Recent analyst reports estimate the Carrier software-defined networking ( SDN) and network functions virtualization ( NFV) market will exceed $11 billion by 2018, with a growth rate of nearly 90% from today. While service provider network virtualization is still in developing stages, SDN and NFV will ultimately enable more agile, automated, and faster creation of revenue-generating services in carrier networks.

Anticipating these disruptive market trends, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of IC solutions to advance "Ethernet Everywhere" in Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things ( IoT) networks, announced availability of an open, full duplex machine-programmable application programming interface (API) - JSON/RPC - for its CEServices™ software. This is an essential tool for enabling open-source SDN controllers to program all essential functions in an automated, programmatic model. CEServices is a comprehensive, mature protocol stack for easy provisioning and management of Carrier Ethernet business services.

With the JSON/RPC machine-to-machine (M2M) protocol, CEServices eclipses the rudimentary forwarding behavior of low-level APIs like OpenFlow, and extends SDN controller programming capabilities to:
  • End-to-end service creation
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)

"Vitesse's turnkey CEServices software and Serval Carrier Ethernet switch engine have already been integrated into the popular OpenDaylight controller, and is in customer SDN/NFV trials with large service providers," said Uday Mudoi, vice president of product marketing at Vitesse. "We recognize the criticality of service agility in global networks and are committed to helping define open and standardized APIs as part of the MEF Third Network Initiative."

About Vitesse

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductors, application software, and integrated turnkey systems solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Access and Industrial-IoT Networking. Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and CEServices and Serval are trademarks of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.

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