Layer 4-7 network services News
April 19, 2016
Carrier adoption of software-based network functions will lead to better virtual CPE for enterprise branch networks.
February 17, 2016
Startup Avi Networks has built into its application delivery controller support for containerized applications found in public and private clouds.
October 22, 2015
A new breed of tech buyer is demanding application delivery controllers geared toward mobile and cloud development.
October 06, 2015
Avaya wins this month's Network Innovation Award for its Open Networking Adapter, which enables SDN and IoT integration by turning end-user devices into intelligent "network nodes."
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SDN and NFV simplify service chain provisioning, making it easier and cheaper to spin up applications in enterprise and service provider networks. Continue Reading
The SDN WAN's network programmability and automated provisioning addresses the demands placed on the wide area network by the cloud, SaaS and BYOD. Continue Reading
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New SDN projects like Flannel and Weave Net are developer-friendly and Docker-compatible. Analyst Dan Conde explains why you might want to consider the new kids on the SDN block. Continue Reading
Brocade makes generally available an OpenDaylight SDN app that improves network performance through more efficient traffic flow. Continue Reading
After months of anticipation, the first 802.11ac Wave 2 access points are hitting the market, ushering in the era of multi-gigabit speeds on wireless LANs.
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Software-defined data centers and cloud are driving a need for Layer 4-7 network orchestration tools that can automate provisioning and lifecycle management. Continue Reading
There are different ways to implement network virtualization in a software-defined network. Jim Meztler explains network virtualization and SDN, and how the two can work together. Continue Reading
Cisco competitors blasted the new Cisco SDN strategy, saying it uses inflexible hardware for software-driven networks and bypasses SDN standards. Continue Reading
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Patrick Hubbard explains why Wireshark and other packet-sniffing tools aren’t ready for virtualized Layer 4-7 networks. Monitoring application server NICs could be the answer. Continue Reading
With a deeper level of visibility and granular control, SDN security strategies can better prevent a wide range of network attacks. Continue Reading
With SDN apps, engineers can deploy virtual appliances for Layer 4-7 network services that will be automated for more granular traffic management. Continue Reading