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Service provider networks and SDN News
July 14, 2014
Ciena unveiled an OpenDaylight controller, as well as applications that bring programmability to optical networks and allow for WAN bandwidth on demand.
June 17, 2014
Cisco snatched up Tail-F Systems for $175 million. The company used YANG modeling and NETCONF to build a multi-vendor service provider network orchestration platform.
June 13, 2014
The Brocade Vyatta Platform combines Vyatta, OpenDaylight and OpenStack in an NFV software architecture for service providers.
May 15, 2014
OpenStack will bring network as a service to life, but first the open source community must tackle problems in Neutron networking, such as scalability.
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With stronger processing power and advanced software features, software-based routers are becoming a reality -- but only in some cases. Continue Reading
SDN holds plenty of promise in operator networks, but it'll take open transport switches to translate protocols like OpenFlow to the underlying network. Continue Reading
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Carrier Ethernet vendor Overture offers NFV orchestration and control software for service providers. Continue Reading
NFV aims for dynamic network provisioning and orchestration, requiring a new network management model that integrates legacy and virtual resources. Continue Reading
New SDN wireless technology uses intelligent controllers in the cloud to granularly direct traffic and policy among access points on premises. Continue Reading
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Network engineers are largely split on how the new open source Facebook switch and SDN OS will impact their environments. Continue Reading
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
Now that a circuit court struck down net neutrality rules, will SDN and NFV be used as tools to create an anti-competitive Internet? Continue Reading
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SDN and NFV simplify service chain provisioning, making it easier and cheaper to spin up applications in enterprise and service provider networks. Continue Reading
Multi-layer SDN lets engineers use controllers for centralized programmability across both packet and optical layers for a more efficient WAN. Continue Reading
Carriers need network functions virtualization implementation prespecification, so they'll look to TM Forum and cloud management models for help. Continue Reading