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October 09, 2012F5 Networks’ application delivery controllers will facilitate the deployment of private clouds with its support of the virtual network overlay technology.
October 04, 2012IBM continues its SDN push with a new Programmable Network Controller. The software supports OpenFlow 1.0 and can control up to 100 switches, but pricing seems to target service providers and large enterprises.
October 03, 2012HP is going all-in on software defined networks, announcing new switch support for OpenFlow, a forthcoming SDN controller and set of SDN-related applications.
September 19, 2012Traditional networking is static; clouds need systems that can scale. What's the answer for a private cloud: APIs? SDN? OpenFlow? VXLAN? Take a look.
August 29, 2012Several vendors, including VMware, showed VXLAN implementations with vSphere. That's a good start for a new protocol, and with VMware's backing we'll see even greater support coming up.
August 23, 2012Application defined networking's top-down approach is the next big wave in virtualized environments. Get on board or get left behind.
July 30, 2012Oracle snapped up Xsigo today. The technology is a great fit for Oracle clusters, but it's not software-defined networking.
July 30, 2012Virtual networking startup Xsigo Systems brings Oracle expertise in building high-performance clusters and virtual networks. Meanwhile, Cisco increasingly finds itself alone in data center networking.
July 24, 2012After some ill-fated attempts, VMware has left private cloud networking to its partner Cisco. By purchasing Nicira, the company regains control of its virtual network strategy in a big way.
June 13, 2012Cisco introduces Open Network Environment, its take on software-defined networking, at Cisco Live. Learn how it's approaching SDN.
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VXLAN is an Experimental IETF draft of protocols to enable the creation of a large overlay, multi-tenant network.
: OpenFlow is poised to reach over-hyped status, yet there are practical, useful reasons for keeping an eye on Openflow. The biggest cloud players are involved and driving the feature creation.
Get a primer on the Openflow protocol and what it can do for networking.