SDN control plane News
October 02, 2015
Cisco is preparing to open up ACI, the company's SDN framework, to nonpartner products that provide Layer 4-7 network services.
September 15, 2015
Brocade has released an ODL controller upgrade and apps for building private and public clouds based on OpenDaylight and OpenStack.
August 07, 2015
A security researcher has developed malware that could compromise a white box switch OS and take down a corporate network.
July 29, 2015
Juniper Networks is selling to more enterprises, a trend that could heat up the competition for the wallets of tech buyers.
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SDN allows for separation of control from the data plane, and creativity in network policy. Learn the many protocols that can make this possible. Continue Reading
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MPLS-TP transforms carrier networks for packet switching, but SDN could take it a step further. Combining the technologies, engineers could reduce complexity in the dynamic control plane and gain flexible service creation. Continue Reading
The security and integrity of software-defined networking remains unproven, particularly the controller, which is a single point of failure. Continue Reading
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Open APIs are architectural components of a software-defined network that push configurations or information to routers and switches or other apps. Continue Reading
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Network engineers who want to learn about SDN basics must begin with the concepts of centralized control and network programmability. Continue Reading