SDN control plane News
March 25, 2016
In this SDN blogs roundup, a networking pro shares advice for engineers heading to Interop, and another argues that SDN and automation are separate and distinct concepts.
October 19, 2015
The ONOS and ODL projects are likely to share their work on an SDN open source controller, now that the groups have made the Linux Foundation their home.
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.
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SDN for small business: Does it make sense? Networking engineer Nick Buraglio says maybe someday, but we're not there yet. Continue Reading
Anuta Networks' NCX allows for orchestration in a multivendor environment. Expert Keith Townsend says that makes it one of the more interesting SDN products on the market. Continue Reading
The end-to-end principle was a core tenet of the early Internet, but where does it fit in the software-defined network? Analyst John Burke explains. Continue Reading
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Our SDN expert looks at how the ONOS SDN platform uses an Intent Framework to let apps make their networking needs known to the controller using policy-based management. Continue Reading
SDN expert Will Murrell addresses how many SDN controllers organizations need for policy control and network management and the value of investing in backup controllers. Continue Reading
Diving into ODL Project internals as an engineer can be daunting, but doing so can lead to a richer understanding of the SDN platform. First, you'll need some new tools. 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
Two viable SDN options -- Cisco SDN and VMware network virtualization -- have emerged, but the two are starkly different. Here's how to compare the two. Continue Reading
The goal of SDN is dynamic networks, so it's crucial to understand the concepts of network orchestration and virtualization -- the keys to flexibility. Continue Reading