From the very basics to carrier-class SDN. Here's a perspective of carrier SDN vs enterprise SDN viewed from the lens of SDN architectural characteristics.
Changes such as NFV won't allow telecom to sacrifice fundamentals such as high availability. But NFV does give us an opportunity to rethink some principles of the network, starting with five 9s reliability.
This is the year for carrier SDN and NFV to kick into gear, so how are we doing? A look at virtual networking, network overlays, management & orchestration, and more.
iOS and Android serve up millions of apps that don't step on each others' toes. Why shouldn't networks do the same? It's all about context: networks don't understand it today, particularly at the core, but an infusion of context could help wring...
While there is no magic solution to fix capacity problems, mobile carriers can use SDN to alleviate the stress on their networks and to make the Internet of Things possible. But it has to be the right kind of SDN.
Sharon Barkai of startup ConteXtream found a good amount of SDN information being presented at Sigcomm recently. He gives a rundown of talks that covered fault tolerance, elastic controllers, and a classic problem involving distributed databases
SDN can provide the connectivity for network functions virtualization (NFV), but it needs help from the IP underlay network and other sources