Network automation and orchestration News
February 08, 2017
Cisco ACI software is being used by less than a third of enterprises that have bought the application's companion hardware, the Nexus 9000.
November 03, 2016
Cisco tells Partner Summit attendees it will move faster to deliver the network automation tools the vendor has been slow to provide.
October 31, 2016
Liquor distributor Republic National Distributing Co. chose the less expensive Silver Peak SD-WAN to raise the reliability of its new digital operation.
September 01, 2016
Cisco's acquisition of startup ContainerX provides the networking company with technology to help ready ACI for container orchestration in the cloud.
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NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions. Continue Reading
NFV MANO (network functions virtualization management and orchestration), also called MANO, is an architectural framework for managing and orchestrating virtualized network functions (VNFs) and other software components. Continue Reading
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NFV automation is the ability to transfer manual network configuration to technology; NFV orchestration creates the deployment and automation blueprint. Continue Reading
SDN's use as virtual wire to provide network transport could get the technology out of the data center to underlay SD-WAN better than Ethernet or IP and benefit optical networks. Continue Reading
NFV standards for orchestration are affected by the number of standards groups and service providers' individual approaches, says SDN expert Lee Doyle. Continue Reading
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Software-defined networking allows today's networks to keep pace with DevOps and automation demands, making rapid and reliable software delivery possible. Continue Reading
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Brocade makes generally available an OpenDaylight SDN app that improves network performance through more efficient traffic flow. Continue Reading
A new group of ISVs is producing exciting NFV applications that bring automation to a range of network services. But these developers face enormous challenges in establishing a new set of technologies. Continue Reading
Nectar Services employed Lync in its Unified Communication Diagnostics, or UCD, platform, giving users insight into session and topology data. Continue Reading