SDN research News
September 20, 2016
A recent survey by IHS Markit finds that a majority of service providers are implementing SDN with an eye toward developing new managed services like SD-WAN.
February 26, 2016
SDN bloggers consider the need for standard network models, why simplicity rules in buying decisions and how automation cut a five-week configuration project to four minutes.
September 30, 2015
In this week's blogs round-up, an analyst predicts that SDN/NFV will see decisive changes in 2016, while a blogger says open source SDN projects are gaining steam.
April 03, 2015
ICYMI: Student programmers create new SDN applications at HackIllinois; Cloud Ethernet Forum (CEF) changes its name to reflect new direction.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network functions previously carried out by dedicated hardware. Continue Reading
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With Mininet emulation software, you can create OpenFlow test networks that let you experiment with programmable networking and flexible control planes without investing in costly switches. Continue Reading
OpenDaylight's Hydrogen code release is not for production networks. You still need vendors for that. Instead, this is a chance to learn SDN. Continue Reading
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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
The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) is an OpenFlow configuration protocol that is designed to manage Open vSwitch implementations. Continue Reading
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
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Networking pros continue to argue about what 'real SDN' is. Here is a breakdown of the major SDN categories that exist in research and real-world environments. Continue Reading
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