Data center networking solutions help companies manage the information flowing between data centers and infrastructural assets. Software-defined data center networking solutions control data in transfer and the workloads of machines processing the information. Data center networking tools facilitate communication and information exchange between their connected components and both internal and external networks. Companies use these tools to create stable connections between data centers and their connected devices. They often integrate with Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions to better manage hardware components and optimize resource usage.
To qualify for inclusion in the Data Center Networking category, a product must:
VMware NSX for Horizon brings speed and simplicity to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) networking, with policies that dynamically follow virtual desktops. This joint solution delivers multi-layered defense from the data center to the desktop, built on an extensible platform that integrates with industry-leading third party security solutions.
The Aricent Software Defined Datacenter solution supports virtualized and software-defined network (SDN) functions, which allows for efficient use of hardware resources with the flexibility to provide demand-based network functions
Arista Networks has championed the guiding cloud principles of cloud leaders with network designs serving private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, enterprise and high-performance network use cases. These include the use of open APIs, cloud automation features, and self service provisioning and deployment – coupled with an open approach to network integration, customer programmability, and simplified standards-based deployment architectures.
Project Calico's mission is to provide an open pure L3 approach to virtual networking for highly scalable data centers that integrates seamlessly with could orchestration systems (such as OpenStack) to enable secure IP communication between virtual machines, containers, or bare metal workloads.
Cloudscaling is a provider of OpenStack-powered IaaS for private and hybrid cloud solutions. Our core product, Open Cloud System (OCS), provides an operating system to manage compute, storage and networking in the cloud. OCS is designed to support a new generation of cloud-based applications and provides the performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud services but is deployed in your data center under IT's control.
Cumulus Networks unlocks the network stack so you do not have to rely on proprietary vendors. Build a network based on your needs and your budget, and scale with ease using a web-scale architecture. Cumulus Linux is a powerful open network operating system that allows you to automate, customize and scale using web-scale principles like the world's largest data centers. It accelerates networking functions on over 50 switch models (1G, 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G) from 9 different OEMs with your choice of optics and two silicons. Cumulus Linux was built for automation, scalability and flexibility, allowing you to build a data center network that ideally suits your business needs.
H3C innovatively launches an integrated data center solution to meet the new challenges of IT development. By integrating networks, computation and management, the integrated data center solution genuinely enables high availability, high reliability, high performance, high scalability and high manageability of IT systems; and automated scheduling and adaptiveness of services
Gain efficiency and control, and deploy IT resources quickly for any workload through a single interface. HPE Synergy, a powerful software-defined solution, enables you to compose fluid pools of physical and virtual compute, storage, and fabric resources into any configuration for any application
The Network Orchestrator is a standard feature included with each Lenovo CNOS based ToR RackSwitch product. The RackSwitch operating system (CNOS) and Nutanix Prism have been engineered to work together to provide the following benefits to improve your data center networking efficiency
Juniper Unite Cloud, a framework designed to help your IT organization reduce risk, increase agility, lower TCO, and enhance the overall experience for your customers and employees. Juniper Unite Cloud enables an automated, autonomous network with coherent management.