Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

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

Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month

Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking.

SDN switches aren't hard to compromise, researcher says

At Black Hat, a researcher will show how malware can be installed on an Onie-powered switch.


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Cisco's SDN controller has a security hole

Company issues software to plug a root user access vulnerability.

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too.

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving...

Open source router project administers Lithium

Claims first script of latest OpenDaylight SDN code.

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United's woes show what's hard about networking

SDN and cloud technology may cut down on big glitches, analysts say.

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.

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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.

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