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Network hardware and SDN News
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.
December 27, 2016
Cisco's push into SDN concerns network operators who see the Cisco software strategy as de-emphasizing traditional hardware.
December 01, 2016
While some networking pros say white-box switching is the 'next big thing,' others argue that's a myth that needs busting. As usual, enterprises must consider the business case.
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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
Not many network engineers can confidently design and launch an SDN deployment from scratch. But with SDN starter kits, there's less need to do that on their own. Continue Reading
Cloud computing adoption is no longer a question of "if," nor even a question of "when." Most enterprises today are using some form of the cloud -- in either a public, private or hybrid model -- to host their applications, servers, storage or ... Continue Reading
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Software-based networking and network automation may finally be taking center stage. The test of success will be whether network managers are freed up from manual tasks to keep things running. Continue Reading
Cisco remains committed to selling a network operating system tightly integrated with hardware. But market trends will likely force the vendor to release an open NOS soon. Continue Reading
Even in this software-defined world, expect a networking hardware evolution. The role of hardware will expand, and you will have to adapt to some significant changes. 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
It's tempting to get swept up in the hype around software-defined everything and cloud mania, but even in virtualized environments, networking hardware is still critical. 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