Networks are built using switches, routers, and other devices in a distributed fashion to scale and provide reliability. In this distributed environment, it has become more complex to provide new end-to-end services and applications in a seamless and cost-effective manner. To address the simultaneous needs for security, virtualization, manageability, mobility and agility in today’s networks — the concept of software-defined networks are gaining attention as a viable solution. The provisioning of new services and the reliable application delivery in a dynamic IT infrastructure can be achieved with such an architecture. Extreme Networks Data Center Connect integration service — it is a professional service delivered through a combination of middleware and integration services that interact with the OneFabric Control Center from Extreme Networks. It provides APIs to integrate OneFabric Control Center with other IT solutions, management systems and databases, MDM solutions, NG Firewalls, web filtering solutions etc.
Extreme Networks Data Center Connect provides automation and control — device identification and location tracking, reporting back to other IT systems and automatically assign policies managed by IT systems inside or outside the network management domain. It provides deep integration with the customers‘ existing IT and management systems and leads to improved processes, decreased troubleshooting times, and lower OPEX. The Service is the next logical step in the evolution for Extreme Networks Data Center Connect Control Center. Data Center Manager manages virtual data centers, OneFabric Control Center manages devices and users at the access layer. The value of SDN in the enterprise lies specifically in the ability to provide network virtualization and automation of configuration across the entire network/fabric so new services and endsystems can be deployed rapidly and operational cost can be minimized.
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The security appliance market has evolved rapidly in the last years developing new solutions that integrate the user identity in the security decisions. The new security appliances usually provide features like user-based content security rules, application level visibility into the traffic, and advanced filtering engines up to Layer-7. With Extreme Networks Data Center Connect If threats are detected by the NGFW, users at the LAN/Campus Edge or in the data center can be automatically quarantined to contain threats. These features may become important for enterprises in specific verticals like government or healthcare that require a more strict management of their security and fine-grained security rules that better adapt to the BYOD environment. Sitting at the core of the BYOD environment, Mobile IAM can provide invaluable information to these appliances and allow the full development of their capabilities by adding user and location information.
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What then are the real technical challenges and costs to your network deployment brought on by BYOD? A sudden influx of new and types and numbers of devices, a mix of operating systems, the immediate demand of personal and enterprise apps, and the increase usage of video, voice and data over the air and on the wire will have a dramatic impact on the security, bandwidth, access control and end-user experience for all of your trusted users and guests. The Mobile Identity and Access Management (Mobile IAM) solution delivers a uniquely comprehensive approach for deploying and managing the world of BYOD and the mobile Extreme Networks Data Center Connect — with this SDN integration, the solution can be extended to include an ecosystem of systems to provide granular visibility and enforcement of network policies as it is done for unmanaged devices in a BYOD environment as well.
Unified Management And Automated Provisioning
Coordinates the automated assignment of virtual machines (VMs) within both the virtual and physical network fabrics. The use of granular policies, combined with Extreme flow-based switching, helps users realize the goals of high availability and reliable delivery. Data Center Connect establishes network profiles for physical and virtual machines and distributes them within the network fabric, as well as coordinates the profile assignment of virtual machines to ensure consistent delivery of services regardless of the physical location of the VM. DCM also ensures that when network configurations are made, communication between the network and virtual switch (vSwitch) is greatly improved and configuration mismatches are eliminated. Data Center Connect provides real-time VM asset monitoring and historical location tracking within ExtremeManagement, our network management solution.
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