Serro open sources new SDN framework

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Serro Solutions unveiled an open source software-defined networking framework that uses APIs to connect network and monitoring tools to create a single place for unifying policies across the WAN, data centers network and storage systems.

Dubbed AuSM (pronounced "awesome"), the framework was designed to integrate multiple network components into a single interface in the hopes of reducing the time and resources needed to roll out an SDN deployment.

According to Serro, AuSM is capable of improving network performance, increasing uptime, lowering costs, ensuring greater flexibility and improving the user experience. It was designed to enable fast writing of business policies that then span across the entire network infrastructure – from headquarters to the data center to branch offices over the WAN.

When deployed, AuSM is embedded in the network, noted Ed Lombera, vice president of engineering at Serro Solutions, in a statement.

"We've put quite a bit of development into this tool, continuously improving with each deployment," Lombera said, noting deployments of AuSM prior to the launch of it as an open source offering. "Now we encourage companies to utilize this tool to help manage their network, and maximize the full benefits of SDN. Support and customization services are available for those that need assistance or swift deployments."

AuSM joins the growing number of open source SDN projects, which already includes the OpenDaylight Project, OPNFV, the Open Compute Project and ONOS.

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