Software Defined Networking

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

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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SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen.

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Extreme extends SDN products, partners

Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line.

Alcatel-Lucent virtualizes WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture broadens product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

Juniper virtualizes MX router to help companies more rapidly turn-up services

Juniper Networks this week introduced a virtualized version of its MX Series 3D edge router to fulfill carrier requirements for Network Functions Virtualization.

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Brocade beefs up campus with SDN, new stackable

Brocade this week rolled out new and enhanced campus switches designed to better support mobility, social networking and cloud data traffic in the enterprise.

AT&T, others launch OpenDaylight SDN alternative

ON.Lab making its own open source SDN operating system available.

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