Software Defined Networking

Software-defined networking (SDN) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

Enterprises hesitant on SDNs

Cultural, legacy, business case issues create adoption gap with cloud providers

NSA uses OpenFlow for tracking... its network

Spy agency uses SDN to keep tabs on IT inventory, simplify operations.


Google Data Center - The Dalles, Oregon

Google's data centers grow too fast for normal networks, so it builds its own

Google has been developing networks for 10 years and is now sharing some details.

Microsoft needs SDN for Azure cloud

Couldn't scale without it, Azure CTO says.

Cisco has an SDN for you

Cisco is out to prove it has an SDN for everyone.

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Bracing for big data: Preparing your data center for rapid change

Jeffrey Rothschild, VP of infrastructure software at Facebook, and Lance Smith, CEO at data visualization company Primary Data, discuss big data’s impact on enterprise data centers and the new tools businesses use to manage it.

Most SDN OpEx benefits can be realized by automating existing use cases, Cisco says

Customers have less than 5% of basic connectivity automated, so benefits come quick. A Q&A with Cisco’s Frank D’Agostino

HP buying SDN company for NFV

HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers.

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Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Most advanced research and education networks have transitioned to 100 Gbps, but as fast as the core networks progress, the capabilities at the edge progress even faster.

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

Nuage visualizes the SDN

New application manages physical, virtual operations.

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SDN ushering in “Golden Age” of network administration

Network executives from HP, Dell and VMware say software-defined networking is taking hold, but patterns differ depending on the type of user.

Extreme outlines SDN policy

Extreme Networks this week said it will support a community-driven policy framework in its SDN controller as well as tighter integration with Microsoft’s unified communications platform.

Cisco secures its SDN

Adds Sourcefire FirePOWER threat protection to Application Centric Infrastructure.

Interoop

Interop 2015: SDN reality-check, apps aplenty

Interop kicks off this week and will include a broad range of technology topics, from SDN to application delivery and development; security, infrastructure management and mobile workforces will also be front and center.

HP switches fortify campus SDNs

HP this week fortified its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.

Avni

SDN start-up stitches together clouds

A software-defined networking start-up called Avni Networks has emerged from stealth mode proposing accelerated deployment of applications and services spanning private, public or hybrid clouds.

Brocade switch extends SDN, campus automation

The new Brocade switch is the ICX 7250. It supports up to eight 10G Ethernet ports for uplinks or stacking, and can be stacked 12-high into a virtual chassis supporting 576 Gigabit Ethernet and 96 10G ports.

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SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

School district gets an HP SDN makeover to address wireless growth, security problems

South Washington County Schools standardizes on one vendor, leans on Software Defined Networking.

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