Ampliphae and Iricent Form Partnership to Leverage Advances in Software Defined Networking and Artificial Intelligence

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 2017 – Ampliphae, a Belfast-based technology company specialising in cloud network analytics and control, and Iricent, a Dublin-based provider of SDN and NFV-based open networking solutions, applications and services, have announced a partnership aimed at helping Service Providers exploit advances in Software Defined Networking and network-based Artificial Intelligence. The partnership will enable Service Providers to offer new value-added capabilities to their Enterprise customers, enabling them to assert control of their application delivery infrastructure as they move business-critical applications to the cloud. Research firm IDC predicts that by 2018, 36% of the global enterprise application market will be cloud-based, presenting IT managers with unprecedented challenges in managing and controlling the new enterprise application infrastructure. The wide area network is becoming ever-more critical in delivering cloud applications to end users, with the same high levels of performance, availability and security as on-premise applications. From an Enterprise perspective, however, traditional networking services remain too complex, costly and inflexible to effectively support their transition to a cloud-first application delivery model. The Ampliphae/Iricent partnership addresses these challenges by combining the strengths of both companies, creating a compelling offering for Service Providers to give their Enterprise customers deeper insights and more control of cloud adoption across their businesses. Ampliphae uses advanced statistical analysis of network traffic flows, combined with machine learning techniques, to identify, classify and profile all of the cloud applications being used across the Enterprise. Iricent’s OpenDaylight-based SDN solution, APNOS, then uses this information, combined with other network traffic identification techniques, to automate the process of network resource allocation with application-level granularity, ensuring that business-critical cloud services are...

Iricent joins the ADVA Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem

We are very excited to join the Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem, the most comprehensive NFV portfolio in the market today. Ensemble Orchestrator is a key component of our MANO as a Service (MaaS) offering which enables customers to accelerate the adoption of NFV by removing operational and technology barriers that sometimes exist. To learn more about MaaS, visit us at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Hall 7 Stand 7F70 from Feb 27th-Mar 2nd 2017 or contact us at info@iricent.com To read the press release from ADVA, visit the link here....

Introducing APNOS at SDN World Congress

Having attended the SDN & OpenFlow World Congresses in 2014 and 2015 in Dusseldorf as a visitor, we are delighted to be back, in The Hague this year, as an exhibitor. The Iricent journey as a company founded two years ago, (just in time for SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in 2014) mirrors in many respects the industry developments that are showcased at the congress over recent years. As SDN & NFV move from concepts, use cases and proof of concepts to hardened reality in the form of market ready products and services, we have been on a parallel path. Today at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2016 we have launched our first commercial product: APNOS. Iricent APNOS is an OpenDaylight based application which enables end user enterprises to take advantage of cloud based feature rich networking functionality including network access control, prioritisation and optimisation without having to care about the complexity of the underlying technology or the costs of pre-SDN / NFV solutions. We are especially proud to have achieved the “Powered by OpenDaylight” registration for APNOS.  The “Powered by OpenDaylight ” trademark extends an OpenDaylight Project “seal of approval” to products built on the OpenDaylight platform by maintaining technical standards and by setting expectations for user experience across OpenDaylight-based products. If you’re attending SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2016 we’d be delighted to have you drop by for a chat  – we’re upstairs – Booth...

Iricent at Intel Network Builders Summit in Madrid.

Recently we had the opportunity to join Intel’s network builders program. The program is designed to foster eco-system engagement and technical enablement with a view to accelerating the adoption of NFV and SDN based solutions. As a forum, it’s right up our street and we expect to both contribute and collaborate with many of the participating members as the software networking market evolves. Shortly after joining and during the recent summit in Madrid, we were invited to speak about our motivation for creating a Software Networking focused company and what we think the opportunities are likely to be for network virtualisation including the potential for innovative business models such as our own MANO as a Service proposition and the importance of a collaborative eco-system to this market. To find out more, you can listen to the short interview I gave as part of the Intel Chip Chat series above or follow the Soundcloud link for more. As always, if you have any queries or comments, then feel free to contact us. https://soundcloud.com/intelchipchat-networkinsights/iricent...