Emerging software-defined networking protocols News
February 12, 2016
In recent blog posts from around the Web, experts discuss BGP as a routing protocol in data centers, whether software will really 'eat hardware' and the role of SDN in IoT.
January 23, 2015
In this week's SDN blog roundup, experts are looking at new IT certifications, pet peeves about open source, and why NFV has to take off this year.
October 01, 2014
Rival telecom operators and infrastructure vendors lay down their swords to collaborate in an open source NFV consortium that will develop standards for productizing interoperable technology.
September 30, 2014
Broadcom's new Tomahawk Ethernet chips offer super speed, switch-level packet flow analytics and dynamic policy control to enhance cloud network performance, but they've got plenty of competition.
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OpenFlow SDN is promising but vendors are now contemplating alternatives to the protocol Continue Reading
Vendors will tell you all the reasons you should buy SDN, but we talked to a group of IT leaders who explain why they can't yet recommend SDN investment. (Think: security!) Continue Reading
The Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is a protocol extension of MPLS designed to speed up and shape network traffic in operator transport networks. Continue Reading
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One of the Open Networking User Group's most important conclusions of 2015: "Open networking" now means user choice, not a particular protocol or open source project. Continue Reading
OpenFlow is no longer the undisputed king of the SDN castle, with alternative standards like the NETCONF protocol challenging its hegemony. Continue Reading
At the dawn of software-defined networking, there was one SDN protocol: OpenFlow. Today, users can select from a growing number of options. Continue Reading
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SDN promises to change how networking pros work. Analyst Shamus McGillicuddy shares the top priorities of enterprises tackling SDN retraining. Continue Reading
NFV aims for dynamic network provisioning and orchestration, requiring a new network management model that integrates legacy and virtual resources. Continue Reading
SDN can be used to optimize optical transport networks, but first, engineers must learn to apply it to the diverse architectures of operator networks. Continue Reading
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OpenFlow can simplify networks, yet the protocol itself is complex. Network programming languages Frenetic and Pyretic streamline OpenFlow SDN. Continue Reading
Carriers need network functions virtualization implementation prespecification, so they'll look to TM Forum and cloud management models for help. Continue Reading
The IETF SDN strategy relies on centralized management and distributed decision making with traditional network protocols -- departing from OpenFlow. Continue Reading