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SDN research News
October 06, 2017
The ETSI Industry Specification Group for NFV is living up to its name with the publishing of six new NFV specifications. Also, NSS Labs puts SD-WAN products to the test.
January 26, 2017
Hughes now offers managed SD-WAN, which supports wireless, fiber and satellite connectivity. Also, an IHS Markit survey reveals 2016 SDN expectations didn't meet the actual numbers.
October 03, 2016
Despite old school ways, academic tides slowly turn in SDN's favor -- as textbooks and instructors recognize network programming is here to stay.
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.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network services traditionally run on proprietary, dedicated hardware. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking (SDN) is an umbrella term encompassing several kinds of network technology designed to make a network agile and flexible like the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center. 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
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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