Lumina Networks Enters SDN Market with Brocade's SDN Controller

Lumina Networks Enters SDN Market with Brocade's SDN Controller Image Credit: Lumina Networks

Lumina Networks announced its entry in the software-defined networking (SDN) market through its acquisition of assets associated with the SDN Controller product family from Brocade Communications Systems.

Along with a leading SDN Controller solution, powered by OpenDaylight, Lumina brings a talented team of network software engineers and existing customer engagements with some of the world’s largest service providers.

Offering the SDN Controller, applications and Network Development (NetDev) Services, Lumina is the catalyst that brings open software networking out of the lab and into production networks.

Transitioning to software-based networks can dramatically lower capital and operational costs while transforming network functionality and customer experience. Yet, the complexity of the transition from hardware to software, along with the crucial requirement of independence from vendors, has made it difficult for service providers to move beyond lab trials and into production environments. 

Using OpenDaylight as its preferred open source controller, Lumina enables service providers to directly control their SDN implementations while providing the flexibility to develop their own solutions through their choice of vendors thus eliminating lock-in. To ensure 100 percent compatibility with OpenDaylight’s code base, Lumina contributes enhancements made to its SDN Controller back to the open source community.

Andrew Coward, CEO, Lumina Networks
We started Lumina Networks to ensure providers can use open source in critical use cases. But just delivering technology is not enough. Our customers are doing the implementation with us, so they can learn and acquire the skills, tools and practices needed to develop and manage the platforms we jointly deploy.

Ray Mota, CEO and Principal Analyst, ACG Research 
By embracing openness and layering innovation, Lumina can claim a distinct differentiation in the SDN market. With a leading SDN Controller, an experienced team of software engineers and a roster of large service providers as customers, Lumina will help network operators expand their use of SDN so they can save time and money.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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