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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.
May 20, 2013
Intenet2 has launched a contest that will award up to $10,000 for innovative SDN applications.
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