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July 14, 2014
Ciena unveiled an OpenDaylight controller, as well as applications that bring programmability to optical networks and allow for WAN bandwidth on demand.
March 19, 2014
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.
December 06, 2013
The ONF's new chair of the Northbound Interface Working Group says there's no need for standards yet, but common interfaces will help developers proliferate.
November 19, 2013
Plexxi introduced a new ToR switch with Ethernet-based interconnections for data center pods and a data services engine for DIY application affinity.
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With SDN apps, engineers can deploy virtual appliances for Layer 4-7 network services that will be automated for more granular traffic management. Continue Reading
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The Open Networking Foundation forms a northbound interface working group to model and prototype technology, but not to necessarily pursue a standard. Continue Reading
In the new programmable WAN, network hypervisors can provision virtual network segments on demand to support specific applications or sets of data. Continue Reading
Sources say the ONF is at the early stages of developing northbound API standards. Standardized SDN app interfaces could boost adoption. Continue Reading
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Dell hopes SDN standards from the Object Management Group will ensure open and fair competition -- unlike those from other SDN standards bodies. Continue Reading
In software-defined networks, engineers use Floodlight controllers to manage physical and virtual devices -- and each traffic flow running between them. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking isn't a new concept, but it's newly able to evolve due to fast processing speeds. Will that mean a future for network application development? Continue Reading
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An SDN controller, with or without OpenFlow, is not required for a software-defined network, and SDN architecture vendors take different approaches. Continue Reading
Northbound APIs on SDN controllers enable applications and orchestration systems to program the network and request services from it. Continue Reading
Despite differences, SDN and network virtualization share common elements to direct network resources to VMs and segment or consolidate networks. Continue Reading