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SDN control plane News
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.
October 19, 2015
The ONOS and ODL projects are likely to share their work on an SDN open source controller, now that the groups have made the Linux Foundation their home.
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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
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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
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