Software Defined Networking

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

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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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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Does Juniper have too many SDNs?

Last week's product launch extends range of controllers and data center fabrics.

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Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood touts the maturity and ease-of-use of Big Switch SDN solutions, the power of open switching platforms, docker, overlays and more.

Docker buys SDN start-up for container networking

Linux container company Docker this week said it would acquire SDN start-up SocketPlane, a developer of a native networking stack for Docker software.

Brocade acquires mobile SDN company

Brocade has announced plans to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company whose virtualization software maps mobile workloads to clouds.

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

Listen as RackN CEO and Crowbar Co-Founder Rob Hirschfeld shares his thoughts on hot topics for OpenStack in 2015.

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Avaya extends SDN offerings

Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.

HP latest to unbundle switch hardware, software

HP has joined the disaggregation party through two partnerships that will produce a branded white box switch capable of running multiple network operating systems.

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How network admins can survive SDN

Prove the doomsayers wrong by maintaining the physical infrastructure, learning software building blocks.

Big Switch updates SDN controller options

Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features.

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN

Michael Elmore of Cigna argues that the best initial use case for SDN is in the wide area network.

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks rounds up another $50M for a total of $95M.

Brocade offering free SDN for one year

Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.

Inside AT&T’s grand plans for SDN

Frame relay and ATM go away as the company virtualizes more functions. A Q&A with the man driving the transformation.

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Why SDN all-stars are heading to Brocade

Why is it that a who’s who of SDN developers is landing at Brocade?

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SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as Cisco, Juniper and many others made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

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SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

The enterprise WAN can be a daunting operational challenge.

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