December 18, 2013 08:16 AM
Networking customers considering Cisco ACI for their data centers will want to dig into the details of the SDN strategy. But they should also be asking these big-picture questions.
December 12, 2013 11:06 AM
Cisco's new SDN platform, Cisco ACI -- despite some positive features -- is confusing, unproven, and burdened with Cisco's complicated past.
November 06, 2013 10:36 AM
Cisco launches its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), bringing open overlay networking and SDN to the entire data center.
November 04, 2013 19:20 PM
Arista brings five new switches to the middle market and offers options for ECMP (Equal Cost Multi Path) data center designs.
October 28, 2013 16:34 PM
SDN is moving from slideware to shipping product. Vendors should make license plans simple to spur adoption and save everyone time.
October 10, 2013 12:46 PM
Merchant silicon can lead to a race to the bottom in price and quality for network gear, or spur new innovation. There's more evidence for the latter than the former.
September 27, 2013 10:39 AM
VCE, maker of integrated Vblock systems, will use Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure for SDN. So what about customers who want NSX?
September 24, 2013 11:00 AM
Whatever trust customers had in the security of WAN connections from service providers is gone. Encrypt now, and consider less-expensive Internet connections instead.
September 23, 2013 17:04 PM
The most common prediction about SDN is that networking will get cheaper. It won't. Here's why.
September 09, 2013 10:57 AM
A new report shows the WAN acceleration/optimization market is shrinking. WAN optimization won't go away, but don't look for growth either.
September 04, 2013 10:30 AM
VMware's network virtualization platform makes a strong bid to be the SDN architecture of choice, but sticky issues must still be resolved.
August 26, 2013 17:11 PM
Startup Cumulus Networks makes a compelling argument for separating network software and hardware, but the case isn't closed.
August 26, 2013 13:38 PM
VMware's network virtualization product, NSX, may upend data center networks the same way the hypervisor changed servers.
August 07, 2013 12:55 PM
Software defined networking is not a discrete technology, but rather a set of use cases that require a variety of technologies to meet customer needs.
July 12, 2013 17:35 PM
Cisco announced plans to grow its services business by 9% to 11% in the next 12 months. Look for more cloud services that resellers can package for customers.
July 02, 2013 16:52 PM
Cisco's Dynamic Fabric Automation integrates legacy physical networks with virtual devices. It's a sensible SDN strategy for a networking incumbent, but customers should wait until we know more about Insieme.
June 25, 2013 16:41 PM
Cisco announced a new Catalyst switch line and several product upgrades at Cisco Live, including expanded support for its ONE SDN initiative, but the company is sticking with familiar territory.
June 19, 2013 15:40 PM
Startup Cumulus Networks announced a Linux-based network operating system that runs on commodity hardware. It could mean clouds ahead for Cisco's proprietary profit engine.
April 02, 2013 11:50 AM
A new SDN competitor is challenging VMware, Cisco and others. Nuage Networks, an Alcatel-Lucent venture, has announced Virtualized Service Platform (VSP), an SDN technology that employs virtual switches and network overlays.
March 15, 2013 15:54 PM
NSX, VMware's data center network virtualization platform, is really about public and hybrid clouds, where VMware has plans for growth. Here's why.