Network overlay software News
March 30, 2016
In recent SDN-related news, NEC and PLUMgrid have both upgraded their SDN suites, and the CIO of the United States will address the Open Networking User Group's Spring conference.
March 09, 2016
In this week's blog roundup, a survey of early adopters offers insights into the evolving definition of SDN, and several service providers join an SDN alliance.
February 03, 2016
Midokura and Pluribus Networks have released SDN management tools as companies wrestle with the complex networking architecture.
January 28, 2016
VMware plans to release this year a new version of its NSX virtual networking software. The product will connect enterprise data centers to public clouds.
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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
An alternative to Open vSwitch aims to execute software upgrades without disrupting network services. Expert Keith Townsend explains how the technology works. Continue Reading
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Cisco is using open SDN technology to make its Nexus switches more appealing to services providers, enterprises. Continue Reading
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