surveys.
  • Vista Manager EX is our graphical management tool that integrates with AMF and AWC to provide a powerful yet intuitive single-pane-of-glass view of your network. It is the platform that will help us deliver many more intelligent time-saving tools in the future.

Build Tomorrow's Network

SDN and its associated tools are important technologies that will enable organizations to overcome today’s challenges and will continue to evolve to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.

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