Network hardware and SDN
- December 18, 2013
In 2013, the top ten SDN news stories were driven by two central themes: the rise of open networking and hardware vendors going software.
- December 12, 2013
Facebook and the Open Compute Project have taken on the quest for open networking and SDN, and Intel is playing a key role.
- December 11, 2013
In the Cisco vs. VMware SDN battle, Cisco ACI may win out among network engineers, who are more comfortable with the hardware-centric approach.
- November 22, 2013
Network pros say the Cisco SDN strategy beats the competition in programmability, but they question what happens to their existing Nexus investment.
- November 19, 2013
Plexxi introduced a new ToR switch with Ethernet-based interconnections for data center pods and a data services engine for DIY application affinity.
- November 14, 2013
Cisco competitors blasted the new Cisco SDN strategy, saying it uses inflexible hardware for software-driven networks and bypasses SDN standards.
- November 08, 2013
Twitter users discuss the release of SDN fabric Cisco ACI and how it will impact Cisco's relationship with VMware and change the future of networking.
- November 07, 2013
Insieme, Cisco's SDN start-up, reveals its data center strategy with Nexus 9000 switches and a controller for an automated, app-aware network.
- October 25, 2013
New software lets OpenFlow controllers work across network domains, sharing programmability between unique sets of infrastructure over long distances.
- October 17, 2013
The Open Networking User Group will provide a forum later this month for IT leaders and vendors to brainstorm the future of the programmable network.
- October 16, 2013
Open APIs enable data center automation and integration, but they call for effort by engineers, without requiring vendors to work toward integration.
- October 11, 2013
NEC released an OpenFlow 1.3 controller and switches that will boost scalability for enterprise networks will and bring carrier-grade availability to SDN.
- October 10, 2013
The open source network switch specs coming from Facebook's Open Compute Project will lead to the rise of Linux-based networking and programmability.
- September 30, 2013
A new SDN book posits that OpenFlow and central control are important, but open source software networking and programmability are just as crucial.
- September 25, 2013
In this Q&A, Ixia's Mike Haugh explains why OpenFlow hardware support varies so much from vendor to vendor.