Lanner Collaborates with Brain4Net to Offer the World’s First ONF Certified OpenFlow Switch

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Taipei, Taiwan – Aug 1st, 2017 –Lanner Electronics, Inc (TAIEX 6245), a global leader in SDN/NFV ready hardware solutions, is partnering with Brain4Net, an innovative SDN/NFV solution vendor and ONF member, to launch ONF-certified network appliances, optimized by B4N SwitchOS. The network appliances by Lanner in this collaboration has successfully completed the certification process under OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), and received the OpenFlow Version 1.3.4 Switch Conformance Test Report. Lanner’s participating x86-based appliances FW-8894 and NCA-5510, along with B4N SwitchOS have become the world’s first* OpenFlow switches that have passed extensive rounds of testing and able to guarantee the highest level of product conformance with OpenFlow specifications as well as the ecosystem-readiness deployment.

Lanner SDN/NFV-ready Appliances

Lanner FW-8894 and NCA-5510 are the selected x86 platforms for OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program. The two 1U high performance network appliances are driven by Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 processor family, DDR4 2400MHz memory and redundant power/cooling fan design. Both appliances are scalable through 4 NIC module slots, supporting 100G/40G/25G/10G Fiber/Copper configurations along with advanced LAN bypass function. The performance-oriented hardware design makes them the perfect appliances for the latest SDN/NFV applications such as virtual CPE, SD-WAN and SD-security.

Brain4Net’s B4N Switch OS

Brain4Net has developed B4N SwitchOS as an integral part of the B4N Service Platform, the flagship product of Company. B4N SwitchOS is a lightweight multi-platform Network OS which delivers high-performance packet processing capability in virtualized environments as well as on hardware appliances, including ASICs, NPUs, and x86 platforms. B4N SwitchOS helps customers enable feature-rich SDN networking by supporting the complete set of OpenFlow 1.3.4 features, flexible pipelines and value-added services beyond the industry specifications.

“As a result of a concentrated effort by Lanner, the Brain4Net R&D team and our partners from the UNH-IOL, Lanner x86 platform featuring B4N SwitchOS has become the world’s first OpenFlow switch by successfully passing more than 500 extensive tests in accordance

with OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program!,” said Oleg Schapov, CEO of Brain4Net. “The validated OpenFlow conformance guarantees that Lanner x86 network appliances with installed Network OS by Brain4Net will meet the technical requirements of an OpenFlow-based network. By combining service-oriented and converged network building approaches, vendor-independent network architecture, third-party validated performance and standards conformance, Brain4Net solutions provide quantifiable advantages to our clients from both technical and financial sides.”

* According to information at OpenNetworking website:

Lanner Electronics Inc (TAIEX 6245) is a world leading provider of design, engineering and manufacturing services for advanced and customizable SDN and NFV network computing appliances for system integrators, service providers and application developers. Lanner possesses a wide range of network appliances including vCPE gateways designed for SD-WAN and SD-Security, as well as NEBS-compliant, NFVi-ready platforms with multiple processors, network I/O blades, and high availability features.

About Brain4Net, Inc.

Brain4Net, Inc. is a leading next-generation networking solutions provider for cost-efficient, high-performance, agile, multi-vendor infrastructures adding value to Service Providers, Enterprises and Hyperscale Companies. While leveraging SDN/NFV advantages and core networking technology trends (such as Disaggregation, Telco Cloud, Network slicing, Distributed network services and mobile edge computing) the Company moves the industry forward to 5G and new networking era.

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