Software-defined data center News
April 17, 2015
ICYMI: ONOS releases open source SDN Open Network Operating System; Puppet Labs and Cumulus Networks partner to extend SDN in data center.
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.
January 08, 2015
Hyperscale data center operators have radically altered their infrastructure with open network hardware that runs a range of operating systems. As this strategy trickles down into the enterprise, vendors are unveiling branded-but-open technology.
December 18, 2014
Several engineers and architects spoke to TechTarget about their 2015 SDN projects. Find out what they're doing in the data center, campus and WAN.
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Internet content providers like Facebook and Google are already using SDN to improve hyperscale data center connectivity. But more could be done. Continue Reading
Vendors have differing ideas on what constitutes an NFV Infrastructure, which makes it difficult to know how to invest. However, there are a few key elements every portfolio should include. Continue Reading
Big data networks must be built to handle distributed resources that are simultaneously working on a single task. That'll require network resiliency, consistency and application awareness. Continue Reading
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Big vendors like HP are jumping on the bright-box bandwagon, which could represent a new angle in the Cisco ACI-VMware NSX showdown. Continue Reading
While network functions virtualization is exclusively a service provider technology, virtual network functions are at home in the enterprise space. Continue Reading
The challenge is to forget demarcation lines between networking programmability, SDN and data center virtualization. Columnist Patrick Hubbard says they're becoming something between a giant hairball and a flock of magic unicorns. 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
With Cisco iWAN, engineers optimize WAN performance by dynamically aggregating MPLS and Internet resources. Continue Reading
Software-defined storage and SDN are separate infrastructures, but they can be co-managed and provisioned through orchestration tools. Continue Reading
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The software-defined data center combines programmable networks, servers and storage. But these SDDC tips show you what to look for beyond basic flexibility. 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
In this Hyper-V networking primer, learn about the three virtual switches behind Microsoft virtualization connectivity. Continue Reading