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SDN control plane News
May 03, 2017
SD-WAN vendor Viptela is the latest Cisco acquisition, as the networking vendor takes steps to fortify its cloud services portfolio.
September 08, 2016
In recent SDN blogs: One blogger proposes an additional SDN plane; a case study looks at testing HPE Synergy; and a researcher says SD-WAN complements the digital workspace.
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.
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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
What is SDN, and how does it differ from NFV? In part two of this series, IT expert Andrew Froehlich explains SDN technologies and where we can expect to see them in the future. Continue Reading
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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SDN and DevOps may both have a role in automated network device management, but compared to SDN, DevOps has a completely different mission, our expert explains. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking security has both good and bad potential. It can benefit route connectivity, but it also presents risk linked to improper SDN controller implementation. Continue Reading
SD-WAN growth is affecting the edge router market, according to Gartner forecasts. Network expert Andrew Froehlich discusses whether or not SD-WAN will replace edge routers. 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 software-defined networking 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
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. 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