Line  Software-defined Networking (SDN)

Software-defined Networking (SDN)

Fast and secure programmable networking

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Sunlight Software-defined Networking (SDN), a component of Sunlight HyperConverged Edge (HCE), embeds fast network switch support in every hypervisor node, enabling fully virtualised network deployments. Sunlight SDN enables the creation of virtual private networks, and bridging and routing between them. In addition Sunlight SDN allows you extend your AWS elastic network to your edge and on-prem Sunliight clusters. Sunlight SDN allows you to take advantage of the full available bandwidth of multiple 10/100Gb NICs with NIC teaming for the highest workload performance.

Create virtual private networks

  • Create unlimited virtual private networks
  • Enable access to direct attached network segments directly from VMs
  • Enable multi-tenancy and separate security zones
Create virtual private networks

True NIC teaming

  • Aggregates multiple NICs into a single virtual interface
  • Take advantage of full network bandwidth capability of the physical hardware
  • Virtual interface deals with physical NIC failure gracefully
True NIC teaming

Integrates with AWS elastic networking

  • Take advantage of AWS elastic network architecture
  • Map elastic IPs to Sunlight instances
  • Extend AWS elastic network interfaces securely to on-premise/edge clusters
Integrates with AWS elastic networking

Easy to implement and manage

Sunlight HyperConverged Edge is easy to install - the complete Sunlight HCE stack can be installed on bare-metal servers in minutes. Sunlight is easy to manage - it includes the Edge Stack Console that allows you to manage all aspects of your Sunlight cluster, including fine-grained control of CPU, storage and network configuration and performance. The dashboard is installed as part of the HCE stack and is highly-available by design across the cluster.

Easy to implement and manage

Highly Available

Sunlight is highly available, delivering fail-over and redundancy for mission-critical applications at the edge. Eliminate downtime and lower the cost of servicing remote locations by moving break-fix to regular business hours and with lower cost SLAs.


Sunlight is designed with security at its core. All components of the Sunlight stack are hardened. Thanks to Sunlight’s fine grained CPU and memory allocation it is possible to physically guard against CPU memory exploits. Control of IO interfaces allows you to separate content and network traffic so there is no sharing of physical drives or network physical interfaces.

Low Cost

Sunlight is priced for edge economics, with flexible terms on a per-node basis.

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