Cloud orchestration and APIs News
September 14, 2015
Interconnect vendor IIX said its new Console business simplifies the process of making a direct connection between data centers and cloud providers.
July 23, 2015
Masergy has added the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to its cloud marketplace, while Sonus demonstrated that its SDN controller can be used with Skype for Business.
December 10, 2014
The Intel open network strategy is becoming clearer by the day. With a new OpenDaylight platinum membership, Intel is vying to be the leading silicon and platform behind emerging SDN and NFV infrastructure.
July 01, 2014
The PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite enables a scalable, high-performance, encrypted cloud network overlay.
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Interop keynote panelists tackled the importance of SDN automation and abstraction, as well as common challenges regarding SDN deployment. Continue Reading
OpenStack Neutron is a cloud networking controller and a networking-as-a-service project within the OpenStack cloud computing initiative. Continue Reading
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OpenStack Heat -- an orchestration project -- uses SDN to launch applications in the cloud. It's one step closer to mainstream SDN, but we're not there yet. Continue Reading
Network functions virtualization and cloud management systems appear to overlap, but whether or not the latter can manage and orchestrate a virtual network is open to debate. Continue Reading
What exactly is the 'new IP'? In a nutshell, it's the use of SDN and NFV to build highly virtualized IP networks that will allow carriers and operators to monetize new services. Here's how it works. Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: It has standard layer 2 functions with basic layer 3 features if needed. It offers standard security such as 802.1x,...Continue Reading
SMLT allows us to create a very redundant/fault tolerant network across multiple data centers in multiple locations. They could improve upon the availability of replacement parts.Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: The key feature, that is most valuable to us, is the Split-Multi link Trunking (SMLT). This feature allows us...Continue Reading
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Competitive strength – Cisco and Juniper are a good fit in any data centre. Competitive weaknesses – Cisco takes a proprietary spin on...Continue Reading
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NFV aims for dynamic network provisioning and orchestration, requiring a new network management model that integrates legacy and virtual resources. Continue Reading
OpenStack's networking service, Neutron, integrates provisioning and management of network resources into the orchestration of IT infrastructure. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking could solve the problems that Ethernet and IP networking pose to Network-as-a-Service by centralizing a connection permission policy. Continue Reading
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Cloud providers want an API for the network layer to control the flow of specific applications -- a capability we see emerging with OpenFlow and software-defined networks. Continue Reading