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SDN control plane News
May 04, 2018
Verizon has built a software-defined networking controller for its legacy routers. The Verizon SDN technology is being used on Cisco and Juniper hardware delivering Ethernet services.
May 03, 2017
SD-WAN vendor Viptela is the latest Cisco acquisition, as the networking vendor takes steps to fortify its cloud services portfolio.
September 08, 2016
In recent SDN blogs: One blogger proposes an additional SDN plane; a case study looks at testing HPE Synergy; and a researcher says SD-WAN complements the digital workspace.
March 25, 2016
In this SDN blogs roundup, a networking pro shares advice for engineers heading to Interop, and another argues that SDN and automation are separate and distinct concepts.
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Software-defined networking security has both good and bad potential. It can benefit route connectivity, but it also presents risk linked to improper SDN controller implementation. Continue Reading
Our SDN expert looks at how the ONOS SDN platform uses an Intent Framework to let apps make their networking needs known to the controller using policy-based management. Continue Reading
SDN expert Will Murrell addresses how many software-defined networking controllers organizations need for policy control and network management and the value of investing in backup controllers. Continue Reading
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Open APIs are architectural components of a software-defined network that push configurations or information to routers and switches or other apps. Continue Reading
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
Two viable SDN options -- Cisco SDN and VMware network virtualization -- have emerged, but the two are starkly different. Here's how to compare the two. Continue Reading