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June 19, 2014
Facebook revealed a hardware design and software for an internally designed top-of-rack switch. The Facebook switch will be submitted to Open Compute.
May 29, 2014
Bloggers look at network automation with Ansible; SDN, IPv6 hype; and the differences between SDN, automation and orchestration.
February 05, 2014
OpenDaylight's Hydrogen code release is not for production networks. You still need vendors for that. Instead, this is a chance to learn SDN.
December 16, 2013
Professor Marco Canini is developing an architecture that uses partial SDN deployment to improve largely legacy networks.
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OpenFlow can simplify networks, yet the protocol itself is complex. Network programming languages Frenetic and Pyretic streamline OpenFlow SDN. Continue Reading
SDN researcher Jennifer Rexford talks about her work with SDN programming languages and Pyretic, a Python-based language for OpenFlow networks. Continue Reading
The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) is an OpenFlow configuration protocol that is designed to manage Open vSwitch implementations. Continue Reading
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From programming languages to partial SDN deployments, current SDN research allows for true innovation in the field as proven by these SDN rock stars. Continue Reading
The ONF's new chair of the Northbound Interface Working Group says there's no need for standards yet, but common interfaces will help developers proliferate. Continue Reading
CIOs are taking SDN plans seriously, especially for virtualization and the cloud, but they’re waiting for the technology to mature. Continue Reading
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The OpenFlow Management and Configuration Protocol (OF-Config) is a protocol developed under the Open Networking Foundation used to manage physical and virtual switches in an OpenFlow environment. 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
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The OpenFlow protocol isn't required for SDN, although the Open Network Foundation recommends it, which means networking vendors have options. Continue Reading
Northbound APIs on SDN controllers enable applications and orchestration systems to program the network and request services from it. Continue Reading