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Accelerating Enterprise’s Effectiveness – Automating IT Services Without Increasing Cost

December 11, 2013 — by Travis Volk0

Yesterday morning, Alcatel-Lucent unveiled new software defined networking (SDN) technologies for the OmniSwitch Ethernet LAN portfolio of its Enterprise division that will help companies meet the increasing demands of employees and customers to use the applications they want, when and where they want to use them.

The natural intersection between Network and Application Orchestration allows customers to realize superior value in network services and end to end traffic management.  The ability to automate all aspects of IT services while aligning to business goals without increase in cost is accelerating Enterprise’s effectiveness in the market.  Alcatel-Lucent announces OpenFlow support and OpenStack integration with Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch tackling the provisioning and automation of critical end to end services enabling workforce mobility, application fluency and security, ensuring quality of experience while containing cost.

Radware and Alcatel-Lucent have proven a best of breed use case that employs Radware’s DefensePro Attack Mitigation System to characterize users, attacks and real-time signatures that are exported for line rate mitigation in the OmniSwtch via RestAPI.  As a Cyber security defense leader Radware is proving over and over that via SDN, network and application orchestration, complete application lifecycles can be automated, optimized and metered, resulting in better services at lower cost.

Radware goes further to give back to OpenSource communities like OpenDaylight and OpenStack making “DDoS for All” and “LB-as-a-Service” a reality for everyone.  Offering native applications easily expanded into large scale commercial services offers Radware an opportunity to lead markets with important partners like Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, IBM and more.

Travis Volk

Travis Volk is the Technical Vice President of Global Business Development and Carrier Sales for Radware. Before joining our team in 2004, he served as a lead architect at AT&T for companies like Washington Mutual Bank, General Motors, American Express, Siemens and Sun Microsystems. An award-winning architect and thought leader, Travis has been architecting and deploying global systems with advanced services for the last fifteen years. He has been directly involved in first to market campaigns for VOD, IP Advertising, Social Media, IMS, CDNs, Cloud Services, LTE, SDN, NFV for the largest Service Providers globally. Working collaborative designs with customers and partners, Travis has been leading the process to develop, harden, and commercialize next-generation services and products ranging from virtualized core applications (Cloud Data Center) to personalized gateway services (Mobile Edge). Travis has expertise in both Wireline and Wireless systems for end-to-end content and application delivery, performance and security.

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