Pre-configured hardware and solution set ideal design to get SDN labs
up and operational in less than one hour
A CD loaded with the following software:
Ryu, an open-source network controller developed by NTT Labs
A programmable network tap based on SDN technology
Open-source network intrusion prevention and detection system
developed by SNORT
One pre-configured Pica8 open switch including PicOS, its open switch
operating system. PicOS runs standards-based Layer-2/Layer-3 protocols
with industry-leading OpenFlow 1.3 / Open-vSwitch (OVS) v1.10
integration, securing the building blocks for their transition to SDN.
A quick start guide with the 10 simple steps needed to configure a
test bed and then start sampling network traffic.
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Pica8, Inc., the leader in open systems for software defined networking
(SDN), today announced the availability of the Pica8 SDN Starter Kit.
This is in response to a Pica8 survey that shows that enterprises want
to trial SDN, but want a complete solution that doesn’t take months to
implement (view the infographic).
According to the survey of 100 IT professionals, service providers need
help pulling SDN pieces together, while enterprises demand an open
solution that is easy to deploy.
Designed for organizations that want their SDN labs operational without
spending significant time testing and procuring equipment, Pica8 now
offers a fully configured “out-of-the box” kit that includes:
“While the data center market grows more receptive to the benefits of
SDN, it is equally weary of vendor lock-in and unsure as to how to begin
the process of developing SDN network infrastructure while maintaining
or improving visibility via network taps for performance and security
monitoring,” says Mike Fratto, Senior Analyst with Current Analysis.
“Early on, Pica8 recognized the disconnect and is working to bridge this
divide in hopes of accelerating SDN adoption.”
“SDN has captured the attention of data centers managers but they remain
unsure how to best start the deployment process without disrupting
existing operations,” says Chris Becerra, President, Terrapin Systems.
“We expect the Pica8 SDN Starter Kit to help take the guesswork out of
how to best initiate an SDN infrastructure.”
“As an integrator, much of our value is to help our customers find the
best solution for their needs—regardless of vendor—and get them up and
operational as soon as possible,” says Mike Fay, Vice President of
Sales, Colfax International. “The power of the new SDN Starter Kit is
that Pica8 has amassed the best open source software tools along with
their open switch to ensure customers flexibility, yet enable them to
hit the ground running with a fully functioning solution in literally
The SDK starter kit starts at $8,895. (US) and is generally available
January 20, 2013. Product details are available now here.
About Pica8, Inc.
Since 2009, Pica8 has been transforming the data center by providing the
world’s first open switching system, which can be personalized to fit
any application environment. A pioneer in the software-defined
networking (SDN) revolution, Pica8’s PicOS™, its externally programmable
switching operating system runs on commodity, bare-metal switches made
by ODM partners to provide the ultimate in cost savings. In a single
package, costs are slashed and customization for the data center becomes
a promise fulfilled. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo
Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com.
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Source: Pica8, Inc.