By Sean Buckley
128 Technology has won a contract with NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation (NESIC), giving the emerging company an early customer proof point for its Secure Vector Routing (SVR) technology.
NESIC has deployed the 128T Networking Platform (128T) to interconnect four sites in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Myanmar.
The company will also offer 128T to its approximately 5,000 enterprise, telecom, and government customers worldwide to improve quality, security and reliability of their wide area networks (WANs).
Headquartered in Tokyo with 62 offices around the globe, NESIC provides integrated solutions and services covering all areas of information and communications technology – from planning and consultation to system design, system integration, and construction, as well as maintenance, operation, outsourcing, and business process outsourcing.
Michitaka Oono, general manager of the Global Carrier Division at NESIC, said in a release that the 128T platform was a better option than the array of other SD-WAN-related players.
“We evaluated emerging SD-WAN offerings, along with the 128T platform, and found that with 128T we can more simply and securely interconnect customer sites,” Oono said.
Andy Ory, co-founder and CEO of 128 Technology, told FierceTelecom that NESIC found that it could use 128’s technology to solve various problems for itself and its own customers.
“We were working with NEC who said we can use your technology to improve its data center interconnectivity and it’s not just connecting data centers, but also connecting various locations so SD-WAN was a use case they identified,” Ory said. “They implemented the technology and said we have 5,000 customers and we’d like to improve their network connectivity just like we did with ours.”
Ory added that while NESIC sees SD-WAN as an initial application, the 128T technology can be used to satisfy various applications.
“SD-WAN is the term they use,” Ory said. “We’re very careful to point out that SD-WAN multi-path routing is a use case and for all the SD-WAN players out there it’s also an architecture, but we think session stateful routing ought to be able to do a lot of things, including dealing with the routing issues.”
128T is based on Secure Vector Routing (SVR) technology, a new approach to networking that enables the vendor’s customers to build context-aware networks. According to the company, these networks can dynamically and securely stretch across network boundaries without relying on costly tunneling and overlay technologies. 128T addresses a broad spectrum of routing applications including the branch office, across the WAN, and within and between private and public clouds.
As a software-based technology, 128T can be deployed to either augment or replace existing network routing solutions.
While NESIC is interconnecting four of their data centers it operates over the public internet, 128T technology can overcome three key problems associated with using these routes.
The 128T technology is focused on solving three main problems: route from any private addresses over the public Internet without tunnels; segment down to the individual session level; provide admission control to better understand how much capacity is available on various paths.
“What we’re able to do because we’re session stateful is we route sessions,” Ory said. “When you put our routers on two sides, we can route the sessions statefully and we’re able to select over the public infrastructure the right path, manage the quality on those paths, interleave multiple paths and solve problems at a much lower cost.”
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