Cisco, Juniper among new software-defined networking research center's founders

By , Network World |  Networking, Cisco, Juniper

While some vendors such as Brocade and NEC have been upfront about their SDN plans, others like Cisco have been relatively tight-lipped. The general thinking goes that SDNs could threaten legacy equipment -- and profit margins -- for some established players. However, word has leaked out recently that Cisco is incubating an SDN-focused startup called Insieme. 

The new Open Networking Research Center is the latest effort by SDN supporters to join together. Last year, a group called the Open Networking Foundation formed to standardize OpenFlow and speed delivery of SDN products to market. Early members included Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon and Yahoo.

Bob Brown tracks network research in his Alpha Doggs blog and Facebook page, as well on Twitter and Google +.

Read more about lan and wan in Network World's LAN & WAN section.


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