What an exciting year it has been so far at SDNCentral! It’s been almost a year since Matt and Roy started our Twitter news feeds and 11 months since we launched the website. As of today, we have posted more than 140 articles authored by our guests bloggers and by us. With the long weekend coming up, we thought what a great way for our new readers who just recently joined SDNCentral to catch up on some of our popular posts or for those who are regular readers, to reminisce on our past posts.
We went back all the way to Day 1 when SDNCentral went live through today and rounded up the most popular posts, then we divided it in to two different sets: blog posts and interviews. Today, we are sharing with you the Top 5 Popular Posts:
This is one of our most-read posts and definitely worth reading if you’re even thinking about joining an SDN startup or any startup for that matter. Take a look at it to understand why it tops our popular list.
An in-depth look at why vSwitches are important in the networking ecosystem going forward, and remember, we called out its importance before the Nicira acquisition announcement by VMware.
A fantastic post by one of our guest bloggers, John Strassner. He compares SDN to traditional network management and this, apart from being one of the most popular posts, generated lots of discussions on our LinkedIn Group. If you missed this one, we recommend a read.
Guest blogger and all-around tech maven, Brent Salisbury, is the author of one of our most popular posts despite (or perhaps because of) its deep technical content. TCAMs are a critical element in physical switches today that impact the flow-handling capability of a switch’s OpenFlow implementation. Brent gives one of the most enlightening and clear explanations of how TCAMs work we’ve ever seen.
This last post of our top 5 is interesting in that in generated a good amount of interest in the community, with some developers even reaching out to ask if they could contribute code! Unfortunately, SDNCentral isn’t an open-source development powerhouse today–we struggle trying to fix bugs on our WordPress blog. However, we remain hopeful that we’ll see some momentum around a LibOF-type concept really soon now.
Be sure to visit SDNCentral on Friday when we reveal our Top 5 Popular Interviews. To our U.S. readers, have a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and yours!