Software Defined Networking Standards and Research News
June 25, 2015
This week, analysts discuss Arista's new SDN controller for cloud networks as well as SD-WAN's effectiveness in computing best path.
May 07, 2015
SDN blogs: Network professionals talk about the benefits of virtualizing your WAN, why learning about APIs is crucial and when to upgrade to new software.
April 03, 2015
ICYMI: Student programmers create new SDN applications at HackIllinois; Cloud Ethernet Forum (CEF) changes its name to reflect new direction.
March 16, 2015
ICYMI: Cisco offers a free version of its ConfD software, Ixia becomes testing partner for ONUG and CTCC in China chooses Nuage Networks' SDN technology.
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OpenFlow SDN is promising but vendors are now contemplating alternatives to the protocol Continue Reading
Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to networking in which control is decoupled from the physical infrastructure, allowing network administrators to support a network fabric across multi-vendor equipment. Continue Reading
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network functions previously carried out by dedicated hardware. Continue Reading
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OpenStack Heat -- an orchestration project -- uses SDN to launch applications in the cloud. It's one step closer to mainstream SDN, but we're not there yet. Continue Reading
Network functions virtualization and cloud management systems appear to overlap, but whether or not the latter can manage and orchestrate a virtual network is open to debate. Continue Reading
Network operators will see real change in their next-generation networks in 2015, moving SDN and NFV from science project status to serious trials, while mobile networks get the lion's share of investment, and new regulations affect all of it. Continue Reading
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Enterprises aren't ready to revamp entire networks for SDN, but it's not a zero-sum game. A hybrid SDN strategy introduces it gradually or partially. Continue Reading
NFV aims for dynamic network provisioning and orchestration, requiring a new network management model that integrates legacy and virtual resources. Continue Reading
Interop keynote panelists tackled the importance of SDN automation and abstraction, as well as common challenges regarding SDN deployment. 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
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
OpenFlow can simplify networks, yet the protocol itself is complex. Network programming languages Frenetic and Pyretic streamline OpenFlow SDN. Continue Reading