VMware is getting more into networking, but would it really want to get into the open-source support business? Regardless of the answer, rumors of a merger persist.
More photos from the Cisco Live exhibit floor and DevNet center, this time focusing on the fun stuff — three days' worth of beer, bands, and some actual development work.
Check out our Weekly Roundup for Friday, May 23, as we look at Cisco's latest security acquisition, an SDN-controlled 4K video services network, and more layoff news from HP
The media and investors prematurely panicked last night when Hewlett-Packard's (HP) results included an operational gaffe (releasing the results while the market was still open), and the news that it would be laying off an additional 11,000-16,000...
Even more ACI and APIC observations from Cisco Live 2014: ACI use cases, a bit of business analysis, some CEO self-reflection, and a renegade conference just down the street.
Gavin Newsom took the stage briefly as Cisco celebrated 25 years of Cisco Live events. John Chambers also took the stage briefly before starting his usual walk around the theater floor.
The ETSI NFV group is undergoing some leadership changes as it faces rapid membership growth as well as the end of its charter in 2015. It's time to decide what NFV Phase 2 will look like.
For most networking professionals getting familiar with DevOps, the tooling framework consists primarily of deployment and provisioning tools like Chef and Puppet. But the continuum of DevOps tools spans far more than just deploying new...
Well, duh, you might say. But consider: Even a year ago, the Cisco CEO wouldn't even utter 'SDN.' Now that Cisco believes its ACI can lead the market, Cisco is all about 'SDN,' as John Chambers' Cisco Live keynote showed.
Partner vendors are eager to announce new capabilities at Cisco Live. F5 has a lot to say about SDN and Cisco's ACI, but DevOps and process automation get some early nods, as do network monitoring, 100, and the WAN.
While it's clearly not a conceptual requirement to implement SDN and NFV together, the technologies complement one another and work well together in supporting a software-defined data center.
Please, Mister Regulator Man, let's not let the AT&T and DirectTV deal happen. I hever want to buy my TV service from the phone company.
Cisco is extending its Evolved Services Platform for SDN out to the WAN, promising multivendor visibility and orchestration that could be a rival for Cyan's Blue Planet platform.
Prodip Sen has been a key voice for NFV as the chairman of the ETSI specifications group and a network architect at Verizon — but he's stopped doing at least one of those.
Check out our Weekly Roundup for Friday, May 16, as we look at the use cases most likely to be included in RFIs/RFQs this year and give you a glimpse into just how many network professionals are looking at SDN.