Northbound applications and interface News
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.
May 04, 2015
The promise of SDN for real-time communications is to give UC apps the network paths and priority they need to eliminate performance problems ---- and development is part way there.
December 04, 2014
Saisei's network flow control software is now available on HP's OpenFlow SDN app store, giving network managers increased visibility into their networks.
September 17, 2014
Wireless LAN vendor Meru offers Meru Collaborator, an application for the OpenDaylight controller that allows Microsoft Lync to request QoS for UC sessions.
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Not all programming languages are created equal. For networking pros ready to dive into coding, network engineer Will Murrell suggests starting with Python. Continue Reading
Insight from the Minecraft video game points to how enterprise SDN adoption could grow faster with a single interface for monitoring, confirmation and troubleshooting. Continue Reading
REST APIs play a vital role in SDN controllers and applications. This will be new territory for many network engineers, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. 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
Network engineers who want to learn about SDN basics must begin with the concepts of centralized control and network programmability. Continue Reading
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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
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
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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