Avni, a Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup by ex-Cisco and Juniper executives, has joined HP's SDN Ecosystem to enhance its Software Defined Cloud (SDC) platform with the integration of HP networking technologies. Avia's SDC platform automates the deployment of applications to private, public or hybrid clouds. In combination with HP's open SDN controller, the Avni SDC platform allows IT Operations and DevOps personnel to rapidly and seamlessly move existing multi-tier apps and workloads to the cloud for greater efficiency.
According to Avni, its solution combines SDN and cloud technologies to create a true application-centric SDN, providing application policies, traffic management, security, acceleration and optimal use of network layers 2/3.
Rohini Kasturi, founder and CEO of Avni
Porting complex, multi-tier apps and services to the cloud can present massive roadblocks, and yet the promise of benefits such as reduced infrastructure costs, ease of management, and predictable subscription-based pricing compel companies to embark on risky cloud-migration projects with unpredictable returns. Avni's goal was to join with HP to help organizations eliminate those risks, using these technologies in tandem with policy automation, to deliver the elasticity, high availability and capacity on demand that SDN can offer.
Michael Zhu, Senior Director, Global Solutions and Alliances, HP Networking
We believe that SDN needs an open, inclusive ecosystem to meet the needs of users and applications; and many are already working on applications or services that will build upon the foundation provided by HP Networking's open SDN platform. With its launch of the Avni 2.0 Software Defined Cloud, Avni demonstrated that apps could move fluidly across the corporate network and cloud in response to the ever-changing needs of users.