BERLIN, GERMANY (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
The cloud management software of Berlin based company Zimory now also supports Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN allows customers to use the same Zimory software they use to manage virtual machines and storage to now control software switches. SDN architectures are extraordinarily flexible, which is especially practical in cloud environments. Zimory SDN integration improves support for networking components in virtualized infrastructures. Zimory Cloud Suite currently supports the Cisco Nexus 1000v switch as well as the integrated distributed virtual switch solution from VMware which runs inside the ESXi hypervisor. In the near future Zimory will also provide integration solutions using OpenFlow controllers and OpenvSwitch.
The virtualization of servers has become the standard in data centers in recent years and is an important basis for cloud computing. With software-based networking, however, the networking infrastructure can be managed programmatically through a central controller. Support for the Nexus100Kv switch was the logical starting point but growing support for the OpenFlow standard shows that integration with OpenvSwitch is the next logical step. Companies such as Cisco and VMware are already providing basic SDN components as are numerous hardware manufacturers.
"The benefits of a flexible data center get lost if the network is not flexible," Maximilian Ahrens, chief product officer of Zimory, says and further explains this strategic move by the software house. "Software Defined Network meets those necessary high standards of flexibility, scalability and performance. By integrating a SDN solution into our cloud suite we foster this development.”
Berlin based Zimory GmbH is a thought leader in Cloud Management since 2007. The company develops heterogeneous, independent IaaS cloud management software for private, public, hybrid and database clouds. Due to the proven security and carrier-grade quality Zimory is working with leading service providers, enterprises and governments. Zimory has offices in Erfurt, Germany and Minsk, Belarus. Visit http://www.zimory.com