Week of 21 Apr 2014 SDN blogs: Puppet vs. DevOps, data center policy problems (24 Apr 2014)
Bloggers look at Puppet and DevOps, data center policy issues, and what network admins need to change to build more service-oriented models.
Dell bare-metal switches will power Big Switch SDN (24 Apr 2014)
Dell integrates Big Switch Networks' SDN software onto its bare-metal switches, giving customers an alternative to ODMs.
Cisco and Juniper made OpenDaylight contributions that integrate their own SDN features into OpenDaylight environments.
Week of 14 Apr 2014 VMware, Microsoft end encapsulation protocol turf war with GENEVE (16 Apr 2014)
Microsoft, VMware, Intel and Red Hat have submitted the GENEVE encapsulation protocol to the IETF for network overlay standardization.
Week of 07 Apr 2014 Competitors on Cisco SDN protocol OpFlex: Show me the code! (10 Apr 2014)
Cisco will submit its OpFlex SDN protocol to the IETF for standardization, but will the technology promote a closed, hardware-centric version of SDN?
SDN blogs: Why Cisco OpFlex isn't an OpenFlow killer (10 Apr 2014)
SDN bloggers take a look at security's role in the software-defined data center and whether or not Cisco OpFlex is an OpenFlow killer.
Cloud Dynamics builds a multi-data center cloud using the Juniper Contrail SDN software and MetaFabric.
SDN security, use cases top-of-mind for network pros (09 Apr 2014)
SDN security, use cases and network virtualization were major talking points for network pros at this year's Interop conference.
Week of 31 Mar 2014 SDN automation and business value are cornerstones of programmability (02 Apr 2014)
Interop keynote panelists tackled the importance of SDN automation and abstraction, as well as common challenges regarding SDN deployment.
HP and Meru announced support for OpenFlow on wireless LAN access points.
The new multi-core Broadcom processor will enable better processing and agility when simplifying NFV and SDN deployments.
Week of 24 Mar 2014 Overlay vendor Midokura teams with Cumulus for bare-metal VXLAN gateway (28 Mar 2014)
Overlay network vendor Midokura partnered with Cumulus Networks to enable a bare-metal switch as a VXLAN gateway.
This week, SDN bloggers discuss the desire for open source SDN among industry professionals and Facebook's quest to deploy an IPv6 data center.
Cisco Cloud Services emerge: Let the 'coopetition' begin (25 Mar 2014)
With Cisco Cloud Services, the networking giant is transforming from hardware vendor to service provider and will sometimes compete with its partners.
Week of 17 Mar 2014 SDN blogs: Google SDN; Open vSwitch overlays; SDN certs vs. coding (20 Mar 2014)
SDN bloggers take a look at Google SDN at ONS 2014, installing overlays on Open vSwitch and SDN certifications versus coding.
HP's SDN app store needs apps, so HP is training partners, developers and engineers to build them. HP and its partner, Kemp Technologies, discuss.
Week of 10 Mar 2014 Q&A: How Microsoft SDN and network virtualization affects you (13 Mar 2014)
In this Q&A with Microsoft's Rajeev Nagar, we explore the company's approach SDN and network virtualization.
Google SDN has moved beyond the company's internal data centers and into the Google Cloud Platform, enabling storage, compute and network on demand.
Open Networking Summit panelists say the networking industry must embrace open source and open communities.
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud has a homegrown, virtual SDN, with federated controllers and a huge distributed-forwarding plane.
Cisco unveils a new ACI sales model that bundles and licenses the products and services users might need to deploy the vendor's SDN strategy.
Week of 03 Mar 2014 New NFV vendor ecosystem, usual suspects: Cisco, Juniper ALU, HP (03 Mar 2014)
HP, Cisco, Juniper and ALU are forging a new NFV vendor ecosystem, each releasing portfolios that marry SDN and NFV for dynamic service provisioning.
At the Open Networking Summit 2014, telecom operators said they're ready to take on SDN and NFV, but they admit the technology and tools aren't ready.
Twitter users covered major talking points at the ONS 2014, including SDN and NFV, as well as SDN as a disruptive technology.
AT&T is no longer waiting to build its next-generation network with SDN and NFV. AT&T's Domain 2.0 vision comes alive this year.
NEC's new Unified Network Coordinator creates a data center interconnect by using an SDN orchestration tool for multiple OpenFlow controllers.
The Brocade OpenFlow approach goes big, as the vendor adds version 1.3 support of the protocol to all its products.
Q&A with Big Switch CEO: Bare-metal switches or bust (03 Mar 2014)
In this Q&A, Big Switch CEO Doug Murray previews the SDN cloud fabric his company is developing with white-box switches.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 SDN blogs: SDN and NFV overlap; why SDN and communications pair well (28 Feb 2014)
SDN bloggers discuss SDN and NFV overlap, why SDN and communications work well together, and SDN and standardization.
SDN pioneer Martin Casado says VMware's hypervisor can be the 'Goldilocks zone' for network security.
Week of 17 Feb 2014 Asian carrier offers self-service WAN via Vello Systems' OpenFlow SDN (21 Feb 2014)
Pacnet built an OpenFlow-based WAN using OpenFlow software and white-box equipment from Vello Systems.
SDN bloggers discuss CLI issues and the bigger problem, common SDN myths, and whether SDN deployment will take longer than expected.
Alcatel-Lucent launched NFV technology and SDN for mobile networks that will enable on-demand provisioning and scalability for Voice over LTE.
Pica8 introduced a new OpenFlow 1.3 switch that doubles the flow-table memory of its previous switches from 4,000 to 8,000 OpenFlow rules.
How an SDN API could improve Microsoft Lync performance (18 Feb 2014)
With a new Microsoft Lync SDN API, network managers can correlate unified communications performance with what's happening on the routed network.
Week of 10 Feb 2014 SDN blogs: Microsoft Lync SDN; future of open source networking (13 Feb 2014)
SDN bloggers discuss Microsoft SDN strategy with Lync, installing OpenDaylight's OpenStack on Fedora 20, and the future of open source in networking.
SDN security issues: How secure is the SDN stack? (14 Feb 2014)
The security and integrity of software-defined networking remains unproven, particularly the controller, which is a single point of failure.
What the OpenDaylight controller will do for IBM SDN (10 Feb 2014)
With its new OpenDaylight Hydrogen controller, IBM SDN will support OpenFlow 1.3 and a wide range of new network services.
Week of 03 Feb 2014 OpenDaylight Hydrogen release and what you can do with it (05 Feb 2014)
OpenDaylight's Hydrogen code release is not for production networks. You still need vendors for that. Instead, this is a chance to learn SDN.
After leaving Juniper Networks in December, SDN expert Tom Nadeau recently made the move to Brocade to lead their SDN and NFV initiatives.
SDN bloggers discuss why OpenDaylight's open source SDN release is worth noting, issues with Cisco's SDN defense, and the importance of Python.
With VXLAN and NVGRE support, multiple partnerships and integrations, and pay as you go, A10 embraces SDN, overlays and cloud.
Week of 27 Jan 2014 Cisco SDN push: Commercial OpenDaylight controller, ACI progress (29 Jan 2014)
The multifaceted Cisco SDN onslaught trudged forward with the OpenDaylight-based XNC controller, onePK support on the Nexus 7700 and ACI momentum.
Analysts speculate on IBM's strategy regarding the company's rumored plan to sell its young SDN business unit.
Cisco has extended its Insieme APIC controller to manage campus switches and WAN edge routers for a better application experience.
The ONF cut membership fees for SDN startups incorporated within the past two years, allowing them to become more involved in the non-profit.
SDN bloggers discuss Open vSwitch installation on RedHat Fedora, why Cisco went head-to-head with VMware, and if SDN is revolutionary or evolutionary.
Week of 20 Jan 2014 New ONF working group tackles wireless and mobile SDN (21 Jan 2014)
A new ONF working group will study uses of OpenFlow for wireless and mobile SDN.
Week of 13 Jan 2014 SDN blogs: AT&T and SDN; Cisco Nexus 3000, Python and more openness (15 Jan 2014)
SDN bloggers take a look at AT&'T's SDN plans, how Cisco Nexus 3000 and Python could create more openness, and network virtualization in 2014.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center adds SDN and network virtualization to its data center with Nuage Networks.
Week of 06 Jan 2014 Thinking about SDN? Here are 42 vendors that offer SDN products (10 Jan 2014)
After determining your organizational needs, it's time to find a vendor whose SDN product works for you. Here are 42 vendors that sell SDN products.
Is Corente another Oracle SDN acquisition? Not really (10 Jan 2014)
Although it has labeled Xsigo, and now Corente, as SDN acquisitions, Oracle is not becoming an SDN vendor.