Samsung Expands Its Lineup of SDN Solutions
Samsung’s latest Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions to power private 5G networks, bringing greater flexibility through centralized management and end-to-end automation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced it is expanding its portfolio of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions with new capabilities designed to help mobile operators and enterprises manage networks more easily. Samsung’s SDN portfolio already supports data center operations. With expanded capabilities, Samsung’s new SDN solutions will power enterprises in various sectors, including education, retail and energy. This full lineup of SDN will also support mobile access (xHaul), which refers to fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul transport networks.
SDN is a network architecture approach that enables the network to be centrally and intelligently controlled using software solutions. This centralized approach will offer greater automation and programmability in the entire network from access to the core, increasing operational efficiency. With architectural shift from a hardware-based deployment to software-centric network design, SDN is highly secure, scalable and adaptable, especially helpful in advancing private networks.
Samsung’s SDN portfolio covers all layers of the SDN architecture including controllers, orchestrators, switches and routers. Key benefits of Samsung’s SDN include:
- “SDN In-a-Box”: Samsung’s SDN solution can serve multiple purposes in a single box, including data center SDN, enterprise SDN and mobile access (xHaul) SDN.
- User-Friendly: This SDN delivers a user-friendly, award-winning 3D-based UX design. With high accessibility and usability, this solution provides a simplified view of an end-to-end network, enabling more unified and consistent management.
- Openness: The company’s cloud-native, open source-based SDN solutions can integrate seamlessly with third-party switches and routers. Samsung’s SDN is based on the Open Network Operating System (ONOS), supporting various types of open interfaces to enable multi-vendor interoperability.
- End-to-End Network Slicing: SDN technology can automate network slicing end-to-end, which will help fulfill service-level agreement (SLA) requirements, even at the transport level.