The NSX announcement for software-defined networking (SDN) sure got a lot of attention, but is the product all that necessary?
Optical networking can help scale a data center, but the optical part faces scaling challenges of its own. UC San Diego has been working on that by taking a hybrid approach, as researcher George Papen explained at last week's Hot Interconnect...
Data centers are elastic and virtualized while the WAN is still largely static. Nirav Modi (Cyan) explores the WAN's relationship with SDN.
Communications processors have some of the features crucial to NFV, but they will need to add some improvements if NFV is to truly succeed
SDN can provide the connectivity for network functions virtualization (NFV), but it needs help from the IP underlay network and other sources
Carriers interested in network functions virtualization (NFV) have been producing proof-of-concept models. ETSI's formalizing those efforts.
The need for programmable optimization between physical and virtual networks (overlays), to guarantee SLAs, can be facilitated by network virtualization
Campus Network Virtualization using an SDN Approach with a focus on slicing/traffic isolation lends itself to two main approaches, both of which have advantages over VRF-based legacy solution. Find out more about the two approaches of using...
Does Network Lifecycle Management Make Sense?--Guest Blog by Matt Hammel.
Guest Blog by Markus Nispel: SDN - Who Is Programming? And What Is The Level Of Abstraction We Need? Can we decide about the specifics of SDN architecture?
Shehzad Merchant of Gigamon explains how OpenFlow relates to Fibre Channel, in this article on SDNCentral.
Learn about six Campus Networking SDN Use Cases for Software-defined networking (SDN) being worked on at the Open Networking Foundation leveraging OpenFlow
Will OpenDaylight be THE northbound API - or will be there many? Lets see how the SDN market evolves but it will take a few years before an answer is known.
Much ado about SDN Controllers talks about OpenFlow/SDN control plane functions on 3 controller platforms, POX, Ryu and OpenDayLight, by Srini Seetharaman.
Bob Lynch, Head of Advanced Development of Overture, discusses potential OpenFlow scale limits and possible solutions. Learn more about how to achieve SDN scalability with OpenFlow.