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SDN control plane News
June 26, 2014
Extreme Networks is building an OpenDaylight controller that will support a wide variety of northbound and southbound interfaces.
June 25, 2014
Stu Bailey, CTO and founder of InfoBlox, talks about a new open source SDN switch, LINCX, which is poised to take on hardware-based networking.
May 20, 2014
OpenDaylight and OpenStack combine to enable IT as a service, but first the communities must wade through the overlapping features.
April 23, 2014
New SDN wireless technology uses intelligent controllers in the cloud to granularly direct traffic and policy among access points on premises.
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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
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
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The GENEVE network encapsulation protocol is more flexible than VXLAN and NVGRE. Will it bring interoperability to network virtualization overlays? Continue Reading
The GENEVE network encapsulation protocol is more flexible than VXLAN, NVGRE and STT and does everything they can do. Will it replace them entirely? Continue Reading
With Tallac Networks' technology, MSPs use a cloud-based SDN platform for Wi-Fi control and provisioning, and to simplify HotSpot 2.0 management. Continue Reading
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The security and integrity of software-defined networking remains unproven, particularly the controller, which is a single point of failure. 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
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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
Network engineers who want to learn about SDN basics must begin with the concepts of centralized control and network programmability. Continue Reading
SDN and NFV simplify service chain provisioning, making it easier and cheaper to spin up applications in enterprise and service provider networks. Continue Reading