Service provider networks and SDN News
October 12, 2016
NFV architecture meets cloud orchestration in VMware's collaboration with GigaSpaces; Viptela and Versa Networks announce partnerships.
October 06, 2016
AT&T plans to offer the VeloCloud SD-WAN service. The cloud-based offering will join other managed network services in AT&T FlexWare portfolio.
July 22, 2016
The ONOS project has introduced a Layer 2/3 leaf-spine fabric comprised of the group's operating system and Edgecore Networks' open switches.
June 29, 2016
CenturyLink is the latest provider to roll out a new managed SD-WAN service -- using technology from Versa Networks -- which it plans to make widely available later this year.
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