CPLANE NETWORKS transforms inter-data center connectivity with software-defined networking for WANs

Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET from CPLANE NETWORKS

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CPLANE NETWORKS, the leader in high-performance Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced the general availability of its SDN product for wide area networks, Dynamic Virtual Networks Interconnect (DVNi). DVNi enables applications to span multiple data centers using high performance and resilient virtual private networks (VPNs) on fully traffic-engineered MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) networks.

"Applications are no longer confined within the walls of a single data center. Cloud computing has ushered in an age of loosely coupled, highly distributed applications," said Brandon Williams, CEO of CPLANE NETWORKS. "Dynamic Virtual Networks Interconnect enables enterprises and cloud service providers to create seamless end-to-end networks that allow applications and services to be effectively distributed using new workload placement models."

DVNi is a software-only solution that leverages the power and scalability of CPLANE's SDN Controller. "DVNi is designed for ultimate scalability, performance and resiliency," said John Casey, CTO and VP of Engineering. "We've taken the complexity and cost out of deploying VPNs over MPLS. Ease of use and seamless integration were critical design factors for DVNi. Through our OpenStack®-enabled Dynamic Virtual Networks product we've made it super easy to provision virtual networks within the data center. With DVNi we've now done the same for cross-data center networks."

DVNi delivers Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs over a traffic-engineered MPLS core with full bandwidth management and class of service guarantees. Policy-based management for overbooking, security and QoS combined with resource-based admission control and traffic shaping provide service level granularity and control. Sophisticated label-switch path traffic optimization planning, modeling and what-if analysis are used to calculate optimal layouts for fast re-routes and disjoint alternate paths. Automatic discovery and acquisition of network topology for all major switching technologies streamlines network management, and transactional end-to-end service configuration and activation (e.g., VRFs, MP-BGP, PE-CE interfaces, etc.) with rollback ensure complete service integrity.

"CPLANE NETWORKS is the only SDN solution that can provide true end-to-end, vendor-independent virtual and physical networking services," said Brandon Williams. "Customers can finally enjoy the full range of compute, storage and networking benefits of cloud services without the fear of vendor lock-in."


CPLANE NETWORKS is transforming the way data centers deploy agile cloud services by delivering responsive, high-performance virtual and physical network services. Leading the SDN revolution, CPLANE NETWORKS is the only platform that offers the scale, flexibility and control required to deliver the agility applications developers want and the predictability and reliability that IT operations demands. For more information visit www.cplanenetworks.com