March 07, 2014 11:33 AM
With vendor support, the latest version of the SDN-enabling protocol has key features enterprise networks need and gives customers confidence in its future.
February 11, 2014 11:22 AM
Cisco's reported $6 million investment in startup focused on Layer 4 and higher software reflects networking industry's migration to a lightweight service model.
January 17, 2014 11:17 AM
Software-defined networking has become a meaningless buzzword. Let's start fresh with a new term that has strict requirements before vendors can label their products with it.
January 09, 2014 12:14 PM
Networking vendors are experiencing internal conflict as they try to integrate SDN into their products lines. Customers will face the fallout.
January 02, 2014 11:38 AM
The debates over OpenFlow, NSX and ACI miss the point. SDN vendors need to focus on how their tools fit into a broader framework for solving business problems.
December 11, 2013 15:52 PM
New campus switches take advantage of the Force10 OS and with OpenFlow support, promise to help enterprises leverage software-defined networking.
December 02, 2013 12:07 PM
Networking has long faced scaling limitations, but Brocade is trying to break down the barriers with its HyperEdge Architecture.
November 21, 2013 11:23 AM
Vendors are using software to handle complex operations and overcome obstacles to scaling in networking and storage.
November 04, 2013 14:01 PM
Brocade is proposing a network management layer for OpenStack in its Dynamic Network Resource Manager, an element that would become part of the Neutron plug-in and could help revolutionize virtual networking.
October 24, 2013 12:50 PM
Software-defined networking might mean fewer jobs as some tasks get automated, but there will still be room for skilled networking pros to build and manage the new systems.
October 16, 2013 13:16 PM
VMware has announced the general availability of its NSX network virtualization software and its licensing scheme, but the company was silent on actual prices.
October 08, 2013 17:07 PM
Network fabrics can optimize hardware performance in the data center, but OpenFlow can provide many of the same benefits while also integrating better with tunnels.
September 25, 2013 11:05 AM
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) turns hardware appliances into virtualized services. As NFV interest grows, who stands to gain the most benefit?
September 20, 2013 13:05 PM
Plexxi's Data Services Engine takes software-defined networking to the next level by collecting data in the network and analyzing it to aid traffic flow.
September 12, 2013 14:08 PM
Writing scripts for configuration and other tasks is only the first step to a software-defined world. APIs will lead the next generation of automation.
September 06, 2013 13:49 PM
Imagine an app store for the data center, where you can get firewalling, WAN optimization and other services with a few clicks. Here's how NSX might make it happen.
August 29, 2013 11:35 AM
One goal of SDN is to make the network more responsive to application needs. But applications also have to be responsive to the state of the network.
August 22, 2013 11:10 AM
As load balancing and other network functions get delivered via virtual appliances, does the hardware ADC have a future?
August 14, 2013 13:06 PM
Several reports indicate that both service providers and enterprises are making the switch to IPv6, negating the need for LISP or tunnel services to help with the transition.
August 08, 2013 11:56 AM
Cisco says its LISP protocol is an ideal transition tool for IPv6, but tunnel broker services require less configuration and can be easily removed once native IPv6 support is in place.