Network virtualization developer ADARA Networks has announced the latest iteration of its ADARA Sirius Series virtual and physical networking platform. The upgrade offers a re-engineered platform with a new implementation of dynamic link state protocol (DLSP). In addition, Sirius has been re-engineered with an advanced admission control.
Sirius has been re-engineered to run as a network hypervisor, able to abstract and manage network physical properties. Sirius now provides the functionality of as a network operating system. Full domestic and international patent protection have been enabled.
“Sirius abstracts the physical properties of the network, forwarding, state, configuration, any property, and manages in a fully distributed, logically centralized or centralized manner,” says ADARA chairman and CEO Eric Johnson. “Sirius is a full production-ready platform for the virtual networking needs of every SMB of every industry and every service provider. This re-engineered Sirius platform offers solutions to what the market wants and needs.”
ADARA Sirius is available as a standalone product, or as part of the ADARA Constellation Series. ADARA Mercury on x86 platforms enables virtual machining for computation and networking directly upon the Mercury platform. It’s unavailable in legacy network routers, switches, load balancers and middleware boxes.
ADARA Sirius Series are able to operate both in the control plane and the data plane. Sirius is available in two form factors:
- Software only for a virtualized software solution.
- Software on either purpose- built or third-party COTS appliances (x86 or MIPS).
Sirius virtualizes networks, utilizing virtual interfaces and creating the ADARA Dynamic Virtual Overlay Network (VON above the physical network, with all the properties of the physical network. Sirius can operate within or across domains, dynamically with visibility into services.
Sirius is also able to operate in physical networks, utilizing DLSP across physical interfaces and featuring networking software.