Tail-f Delivers OpenStack Functionality for Multi-Vendor Networks

      Tail-f Delivers OpenStack Functionality for Multi-Vendor Networks

  PR Newswire

  STOCKHOLM, Oct. 24, 2013

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tail-f Systems , a leading provider
of network service programmability solutions for traditional and
Software-Defined Networks (SDN), today announced its NCS plugin for OpenStack
that allows organizations to automatically provision a multi-vendor network in
response to OpenStack Cloud Network configuration changes. Current OpenStack
plugins are constrained to single-vendors and restrain the cloud provider from
using multi-vendor environments. Tail-f's NCS plugin allows OpenStack
networking to simultaneously utilize the variety of layer 2 networking
technologies found in complex real-world data centers.

Read a more detailed blog post: Multi-Vendor Network Provisioning and

"We leverage OpenStack to help control large pools of compute, storage and
networking resources in our TeraStream Infrastructure Cloud," said Axel
Clauberg, VP Aggregation, Transport, IP (CTO-ATI) & Fixed Access (CTO-FIA),
Deutsche Telekom. "Support for multi-vendor networking in these clouds is an
important requirement for us. Tail-f now provides the first multi-vendor
networking solution for Openstack, which is key for us."

The analyst firm 451 Group forecasts that revenue for the OpenStack service
provider market will jump to $1.22 billion in 2016 from $483.5 million in
2013. OpenStack is attracting more support across the technology industry and
will tie directly to service provider implementations of NFV.

"Building a universal control plane for multi-vendor infrastructure
environments is the original vision behind OpenStack and is what we aim to
provide to our customers," said Boris Renski, Co-Founder and CMO at Mirantis.
"Support for multi-vendor networking is something we've seen customers ask for
and are delighted to see vendors like Tail-f tackle this problem"

NCS OpenStack Plugin: The NCS OpenStack plugin contains a complete service
model of the OpenStack Neutron topology as well as models for the underlying
network topologies such as VLAN, GRE, VXLAN. NCS transforms generic request
from OpenStack into device-specific configuration changes that are deployed to
the network with transactional guarantees. The plugin is built using the new
Modular Layer 2 (ml2) plugin architecture of OpenStack.

"Many service provider customers are using OpenStack in SDN/NFV projects,"
said Hakan Millroth, CTO of Tail-f Systems. "Support for multi-vendor
networking is an important requirement in these projects."

Availability The NCS OpenStack plugin is available in the Havanna release of

Additional Resources:

  *NCS Product Page and Demo
  *OpenStack Plugin Data Sheet
  *Blog Post: Multi-Vendor Network Provisioning and OpenStack

About Tail-f Systems Tail-f Systems is a leading provider of network service
programmability solutions for traditional and software-defined networks (SDN).
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tail-f is a Red Herring Top 100 company, a
Stratecast Global OSS/BSS 10 to Watch Company, and a Pipeline Network
Innovations Award Finalist. www.tail-f.com .

Website: http://www.tail-f.com
Contact: Renee Strömberg, Tail-f Systems, +46-72-245-7226, renee@tail-f.com,
or Holly Hagerman, Connect Public Relations, +1-801-373-7888,
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