The 2014 DemoFriday library features presentations that demonstrate working SDN/NFV/virtualization products to the SDxCentral community. The real-world examples take SDN/NFV from the theoretical to the practical so you can improve your network and solve pressing business problems today with real SDN demonstrations.
Usually presented by the CTOs, software architects, and product managers who helped develop the NFV and SDN products, DemoFridays help you understand SDN/NFV’s capabilities and limitations as well as how the emerging markets are developing.
Q&As about the NFV and SDN products follow every DemoFriday, giving you the chance to learn from colleagues in the networking community as well as the presenters themselves. Become a part of the influential community responsible for driving change in networking today and check out previous DemoFridays below, or keep your eye out for upcoming presentations.
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SDxCentral 2014 DemoFriday Library
Brocade DemoFriday Webinar: Using SDN applications using Brocade’s Vyatta Controller based on OpenDaylight
With the Brocade Vyatta Controller, users enjoy an open platform for scalable management of end-to-end services. As a tested and commercially supported open source framework, the Brocade Vyatta Controller is a low-risk opportunity to integrate SDN into one’s network, empowering users to effortlessly transition workloads from existing equipment to an SDN environment. Read More >
Despite all of these benefits, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) still aren’t sold on SDN quite yet. They expect Communications Equipment Providers (CEPs) to create and offer SDN and NFV solutions that are cost-effective, provide easy deployment, and are feature-rich. CSPs want all of this, and they don’t want to sacrifice performance in a virtualized environment to get it. Read More >
Citrix DemoFriday Webinar: From Whiteboard to Production: Cisco ACI and Automating Load Balancing with NetScaler
Now, major vendors like Cisco are embracing SDN and creating production grade networks. As it continues to evolve and find its way into our businesses, it’s important to ask ourselves if we are still on the same trajectory we were when the term “SDN” was originally coined.
In a special Citrix DemoFriday, Citrix’s Steve Shah and Chiara Regale show how Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler join together to address Layer 2-3 services and Layer 4-7 services, respectively. Read More >
DevOps tools, like Puppet, empower Fast IT by gathering several IT teams together and overcoming challenges with automation. With an automated approach, IT professionals have the ability to manage a large number of devices quickly and efficiently. By doing this, IT teams can do more with less, giving them the ability to react faster to changing business needs.
SDxCentral and Wind River join forces for our latest DemoFriday featuring Wind River’s Titanium Server and highlighting the importance of high reliability and availability in a multi-vendor NFV environment.
While the rise of Big Data offers incredible opportunities, the ideal network to support Big Data applications is not the one that has been around for decades. New requirements for Big Data require the next generation of data fabrics.
CALIENT DemoFriday Webinar (w/ Cumulus Networks and InMon): SDN Optimization of Hybrid Packet/Optical Data Center Fabric
In this DemoFriday™ from September 19, CALIENT, InMon, and Cumulus Networks demonstrate a programmable hybrid data center network based on real-time traffic patterns and specific application priorities. Offloading the elephants facilitates more efficient and cost-effective delivery of the flows while freeing the Layer 2/3 network to focus on handling the short-lived mouse flows it services very effectively. Read More >
Built with PLUMgrid Platform, IO Visor, and Virtual Domain technologies, the OpenStack Networking Suite is compatible with any data center physical infrastructure and significantly reduces the deployment time of OpenStack clouds. Built-in monitoring, analytics, and troubleshooting tools help administrators seamlessly manage cloud networks and perform upgrades with no downtime. Read More >
As a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles, Cisco ACI provides a common operational model between the application, network, security, and cloud teams to deliver agility, simplified operations, assured performance, and scale. Read More >
Enterprise data centers are migrating to virtual architectures that share resources across business units and individual applications. As part of the process, organizations are consolidating networking services and collapsing multiple network appliances into a single platform. Read More >
ConteXtream DemoFriday Webinar: Highlights Distributed, Subscriber-Aware SDN Fabric for Gi-LAN Virtualization
To support exponential traffic growth and customer demand, operators are looking for innovative ways to extend existing services and roll out new functions. Deploying a virtual network solution on the Gi/SGi interface gives operators the flexibility of introducing new services while providing a scalable solution to cope with increasing traffic.
Iron Mountain provides secure, compliant data center colocation services that rely on highly resilient and redundant facilities: Its flagship data center is in a bunker 220 feet underground with 12-feet-thick limestone ribs between rooms. While virtually impenetrable and highly disaster resilient, the design poses significant challenges for deploying network connectivity. Read More >
Pluribus Networks DemoFriday Webinar: Netvisor Demo Shows New Approach to Highly Programmable Cloud-Scale Networks
Pluribus believes that for networking to join the modern world, it needs to move from a hardware-based, fixed feature-set model to one in which an operating system controls the network switch. Netvisor is built on a converged architecture combining merchant silicon-based switching and open source-powered compute. This fundamental change in the control plane enables a new class of programmable network services and applications. Read More >
6WIND and Red Hat team up in this DemoFriday™ to teach you how to build network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) and eliminate network bottlenecks when transitioning to software-based NFV. Read More >
Plexxi DemoFriday Webinar: Application Abstractions Using OpenDaylight and Real Status Visualization
The software-defined data center promises automated infrastructures that deliver an optimized application experience. At the center of this highly orchestrated future is open source. This DemoFriday™ brings together Plexxi’s programmable network, OpenDaylight’s open source controller platform, and scalable visibility from Real Status’ Hyperglance for OpenDaylight to open up new infrastructure capabilities across multivendor environments. Read More >