Headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, EstiNet vertically collaborates with bare-metal box vendors and switch Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) vendors to deliver highly-integrated SDN solutions for customers from various sectors. The company’s key network orchestration platform, EstiNet SDN Core, vertically integrates higher-layer Cloud Orchestrator with lower-layer switch manufacturer and ASIC vendors. EstiNet SDN Core is based on open-source SDN projects—Open Daylight and Open Network Operating System—for creating a platform which is capable of accommodating partners’ implementations.
To expedite SDN R&D in the industry, EstiNet has released its flagship software, EstiNet 9.0, a Network Simulator that replicates an effectual system consisting of multiple virtual network devices, such as OpenFlow switches. With its unique design architecture, EstiNet 9.0 allows network application software to directly run on a virtual network. In addition, EstiNet 9.0 has a user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) to help clients quickly configure a virtual network and observe the simulation results such as packet routing path selection and data delivery ratio, etc. “With these features, EstiNet 9.0 is suitable for network protocol/application development and performance evaluation, and the GUI also helps in network education owing to visualized packet transmission behavior,” affirms Lin.
EstiNet 9.0 Network Simulator can emulate network devices’ packet forwarding behavior and packet transmission protocols.
Being a staunch advocate of organized team work and connectivity, Lin believes that rapid synchronization among team members is indispensable for executing any task. Incorporating the same ideology to drive EstiNet, Lin and his team of experts have eradicated innumerable hurdles faced by numerous large and mid-sized organizations through highly-integrated SDN solutions for customers from cloud data centers, Telecom companies and enterprises.
EstiNet ensures its commercialgrade quality by comprehensive integration tests and integrating value-added ingredients into this open platform
Moving ahead, the company plans to improve their technology by releasing an improved version of EstiNet SDN Core with their EstiNet 10 Network Simulator to co-form a virtualized SDN network with real-world open-source SDN applications. Using this environment, R&D and system testing can be done with absolute time control and thus delivered with accurate results. Furthermore, EstiNet will soon link with Taiwan’s ICT hardware manufacturing industry, to deliver quality robust ICT products with agility.