NoviFlow launches NoviWare FlowShaper

NoviFlow Inc., a vendor of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching and routing solutions, has released FlowShaper, an optional feature enhancement of NoviWare, its Network Operating Software (NOS) for high-performance fully programmable forwarding planes, the company said.

NoviWare FlowShaper leverages the Traffic Management and Hierarchical Quality-of-Service (H-QoS) capabilities of the same network processors already deployed around the world in chassis-based edge routers.

The difference is that NoviFlow packages this awesome capability in a 1U enclosure, making NoviSwitches the ideal platform for implementing QoS-based services at a fraction of the price of conventional solutions.

The gateway solution combines the separation of control and data planes of Software Defined Networks (SDN) with the resource optimization of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), turning BNG/BRAS functionality into on-demand services and enabling user self-provisioning. Combining this cloud-based BNG/BRAS solution with FlowShaper expands possibilities and lowers the costs for advanced functions such as resource pooling, link optimization, dynamically reactive Quality of Service (QoS), network resilience and business continuity.

NoviFlow´s NoviWare provides the industry´s broadest support of the OpenFlow specification, including all OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4 actions, instructions and match fields, and key OpenFlow 1.5 features. NoviFlow´s NoviSwitch line of high-performance fully programmable match-action forwarding planes leverage NoviWare and the advanced packet handling capabilities of network processors to significantly boost throughput, offer enhanced filtering options at line rates of 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 40Gbps and 100 Gbps, and support up to 16 million simultaneous flows.

The NoviSwitch/NoviWare architecture simultaneously supports in a single device multiple network services such as switching, routing, service chaining, firewalling, load balancing, and software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN), among others.

NoviFlow Inc. provides high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions to network carriers, data center operators and enterprises seeking greater control, security and flexibility over their networks. NoviFlow has offices in Montreal, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.