Software-defined data center News
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.
December 15, 2014
The Dell Open Networking story is expanding with a new partnership and reference design that simplifies the use of a Midokura virtual network overlay running on Dell open switches with Cumulus OS.
November 07, 2014
DreamHost has spun out Akanda, an open source NFV software company that offers Layer 3-7 network services for OpenStack clouds.
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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
VMware NSX 6.1 brings new optimization, management and security features to virtual network environments. Continue Reading
There's no point in choosing between DevOps and SDN. SDN is actually the perfect toolset for DevOps, with its unified vision and control over the entire network. Meanwhile, DevOps lends itself to the hybridized IT model necessary for SDN. 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