The OpenFlow 1.3 tide is going to be strong this year and especially this week, as the Open Networking Summit convenes. Brocade is announcing its OpenFlow 1.3 support, but — in what's likely to be a trend — it isn't supporting every feature just yet.
NEC continues to plug away at advancing its OpenFlow software, this time creating the Unified Network Coordinator to manage 10 OpenFlow controllers as one. It's arriving with new ProgrammableFlow software being shown at the Open Networking Summit.
At Mobile World Congress, everybody loves Telefonica; Martin Casado tells RSA about security's Goldilocks zone; Napatech and VSS Monitoring advance network monitoring; Europe gets more bare-metal switching; storage gets a 'brain-inspired' data plane.
From Mobile World Congress, a chat with Sanqi Li, CTO of the carrier network business group, about the scaling challenges of SDN, the motivations for NFV at the edge, and the contrasts and similarities between data center and carrier networks.
The Brocade SDN army continues to grow. The latest recruit is Kevin Woods, who headed up Cisco's onePK initiative and helped organize the company's cross-department SDN strategy.
At Mobile World Congress, little-known startup Affirmed Networks got a surge of attention after being picked by AT&T to work on the LTE evolved packet core (EPC). It turns out Affirmed is further along in this work than you might think.
Shaygan Kheradpir is getting high marks from analysts, some of whom met the Juniper CEO for the first time just before Mobile World Congress. They think he's got a chance to reinvigorate Juniper's technological reputation.
With so many vendors showing off NFV versions of evolved packet cores (EPCs), AT&T's choice of a Domain 2.0 partner was a surprise: startup Affirmed Networks. It's an indication that AT&T is serious about changing its supplier base.
OK, they still look like switches, but Corsa's boxes are purely OpenFlow beasts, their only job being to execute OpenFlow commands in a pure SDN environment.
HP, Wind River, and Broadcom are coming to Mobile World Congress with efforts to build an ecosystem to nurture the development of NFV. It's going to be a lingering theme at Mobile World Congress: How can vendors help bring carriers' NFV ideas to...
Juniper comes to Mobile World Congress with a broadened SDN portfolio. The NorthStar controller steers traffic between optical and higher layers; a new line of servers makes its debut; and Junos Fusion handles multivendor management.
Check out our Weekly Roundup for Friday, February 21. We’ve got information on an upcoming NFV demo at Mobile World Congress, new upgrades and platforms for network visibility, and a new reference architecture for building cloud platforms.
The Shaygan Kheradpir era kicks into gear, as the new Juniper CEO announces his new operating plan. A new product philosophy, a tightened customer focus, and of course, cost cutting are all in the mix.
A $75M legal settlement with Brocade is in the past, and A10 thinks it's now ready to take on the public market. The company's IPO filing reveals some quick growth and tells us a little about founder and CEO Lee Chen.
It sounds like NFV is going to be all over Mobile World Congress next week. Alcatel-Lucent is talking about three mobile-network areas that it's focusing NFV efforts on, resulting in a demo with China Mobile that's going to be on display in...