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Centec Networks and Vello Systems Team at Open Networking Summit to Show Latest OpenFlow-Based Systems and Applications for Data Center, Cloud and Other Network Services

Centec, a leading innovator of IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced turnkey system solutions and Vello Systems, a leading provider of open networking software, today announced the companies will exhibit and demonstrate the new Centec V series Open SDN switch with the VellOS software platform for installation at enterprise campuses or the network operations centers of data centers, ISPs and other network providers. These new products are the result of a collaboration that began in 2012 and feature the Centec N-Flow switch architecture and the VellOS complete software stack, including Vello’s GUI-style network policy and control applications, a network operating system with rich APIs and an integrated OpenFlow-based controller. The networking infrastructure industry is embracing the OpenFlow movement to separate the “control plane” from physical network equipment, and incorporate it into fully standards-based application provisioning interfaces that can run on any platform of a customer’s choosing.

Today’s networking systems were designed to solve problems that no longer exist for customers. Large enterprises are consolidating into fewer and more complex data centers in which new server and application models are deployed. Furthermore, these networks are being overwhelmed by the growth of BYOD, which requires networking equipment to be provisioned, administered and managed on a device-by-device basis. Complicating the matter, equipment vendors typically provide proprietary network control mechanisms that make coordinating and provisioning across the network time consuming and costly.

“To date, provisioning network resources to meet new application and computing requirements can take a week or more -- services are more or less beholden to the network architecture,” said Karl May, Chief Executive Officer, Vello Systems. “This is why working with Centec is so important. Together we can turn that paradigm around to create enterprise networking environments featuring predictable service from network, storage, and compute resources on an on demand basis. These benefits are also realized on a much lower cost basis than traditional solutions.”

“Vello Systems is among the most advanced software providers we have seen in leveraging OpenFlow to create high performance ‘open’ enterprise networks,” said James Sun, Chief Executive Officer, Centec Networks. “As a leading innovator of IP/Ethernet switching silicon and system solutions, the integration of OpenFlow is critical to our ongoing success. We are providing a complete OpenFlow switch solution with N-Space Open Software as well as SDK, and now are collaborating with Vello Systems to drive innovation in Software Defined Networking.”

Centec Networks and Vello Systems are showcasing the power of open networking and policy based network automation with the Centec V series Open SDN switch and VelloOS with NX5000 OpenFlow controller in booth 404 at the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, California, April 15-17, 2013.

About Centec Networks

Centec Networks is a technology leader providing high-speed carrier-grade IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced ODM/OEM system solutions. Since 2005, Centec has delivered a series of silicon and system products, covering a wide range of carrier access and aggregation market. Centec's cutting-edge silicon products and system solutions enable telecom/network equipment vendors to build complete product portfolios with dramatically reduced development costs and rapidly improved time-to-market.
For more information, please visit www.centecnetworks.com.

About Vello Systems

Vello Systems’ software defined architecture allows the network to act as a dynamic pool of resources for ever-changing application requirements to speed deployment and increase agility. Vello Systems eliminates the complexity of connecting storage and compute systems to improve overall IT performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Vello’s open networking solutions, with standard programmatic interfaces, integrate seamlessly into leading IT solutions. The Vello family of products is built around the VellOS operating environment and OpenFlow enabled hardware from an ecosystem of partners. Vello’s solutions have been deployed with blue chip Fortune 500 customers in mission-critical environments. For more information contact www.vellosystems.com.

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