Week of 03 Mar 2014 SDN and NFV will come to life in the operator network, eventually (06 Mar 2014)
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.
HP, Cisco, Juniper and ALU are forging a new NFV vendor ecosystem, each releasing portfolios that marry SDN and NFV for dynamic service provisioning.
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 Martin Casado: VMware will deliver a security 'Goldilocks zone' (26 Feb 2014)
SDN pioneer Martin Casado says VMware's hypervisor can be the 'Goldilocks zone' for network security.
SDN bloggers discuss SDN and NFV overlap, why SDN and communications work well together, and SDN and standardization.
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 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.
SDN bloggers discuss Microsoft SDN strategy with Lync, installing OpenDaylight's OpenStack on Fedora 20, and the future of open source in networking.
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 IBM's alleged SDN business sale: Pricing exercise or a new direction? (30 Jan 2014)
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.
The multifaceted Cisco SDN onslaught trudged forward with the OpenDaylight-based XNC controller, onePK support on the Nexus 7700 and ACI momentum.
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.
Before investing in an SDN platform, network pros must first examine their overall IT operational needs.
14 questions to ask SDN vendors before investing (08 Jan 2014)
Considering SDN technology? SDN expert Ethan Banks breaks down 14 questions to pose to an SDN vendor before investing in their technology.
Week of 16 Dec 2013 Top ten 2013 SDN news: Juniper open sources; quest for SDN standards (18 Dec 2013)
In SDN news this year, we saw demand for open networking, along with the continued quest for SDN standards and a common controller.
In 2013, the top ten SDN news stories were driven by two central themes: the rise of open networking and hardware vendors going software.
Overlays will rule the early part of the New Year in the SDN market, but OpenFlow and other hardware-based SDN will start to gain ground.
15 SDN experts to follow on Twitter (18 Dec 2013)
Whether they were sharing content or chatting with peers, SDN experts had a lot to say on Twitter this year. We picked out 15 to follow.
Professor Marco Canini is developing an architecture that uses partial SDN deployment to improve largely legacy networks.
Network engineers tell SDN companies to pursue a common vision for networking, embrace OpenFlow and commit to openness.
Week of 09 Dec 2013 Pica8 OpenFlow starter kit could make SDN for monitoring easy to try (10 Dec 2013)
Pica8's OpenFlow starter kit ships with a bare-metal switch, controller and network tap application for testing SDN's monitoring use case.
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.