Southbound applications and interface News
January 12, 2017
One SDN blogger discusses I2RS, a hybrid model of SDN in the works, while another expert categorizes NFV and SDN vendors. Also, ONF updates its vision after its merge with ON.Lab.
April 02, 2014
Cisco proposed OpFlex as an alternative, southbound SDN control protocol that relies on distributed network intelligence.
February 18, 2014
With a new Microsoft Lync SDN API, network managers can correlate unified communications performance with what's happening on the routed network.
June 21, 2013
Indiana University's InCNTRE SDN lab is conducting conformance testing that will lead to the first OpenFlow 1.0.1 certified product, expected for release this summer.
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