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Service provider networks and SDN News
September 04, 2014
In this Q&A with VMware principal engineer Bruce Davie, find out everything you need to know about VMware's NFV strategy.
August 20, 2014
Brocade boosted the Vyatta vRouter's NFV readiness with OpenDaylight integration and validation from service provider Telefonica, so that Vyatta can achieve 80Gbps performance on a standard server.
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.
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The Brocade Vyatta Platform combines Vyatta, OpenDaylight and OpenStack in an NFV software architecture for service providers. Continue Reading
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SDN can be used to optimize optical transport networks, but first, engineers must learn to apply it to the diverse architectures of operator networks. Continue Reading
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