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  • Oracle buys Xsigo for software-defined networking

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 8:45 am

    Oracle said Monday it has inked a deal to buy software-defined networking vendor Xsigo Systems, in a move that will support Oracle's ongoing foray into cloud computing. Terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close within a few months, were not disclosed.
  • Why VMware is spending $1B-plus to buy Nicira

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    VMware is a company on the move: its planned $1.26 billion acquisition of Nicira not only brings it into the software-defined network (SDN) market, but should also broaden VMware’s support for open standards and even open source.
  • Internet2 readies 100G OpenFlow SDN for Big Data

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    Internet2 is nearing completion of its OpenFlow-enabled 100G Ethernet software-defined network for testing service delivery of applications for Big Data compilation and research, among others.
  • What are the killer apps for software defined networks?

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Despite touted benefits for service providers, OpenFlow and SDNs can help extend business VLANs, create security zones, establish BYOD policies...
  • SDN/OpenFlow has Cisco jumping

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    You can gauge the promise of an emerging technology by the reaction of the biggest legacy player potentially threatened by the new arrival. It walks a fine line between jumping in too quickly and sanctioning a nascent movement that may not otherwise get off the ground, and reacting too slowly and losing advantage to fleet-footed upstarts.
  • The look ahead to a software-controlled world

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 1:43 pm

    The Interop show in Las Vegas is always a good bellwether for enterprise technology trends, and perhaps the most striking thing about the recent show was how little the term "network fabric" came up.
  • HP has all the ingredients for software defined networking, almost

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    HP says it has all of the necessary orchestration tools for its software defined networking strategy - the big question is, will it build its own controller?
  • HP says SDNs are key to cloud deployment

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 8:31 pm

    Software-defined networks (SDN) have the capability to provision applications in minutes instead of months, and speed deployment into the cloud, according to the head of HP Networking.
  • Interop puts software-defined networking in limelight

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:43 am

    The potential game-changing technology that surrounds software-defined networking (SDN) will be center stage at Interop next week with high-profile product introductions, technology demos and information sessions all set to roll.
  • Arista teams with VMware, Big Switch, Nebula for SDNs

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:33 am

    Data center switch vendor Arista Networks next week will demonstrate how to build a software-defined cloud network using its switches, and controllers from partners VMware, Big Switch and Nebula.
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