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March 14, 2018
The Open Networking Foundation formed Stratum, an open source networking project intended to create more interoperability among white box switches and network operating systems.
October 11, 2017
MEF published the Sonata and Presto APIs and also said it will work with ONAP to govern how service providers can automate and orchestrate their software-based networks.
September 22, 2016
SDN market-watchers discussed Project Boulder's SDN interoperability trial, nine good reasons to buy white box switches and Riverbed's latest SD-WAN strategy.
March 30, 2016
This month's Network Innovation Award goes to Cisco for its SDN controller, APIC Enterprise Module, which aims to replace manual, laborious network tasks with policy-based automation.
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ONOS (Open Network Operating System) is an operating system (OS) designed for network service providers to help build carrier-grade software-defined networks architected for high scalability, availability and performance Continue Reading
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Ciena unveiled an OpenDaylight controller, as well as applications that bring programmability to optical networks and allow for WAN bandwidth on demand. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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Mobile edge computing can bring applications and data closer to the end user, resulting in lower latency and better data analytics for network virtualization and IoT. Continue Reading
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
Dell hopes SDN standards from the Object Management Group will ensure open and fair competition -- unlike those from other SDN standards bodies. Continue Reading
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SDN is valuable, but uses extend to other parts of the network for increased network flexibility, dynamic traffic flow, decreased latency and QoS. Continue Reading
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