Week of 02 Dec 2013 Ten SDN blogs worth following (06 Dec 2013)
2013 was a big year for SDN, and no other group had more to say about the new technology than SDN bloggers. We rounded up ten SDN blogs worth reading.
The ONF's new chair of the Northbound Interface Working Group says there's no need for standards yet, but common interfaces will help developers proliferate.
Week of 25 Nov 2013 VMware adds NSX firewall integration with Palo Alto Networks (27 Nov 2013)
VMware NSX integration with Palo Alto Networks applies advanced security policies to network virtualization overlay traffic.
Researcher Andreas Voellmy explains how a single programming module concept inspired the Maple controller, which doesn't rely on programming languages.
SDN market: Opportunity or disruption for channel partners? (SearchITChannel.com | 26 Nov 2013)
Analysts say the SDN market will be very disruptive for networking VARs focused on hardware sales, with a shift in focus from hardware to software.
Week of 18 Nov 2013 Networkers on Cisco SDN: Far superior, if you're into rip-and-replace (22 Nov 2013)
Network pros say the Cisco SDN strategy beats the competition in programmability, but they question what happens to their existing Nexus investment.
SDN bloggers discuss how Cisco SDN is causing stock to plummet and how the Cisco, VMware debate is really about ASIC versus software.
Marist's Robert Cannistra talks SDN research and current OpenFlow development for the OpenDaylight Floodlight controller.
Plexxi introduced a new ToR switch with Ethernet-based interconnections for data center pods and a data services engine for DIY application affinity.
Week of 11 Nov 2013 Using open source SDN technology? Join us for an SDN Twitter chat (15 Nov 2013)
Are you exploring open source SDN technology? SearchSDN and Juniper Networks partner on Twitter to talk about open source SDN and its benefits.
Cisco competitors blasted the new Cisco SDN strategy, saying it uses inflexible hardware for software-driven networks and bypasses SDN standards.
New OpenDaylight executive director Neela Jacques explains why the open source project will advance the interests of SDN.
SDN bloggers discuss how a Microsoft-Big Switch SDN partnership would work and how to install Open vSwitch v2 on RedHat Fedora 19.
Georgia Tech's Nick Feamster talks creating a basic SDN controller inspired by routing, and using OpenFlow SDN for access-based control.
Week of 04 Nov 2013 Overheard on Twitter: What folks have to say about the new Cisco ACI (08 Nov 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.
Midokura added a Layer 2 software gateway to its network overlay and will add hardware gateways soon. It also joined the OpenDaylight Project.
Week of 28 Oct 2013 The rise of SDN optical networks: Has automated provisioning arrived? (01 Nov 2013)
University researchers worked with IBM and Adva Optical Networks to create SDN optical networks by converting OpenFlow control commands into SNMP.
Dell is developing an infrastructure controller that goes beyond SDN to deliver control of storage, servers and networks.
Week of 21 Oct 2013 SDN research: How OpenFlow controllers can work across network domains (25 Oct 2013)
New software lets OpenFlow controllers work across network domains, sharing programmability between unique sets of infrastructure over long distances.
At the Open Networking User Group meeting next week, IT execs will tell vendors what they want from SDN and network programmability; will they listen?
Packet Design is prototyping a network access broker for wide area SDN controllers based on its route analytics technology.
Week of 14 Oct 2013 ONF launches SDN northbound interface working group (18 Oct 2013)
The Open Networking Foundation forms a northbound interface working group to model and prototype technology, but not to necessarily pursue a standard.
VMware announced general availability of its NSX network virtualization software, but it won't tell us how much it will cost.
Week of 07 Oct 2013 NetSocket targets the branch router with network virtualization (11 Oct 2013)
NetSocket has pivoted its end-to-end network virtualization product toward replacing the branch router with software.
NEC released an OpenFlow 1.3 controller and switches that will boost scalability for enterprise networks will and bring carrier-grade availability to SDN.
This week, SDN bloggers discuss creating apps using Cisco onePK, the basics of the OVSDB protocol, and what constitutes a programmable network.
Will Facebook open source switch mean 'CLI is dead'? (10 Oct 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.
Rajesh Kumar outlines SDN basics in his new book and includes an SDN buyer's guide with key SDN components to look for in an SDN solution.
Week of 30 Sep 2013 New SDN book looks beyond OpenFlow and central control: Author Q&A (30 Sep 2013)
A new SDN book posits that OpenFlow and central control are important, but open source software networking and programmability are just as crucial.
With the new HP SDN App Store, SDK and other developer resources, HP tries to grow a market for SDN apps on its controller.
SDN bloggers discuss SDN and Cisco Domain Ten, the basics of SDN security, and if OpenFlow-based network services can be implemented in hardware.
ONF to standardize northbound API for SDN applications? (03 Oct 2013)
Sources say the ONF is at the early stages of developing northbound API standards. Standardized SDN app interfaces could boost adoption.
Nuage builds its own services gateway to integrate bare-metal servers into its overlay network.
Week of 23 Sep 2013 SDN blogs: Distributed NFV; what is network virtualization? (26 Sep 2013)
SDN bloggers discuss distributed network functions virtualization, integration and automation, and what is real network virtualization?
With the Network Convergence System, Cisco is delivering programmable routers for service provider networks with a path toward NFV.
SDN research: An OpenFlow cloud security plan is hatched (25 Sep 2013)
CloudWatch cloud security tool creator Seungwon Shin talks OpenFlow cloud security and network configuration challenges.
In this Q&A, Ixia's Mike Haugh explains why OpenFlow hardware support varies so much from vendor to vendor.
Week of 16 Sep 2013 SDN blog roundup: Using OpenFlow for network load balancing (20 Sep 2013)
SDN bloggers discuss OpenDaylight's new SDN architecture Hydrogen; if OpenContrail will compete with OpenDaylight; and network load balancing.
Brocade's new Vyatta virtual router is 10x faster (19 Sep 2013)
Brocade's Vyatta 5600 virtual router is 10 times faster, setting the stage for telco deployments, NFV and high-performance overlays.
Juniper has made Contrail overlay software commercially available, and also open sourced the technology.
Week of 09 Sep 2013 Cisco's response to VMware NSX and the future of SDN (09 Sep 2013)
We take a deep look at Cisco's response to the VMware NSX network virtualization platform and what it means about the future of SDN.
Big Switch Networks refocuses its SDN strategy on bare-metal switches and software, moving away from overlays and OEM switches.
SDN bloggers discuss an SDN book review, along with overlay networks and China's adoption of SDN.
Week of 02 Sep 2013 Open SDN: The fine line between progress and vendor lock-in (06 Sep 2013)
Within open SDN, there are two dynamics: trying new things and avoiding lock-in. Michael Bushong explains the area between progress and lock-in.
With the launch of NSX, the Cisco-VMware network virtualization battle is on, but that won't spell death for VCE Vblock because users need simplicity.
Week of 26 Aug 2013 Overheard on Twitter: Users split, debate VMware NSX (28 Aug 2013)
SearchSDN explored Twitter this week and saw Twitter users split on the release of VMware's NSX solution.
VMware NSX brings advanced networking to virtualization, so will network and server pros be running two separate networks at once? That's not ideal.
Every major network hardware vendor minus Cisco announced integration of their physical switches with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
HP will integrate its SDN controller and network management platform with VMware NSX for joint management across physical and virtual networks.