Fiber Mountain Introduces Industry’s First Data Center Orchestration System for Simultaneous Management of Software Defined Networking and Software Defined Physical Layer
Incumbent, White Box, Glass Core – What will you choose for your next data center upgrade?
Las Vegas, Nevada – April 27, 2015 – Fiber Mountain, Inc.,
the Glass Core Company and provider of transformative software defined networking (SDN) solutions for enterprise and hyperscale data centers, today announced its Alpine Orchestration System (AOS) Release 2.0. This is the industry’s first centralized orchestration system that is able to manage physical and logical resources in data center networks.
AOS is a key element of Fiber Mountain’s award-winning Glass Core architecture which delivers a simpler network, immensely scalable, completely software controlled. This architecture features fewer network switches, and creates a breakthrough network operating environment with an optimized layer 2 data plane and lower OPEX.
AOS eliminates complexities and restrictions of protocols such as spanning tree, and yet allows multiple 10, 40 and 100 Gbps connections between two devices without bundling links. AOS enhances network configuration and packet handling through new functionality such as expanded MC-LAG, simplified multicast, VLAN and numerous other features.
“CIOs and network managers have choices when planning an expansion or upgrade to their switch infrastructure,” said Fiber Mountain CEO M. H. Raza. “Those choices have been their incumbent vendor or white box options. Glass Core has to be considered in this decision process.”
AOS establishes, optimizes and controls packet flow across the entire data center network and, at the same time, is capable of dynamically changing fiber optic connectivity between data center devices via software.
Fiber Mountain’s software defined physical layer is referred to as Connectivity Virtualization, and is able to provide direct fiber optic cable connection between any two ports in the data center. Connectivity Virtualization technology can also change connection speeds between ports for 10, 40 and 100 Gbps transmission without human hands involved or without any cable changes.
AOS plans to provide a northbound API making integration possible with other orchestration systems such as OpenStack.
About Fiber Mountain
Fiber Mountain, Inc., the Glass Core Company, transforms network infrastructure of today’s increasingly complex and bandwidth-hungry, hyperscale data centers through its Alpine Orchestration System, Optical Edge Switch and Connectivity Virtualization solutions. These software-defined solutions bring new levels of intelligence to the network through direct packet delivery and software-controlled configuration and seamless, high-speed connectivity management between switches, routers, servers and storage devices. From the rack to the core, Fiber Mountain dramatically increases network speed and efficiency and significantly reduces traditional data center expansion and operation costs. For more information, please visit www.fibermountain.com.