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Network hardware and SDN News
June 30, 2017
Cisco has the pieces for building a software-based network management center for the enterprise WAN. But reaching that goal will require integration work and customer hand-holding.
June 28, 2017
The new Cisco DNA Center policy software may become the central enterprise management console for data center and campus networks, integrating Cisco's APIC controller.
March 17, 2017
Tofino, a high-speed programmable chip that brings software-defined networking capabilities to the forwarding plane, aims to revolutionize the network.
January 20, 2017
Analysts are skeptical of networking supplier Cumulus's entry into the hardware business. The vendor is selling and supporting an Edgecore switch with the open Cumulus NOS.
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Microsoft packed Windows Server 2016 with advanced networking, storage and virtualization features to tempt enterprises to lift workloads out of data centers and into the cloud. Continue Reading
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Networking is shifting away from proprietary hardware toward a broader software-based networking initiative, focused on automation and virtualization. Continue Reading
Cisco ACI architecture users recommend embracing the model's software-based capabilities instead of going the traditional networking route to meet automation needs. Continue Reading
It's ARM vs. Intel again, as the two competitors each look to become the leading silicon microprocessor chip provider for NFV applications. ARM NFV could prove to be a challenger to Intel. Continue Reading
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Open source network software is maturing, but the networking industry needs to create compelling economic incentives for large suppliers and buyers to contribute, as well. Continue Reading
Microsoft's new Windows Server 2016 networking capabilities have grown to support SDN, virtual network functions and hybrid cloud. Continue Reading
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To advance adoption, SDN has to meet high-speed networking demands. One solution may be the emerging concept of inverse virtualization for traffic processing. Continue Reading
Troubleshooting SDN routing issues when the routes change quickly in real-time requires a new kind of network monitoring tool that can virtually roll back routing changes. Continue Reading
The open source quagga router is garnering attention as a flexible choice for SDN. It's easy to set up with the right hardware. Continue Reading