Week of 20 May 2013 SDN blog roundup: Cisco on SDN as Bigfoot, plus OpenFlow and Wireshark (22 May 2013)
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss Cisco's SDN Bigfoot analogy, OpenFlow and Wireshark, and whether SDN is an industry con.
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing vendor opportunities surrounding SDN, as well as SDN standards and SDN vs. network virtualization.
Intenet2 has launched a contest that will award up to $10,000 for innovative SDN applications.
Week of 13 May 2013 SDN Tweetup May 17: Will SDN applications ever generate cash? (16 May 2013)
During our Tweetup May 17 at 12 p.m. EDT we'll discuss whether SDN applications should be generating or accelerating revenue. Hashtag #SDNchat.
We spoke with five vendors at Interop who share their approach to and definition of SDN as it relates to OpenFlow, hypervisor and legacy views.
SearchSDN was live at Interop, where analysts and IT professionals took to Twitter to discuss SDN definitions, inhibitors and value propositions.
Plexxi and SolidFire deliver SDN-storage integration (13 May 2013)
With their SDN-storage integration, Plexxi and SolidFire enable converged storage on the data center network.
Week of 06 May 2013 OpenFlow scalability: Q&A with Nick McKeown (09 May 2013)
Nick McKeown, OpenFlow and SDN icon, talks about OpenFlow scalability and the state of OpenFlow switching.
Juniper's SDN product line, JunosV Contrail, debuts with an XMPP-based controller for a virtual overlay network with BGP-based scale.
This week in SDN blogs we learn about the new Facebook switch, EMC's software-defined storage and how to install the OpenDaylight controller.
Five SDN problems aired by analyst Jim Metzler (09 May 2013)
Software-defined networking is exciting, but analyst Jim Metzler says there are five SDN problems that must be addressed before users can invest.
NEC unveiled SDN applications built on an open northbound API to optimize and secure the cloud. Will OpenDaylight use the interface as a standard?
VMware's Martin Casado discusses the definition of SDN as it relates to network virtualization, and what to expect at this year's Interop conference.
Edgenet built an OpenFlow SDN data center network with a multipath fabric that will allow it to roll storage networking into the SDN programmability.
Week of 29 Apr 2013 HP supports OpenFlow 1.3 on new data center switches (01 May 2013)
HP's new data center switches support OpenFlow 1.3, making it the only vendor to run the latest SDN protocol from the core to the server edge.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss SDN market growth, enterprise adoption and overlay vs. switch-based models.
This week, SearchSDN hosted its first tweetup and discussed ONS 2013 topics like network provisioning, bandwidth calendaring and SDN use cases.
In SDN, open APIs and network programmability stand ready to forever change network management strategies. Are engineers ready to dump their old ways?
Week of 22 Apr 2013 SDN blog roundup: OpenFlow hybrid networks; debating SDN's definition (25 Apr 2013)
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss Node.js in network automation, why an OpenFlow hybrid needs to happen, and what is SDN?
Intel jumped headfirst into SDN with its DPDK for accelerated Open vSwitch and reference designs for SDN-friendly servers and switches.
Week of 15 Apr 2013 Microsoft uses OpenFlow SDN for network monitoring and analysis (17 Apr 2013)
Microsoft is using OpenFlow SDN to aggregate network taps and span ports as an alternative to network packet brokers for monitoring and traffic analysis.
Overheard on Twitter: ONS 2013 feedback (17 Apr 2013)
@SearchSDN scoured Twitter for 2013 Open Networking Summit comments. With the hashtag #ONS2013, users tweeted about OpenDaylight, overlays and more.
ONS tweetup April 26: Preview our ONS 2013 questions (18 Apr 2013)
Take a peek at our ONS tweetup questions and join us for an ONS 2013-themed tweetup April 26 at 12 p.m. EDT using the hashtag #SDNchat.
At the Open Networking Summit, Google's Vint Cerf said the company re-engineered all of Google's internal data center networks to support OpenFlow.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss incorporating OpenFlow into an SDN strategy, F5's venture into SDN and vPath from Cisco.
Week of 08 Apr 2013 Join SearchSDN on April 26 for an ONS-themed Twitter chat (12 Apr 2013)
On April 19 SearchSDN will be hosting a Twitter chat to delve into topics covered at the Open Networking Summit. Join us to discuss the latest in SDN.
SDN bloggers discuss the launch of OpenDaylight, Cisco's three networking truths, and how SDN products are sparking interest in the channel.
The editors of SearchSDN scoured Twitter this week and saw users discussing the launch of OpenDaylight, the future of SDN and SDN architecture.
SDN technology stands to change forever the way networks are managed, as long as it's as ubiquitous as SNMP while being a whole lot more capable.
With the OpenDaylight Project, vendors are hoping to collaborate on open source SDN. But it could turn into a battlefield for an SDN holy war.
Cisco hit the road to explain the Cisco SDN strategy to investors. The key messages: Hardware still matters in SDN … and VMware is no threat.
Week of 01 Apr 2013 SDN blog roundup: IETF SDN activity, Cisco shoots the unicorn (02 Apr 2013)
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss IETF's new involvement with SDN standards and Cisco's take on the future of SDN.
Arista OpenFlow support and OpenStack integration arrive (04 Apr 2013)
Arista adds OpenFlow 1.0 support and enables unified physical and virtual network orchestration via OpenStack.
This week, SearchSDN scoured Twitter for SDN commentary and found users discussing SDN automation, the timing of SDN, and whether vendors can adapt.
The Southeast Network Access Point is an SDN exchange that lets users pull Layer 2 across network domains. Will network interconnect forever be changed?
Alcatel-Lucent launches an SDN company, Nuage Networks (03 Apr 2013)
Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent's new SDN company, uses overlay technology for dynamic provisioning of virtual networks across data center domains.
Week of 25 Mar 2013 Overheard on Twitter: The SDN and NFV relationship; plus SDN benefits (28 Mar 2013)
This week SearchSDN scoured Twitter for SDN banter and got an earful about SDN, NVF and future impacts of this emerging technology.
Infographic: ONS gauges SDN market growth, SDN benefits (29 Mar 2013)
In anticipation of the Open Networking Summit, the ONF gathered expert research on SDN market growth and SDN benefits.
SDN bloggers discuss a Cisco-Embrane partnership, early SDN use cases -- including the WAN -- and why ONF OpenFlow standards are necessary for SDN.
Big Switch releases open source OpenFlow switch software (27 Mar 2013)
To catalyze the SDN market, Big Switch announces Switch Light, open source OpenFlow switch software.
By integrating with Calient's 3D MEMS optical switch, Plexxi's SDN now has dynamic and unlimited optical interconnections.
Week of 18 Mar 2013 Dell and Object Management Group to launch an SDN standards body (21 Mar 2013)
Dell hopes SDN standards from the Object Management Group will ensure open and fair competition -- unlike those from other SDN standards bodies.
This week, SearchSDN scoured Twitter for SDN chatter, and got an earful about SDN implementation and OpenFlow.
Vendors in the secretive SDN-based Daylight project are devoting significant resources to building an open source controller.
Week of 11 Mar 2013 SDN blog roundup: OpenFlow standards, flow tables and SDN skills (15 Mar 2013)
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss the significance of SDN skills and debate the ONF OpenFlow standards process.
Q&A: VMware's software-defined data center pitch to cloud providers (SearchCloudProvider.com | 13 Mar 2013)
In this Q&A, VMware explains how a software-defined data center can offer efficiency, flexibility and savings for providers.
Week of 18 Feb 2013 ONF fees block engineers from contributing to the OpenFlow protocol (18 Feb 2013)
Many engineers can't contribute to OpenFlow protocol development because they can't afford the Open Networking Foundation's $30,000 membership fee.
Week of 11 Feb 2013 F5's LineRate Systems acquisition: Modernization path for F5 TMOS (13 Feb 2013)
F5 Networks' acquisition of LineRate Systems should allow the company to modernize its core TMOS software and its iRules scripting engine.