October 28, 2013
Startup Coho Data uses an integrated OpenFlow controller to reduce the latency associated with traditional scale-out storage designs.
October 10, 2013
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.
October 08, 2013
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.
October 02, 2013
HP networking chief Bethany Mayer talked with Network Computing about the company's SDN strategy and SDN's impact on IT.
September 30, 2013
HP is releasing a software development kit to spur the creation of SDN applications for HP's SDN platform. The company also plans to launch an SDN app store next year.
September 27, 2013
Software-defined networking is a hot topic for debate in the industry. Experts argue about the best way to implement it, the ways it might affect network engineers and administrators, and how it might disrupt the traditional power structure in the networking industry. While there are a lot of opinions about this emerging technology, there's one inescapable fact: SDN has brought new attention and innovation to the network.
To get a view into the various approaches to SDN, we asked 10 vendors to supply images and short descriptions of their SDN technology. While there's some marketing fluff in some of the write-ups, the images provide a window into the wide range of technical approaches to SDN.
September 11, 2013
By using a network overlay architecture, NSX cleanly segments SDN approaches into two realms: the physical and virtual. The overlay strategy has been criticized, but it makes the most sense.
September 10, 2013
From VTEPs to OVSDB, VMware's NSX introduces unfamiliar protocols and technologies to the data center network. Check out this overview to get up to speed.
August 30, 2013
S6000 connects physical and virtual infrastructures; Citrix NetScaler works with NSX; Gigamon adds multi-tenant traffic visibility; Check Point updates software blade architecture.
August 15, 2013
Standards are great, but there can be significant differences in vendor implementations. The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab provides a neutral venue for testing and analysis.