North-Bound API for Data Center Networking Solution

Project Overview

The project included integration of customer’s legacy Networking equipment product family with innovative SDN technologies, to radically decrease O&M costs, increase performance, and provide advanced data center Network management.


Customer Profile

Leading manufacturer of high performance network equipment and ASICs

Challenges Challenges

  • Development of large-scale product with highly complex system architecture
  • Need to enable support for multiple hardware platforms (product family).

Technical Highlights Technical Highlights

  • Implemented SDN controller compatibility
  • Enabled multiple virtual switch operation modes
  • Developed a XMLRPC-based custom North-Bound API
  • Enabled automated template-based code generation, proving change control and API data model consistency.

Business Value

  • Reduced software engineering cost via successful implementation of single software platform for several customer-specific products
  • Implemented flexible and easy-to-maintain North-Bound API, thus minimizing O&M effort and complexity
  • Enabled backward compatibility via implementation of traditional management interfaces (SNMP, CLI, netconf, WebUI, Chassis and Rack management).