Network APIs from vendors News
May 07, 2015
SDN blogs: Network professionals talk about the benefits of virtualizing your WAN, why learning about APIs is crucial and when to upgrade to new software.
November 05, 2014
Midokura open sources its network virtualization software in a bid to gain mindshare in the OpenStack community, where Neutron plugins remain complex and imperfect.
October 16, 2014
This week, SDN bloggers take a look at how SDN troubleshooting, issues with APIs and network programmability, VXLAN and OTV, and network code upgrades.
September 17, 2014
Wireless LAN vendor Meru offers Meru Collaborator, an application for the OpenDaylight controller that allows Microsoft Lync to request QoS for UC sessions.
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REST APIs play a vital role in SDN controllers and applications. This will be new territory for many network engineers, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Continue Reading
Author Chuck Black explains what 'open' means for SDN, and considers open SDN controllers, protocols and APIs. Continue Reading
SDN allows for separation of control from the data plane, and creativity in network policy. Learn the many protocols that can make this possible. Continue Reading
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Enterprises aren't ready to revamp entire networks for SDN, but it's not a zero-sum game. A hybrid SDN strategy introduces it gradually or partially. Continue Reading
Cisco and Juniper made OpenDaylight contributions that integrate their own SDN features into OpenDaylight environments. Continue Reading
HP's SDN app store needs apps, so HP is training partners, developers and engineers to build them. HP and its partner, Kemp Technologies, discuss. Continue Reading
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At Cisco Live this week, the company is heavily promoting its Cisco SDN strategy, but premium hardware is still at the center of the plan. Continue Reading
If software-defined networking standards are to work, they must be truly open. But how can users and developers be sure software-centric networking standards are really open? Continue Reading
The answer to cloud networking is more than software-defined networking; it's network-centric software with open APIs that could result in deeper network systems integration. Continue Reading
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The OpenFlow protocol isn't required for SDN, although the Open Network Foundation recommends it, which means networking vendors have options. Continue Reading
An SDN controller, with or without OpenFlow, is not required for a software-defined network, and SDN architecture vendors take different approaches. Continue Reading
Networks can use a network fabric and SDN technologies together, and vendors' SDN architectures integrate them in a variety different ways. Continue Reading