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OpenFlow supports IPv6 flows

Software Defined Networking systems are gaining IPv6 capabilities.

NEC scales OpenFlow SDNs

NEC this week rolled out a new version of its SDN software that includes an OpenFlow-based method for interconnecting data centers.


Broadcom hopes to help OpenFlow take off with new chip integration

Chip maker Broadcom has announced a new specification along with software and APIs to improve the performance of OpenFlow switches and to make it easier for hardware vendors to build products.

Brocade seeks SDN edge with early OpenFlow 1.3 support

Brocade this week announced broad support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP product line to extend SDNs beyond research and academia and into commercial and enterprise networks.

IT shops share OpenFlow, SDN best practices

Two users are putting OpenFlow and software-defined networks through their paces in projects of varied urgency.

Clarifying the role of software-defined networking northbound APIs

With software-defined networking the control of the network is pried out of the data handling devices and centralized on a controller that uses a common protocol, OpenFlow, to direct the switches on the southbound side. That much has...

Big Switch looks to ramp up OpenFlow implementations

In an effort to accelerate the adoption of OpenFlow for software-defined networking, Big Switch Networks this week unveiled an open source-based "thin" virtual switch for servers and commodity switches.

5 questions about VMware's new virtual networking platform

Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira, pioneer of the OpenFlow virtual networking movement and currently chief networking architect for VMware, discusses how NSX is implemented and what customers should expect from it.

Dell strengthens data center line with OpenFlow support, high-end Ethernet switch

Dell this week extended its data center networking portfolio with a new top-of-rack switch and plans to extend OpenFlow support for software-defined networking across its product line.

NEC rolls out OpenFlow for Microsoft Hyper-V

NEC this week unveiled a virtual switch for Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor which is designed to bring OpenFlow-based software-defined networking and network virtualization to those Microsoft environments.

Cisco, VMware and OpenFlow fragment SDNs

Juniper Networks Executive Vice President Bob Muglia spelled it out succinctly: the nascent software-defined networking market is morphing into three camps - OpenFlow/open source, Cisco and VMware.

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