SDN adoption disappointed analysts in 2015, but SD-WAN was a bright spot.
HP's NFV ambitions lead it to acquire early SDN startup ConteXtream.
This week: VMware hearts Docker, Cisco buys again, and VMware teams with Arista.
For the latest version of its carrier network virtualization service, ConteXtream tosses its proprietary controller in favor of OpenDaylight.
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.
Carriers are sharpening their perspectives on NFV, and it shows in AlcaLu's CloudBand traction. Live-traffic trials are approaching, and the partner ecosystem is blossoming.
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.
In SDN/NFV news this week: Cumulus shows its worth, Dell tests its NFV worthiness, Brocade hires another Cisco executive, and OpenDaylight picks a new board member.
In this week's news: BTI gets a CEO; ConteXtream and Guavus team up; Huawei starts an OpenDaylight testing center in Shenzhen; and OpenDaylight offers student internships for the summer.
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.
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
The OpenDaylight Project lists an additional slate of contributed code from members including Cisco, IBM, Plexxi, Ericsson, Radware, and ConteXtream
Learn about ConteXtream's new release of Grid software, a network virtualization solution that will bring SDN to wireless service providers.