Wireless, optical, and broadband access networks really do have uses for SDN — or they will, if vendors have their way. Here's a smattering if ideas that have come over the transom lately and seem reasonably close to reality.
The Vyatta router makes the jump to 10 Gb/s, partly the result of Intel's refueled ambitions in the packet processing space. Software appliances will need those speeds to keep carriers happy about NFV, Brocade believes.
It seems everything in SDN is becoming not only "open," but open-source. But while an open-source framework is already out there — OpenDaylight— Juniper says there's still logic, and a business strategy, behind the open-sourcing of the Contrail...
It's been a year of big change for Big Switch. In explaining the recent turmoil, co-founder Kyle Forster says the company has dropped plans for overlay networks and started a new plan for network virtualization, all while finding a way to keep...
Still pushing the idea of ASICs over merchant chips, Cisco is reportedly ready to announce a processor that enables 400G ports
Quite a bit, actually; otherwise we wouldn't have held SDDC13. During the symposium, we got insight into the use cases driving SDDC and where vendors feel the customer pull is coming from.
Why wasn't Cisco listed among VMware's NSX partners? Candidly, Cisco admits it doesn't agree with NSX. But Trey Layton, CTO of the VCE joint venture, says that doesn't mean NSX will be frozen out of Vblocks
Another Big Switch executive finds a new home, as Andrew Harding joins the world of network monitoring and network packet brokers (don't call them 'taps!')
Nicira gets its true coming-out party, as the NSX platform takes center stage at VMworld 2013 with a host of hardware providers eager to proclaim support. The key is the mixing of physical and virtual environments into one big, happy...
No, Tom Edsall didn't spill the beans about what the Cisco spin-in is doing. But his Hot Interconnect talk did bring up some pertinent points about what's missing from the software-defined data center
Hardware vendors will declare partnerships with VMware's NSX platform at next week's VMworld, as VMware takes an interest in making its SDN platform cooperate with tangible, physical-world switches
Cisco's virtual networking team has a brand new executive: Howie Xu, an ex-VMware veteran in the field & former VP of SDN startup Big Switch.
Intel 're-architects' the data center; the ONF launches OpenFlow testing; Vello gets SDN into Equinix's network.
The OpenDaylight Project lists an additional slate of contributed code from members including Cisco, IBM, Plexxi, Ericsson, Radware, and ConteXtream
Kevin Johnson announces his pending retirement after five years as Juniper Networks' CEO