Operating in a software-defined world
Unlike many vendors whose expertise is only in the control plane or only in the data plane, Allot solutions have always operated in both control and data planes of the network, and we have years of experience in integrating these two worlds to control service delivery and assure application performance.
As network functions are virtualized, they must be able to work seamlessly with physical network functions that are still in place. Likewise, as operators save money on hardware and operational costs, they must be able to harness the benefits of virtualization to make it easier to monitor, analyze, control, and charge for network services. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is another milestone on that path, and Allot products are evolving in step with the standards to operate in a software-defined world.
SDN needs application awareness
Software-defined networking requires highly granular visibility of application and user transactions in order to manage traffic that is shifting dynamically between applications on physical servers and virtual machines in the data center and in the cloud. This is especially true for Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) where central provisioning and control decisions must be propagated across multiple, geographically dispersed data centers. The multi-dimensional and granular visibility provided by Allot enables control plane software to make real-time decisions and to meet dynamic service delivery and consistency requirements.