SEOUL, Sep. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom will develop in-house the open-source and x86 server-based network switch. Once the network switch is developed by early next year and in place in the company’s data centers, it is expected to open a new “do-it-yourself” era for network equipment.
According to industry sources on September 12, Korea’s largest mobile telecom service operator has recently selected a developer firm for the network operating system and applications. By early next year, the company will complete the development of an integrated network appliance solution that provides network and security features.
The network operating system will be based on Linux, with that solution that can offer a variety of features such as switching, routing, load balancing, firewall, and distributed denial-of-service. In addition, network virtualization, software-defined network controller, and other related features will be made available. Atto Research, the specialist in software-defined networking, will take the job of development work.
By M.H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)