Pacnet Selects Vello Systems' VellOS(TM) Application-Aware Software Platform to Offer the First Pan-Asia NaaS Architecture to

Pacnet Selects Vello Systems' VellOS(TM) Application-Aware Software Platform to 
Offer the First Pan-Asia NaaS Architecture to Carriers
and Enterprises 
First Truly Open NaaS Platform to Provide Customers With Tiered SLAs
Offering Unprecedented Automated Service Initiation, Reconfiguration
and Monitoring Options 
HONG KONG, CHINA and MENLO PARK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 -- 
Pacnet, a leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to
major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises
and government entities in the Asia-Pacific, and Vello Systems, a
leading provider of open solutions that align applications with IT
resources, today introduced at the Open Stack Summit in Hong Kong the
Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN). PEN is the first Pan-Asia
Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform leveraging Vello's Connectivity
Exchange(TM) application based on the VellOS(TM) 7.0 Linux software
platform.  
Working in partnership with Mirantis, the leading pure-play OpenStack
company, Vello has developed an open, innovative dynamic network
platform which Pacnet has extended to provide carrier and large
enterprises with the ability to provision network bandwidth on-demand
exactly when and where they need it. VellOS Connectivity Exchange
also provides Pacnet with industry-first "intelligent
overprovisioning," meaning that the expensive WAN links between
countries and data centers are always fully utilized and monetized
via software control of data flows associated with tiered SLAs. 
"We are very impressed by the advanced business connectivity
capabilities, such as highly-granular service level agreements,
enabled by the VellOS platform," said Jon Vestal, VP of Product
Architecture, Pacnet. "PEN, leveraging our wholly-owned network of
data centers and subsea cable network, delivers scalable bandwidth
and software-enabled intelligence, allowing customers to dynamically
provision bandwidth in minutes through an OpenFlow based software
controller. With the introduction of PEN, we are at the forefront of
industry efforts to meet the networking challenges prompted by the
growth of cloud computing." 
These tiered SLAs are made possible by a number of innovative
Connectivity Exchange features, including on-demand provisioning,
just-in-time provisioning, bandwidth calendaring, and automatic path
recalculation and failover. 
For example, Pacnet customers can provision links between remote data
centers through a self-service portal and Application Programming
Interface (API). When there is a need to move workloads across data
centers they can dynamically request higher bandwidth (and pay a
premium) only during this period and automatically revert to the
original settings. If there is any failure on the links or at the
data center, VellOS Connectivity Exchange will automatically
recalculate an alternate path while maintaining SLA compliance. 
PEN will be available in 10 data centers in Australia, Hong Kong,
Japan and Singapore at launch in Q1 2014, followed by the US and
China by first half of 2014, and eventually expand to all its
interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific
region.  
"What we've achieved at Pacnet is a signal example of the significant
economic and operational benefits that truly open systems can
deliver," said Karl May, Chief Executive Officer, Vello Systems. "The
Pacnet PEN offering based on the VellOS Connectivity Exchange
application represents what can be achieved in an application and
environment-aware network that can adapt dynamically to changing
resource requirements of critical business applications." 
VellOS provides an automatic network discovery and fine-grained
visibility, giving customers a graphical view of all the elements in
the network that it has control over. Administrators use application
policies to automatically set up the paths between end points
(servers, apps, storage or end customers), defining quickly and
easily which endpoints can talk to which other endpoints and with
what SLAs across distributed sites. This process is quick, simple to
accomplish and makes light work of an otherwise time consuming and
error-prone manual task.  
VellOS' integrated Connectivity Exchange application allows
PEN-enabled data centers to achieve superior utilization levels from
its existing network links (both LAN and WAN). Today's need to over
provision links between data centers occurs because administrators
simply do not have the level of control that they need. The VellOS
Connectivity Exchange gives network administrators the ability to
define how much bandwidth a particular application should be
provisioned with through the network. 
About Vello Systems
 Vello Systems' unique application infrastructure
software re-imagines how IT operational teams view and control the
underlying networks used to implement business-critical services that
run on top of them. By removing existing dependencies on the glacial
R&D cycles of legacy networking hardware and replacing them with a
proven cost-effective, open, standards-based software architecture,
business agility, reliability and competitive advantage are all
significantly enhanced by Vello across the entire IT estate. Vello's
software solutions are built around the company's VellOS Linux
distribution network operating system and integrate easily with
leading IT solutions from companies such as EMC and Splunk. Vello
also fully supports all validated third-party hardware and software
ecosystem components that are part of a VellOS deployment. Vello
solutions have been deployed with Fortune 500-class customers in
mission-critical environments worldwide. For more information contact
www.vellosystems.com. 
About Pacnet
 Pacnet is Asia-Pacific's leading provider of managed
data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers,
large multinational enterprises and government entities in the
Asia-Pacific region. Ownership of the region's most extensive
high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber
and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in
the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major
business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the
United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network
and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in
the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide
including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong
and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific
region and North America. For more information, please visit:
www.pacnet.com. 
About Mirantis
 Mirantis is the number one pure-play OpenStack
company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and
support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis
than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack
at scale. Among the top five companies worldwide in contributing open
source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy
some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as AT&T, Cisco
WebEx, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Red Hat,
Sprint and Verizon. Mirantis is venture-backed by Intel, Dell, Red
Hat and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visit
www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.  
Vello Systems Media Contacts: 
Mike Newsom (U.S. / N.A.)
+1 (617) 803-5385
mike@louvanpr.com 
Constantine Theodoropulos (U.S. / N.A.)
+1 (617) 816-4637
constantine@basepairgroup.com 
James Ash (UK/Europe)
Liberty Communications
+44 (0) 207 751 4444
jash@libertycomms.com 
Pacnet Media Contact: 
Annie Ho 
Pacnet 
+852 2121 2728
annie.ho@pacnet.com 
Mirantis Media Contact: 
Yotam Levy
FLAK 42 
+ 650-319-8604 ext. 102 
yotam@flak42.com 
 
 
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