Users are temporarily back on MPLS.
"Network virtualizaton" needs more than a definition. To fully understand NV, you need to know the scene. Check out this list of SDNCentral’s "where to start" stories of 2014.
Vendor lock-in is on some network architects' minds as SDN starts becoming more commercial. If white box switching can build momentum, it could find fans quickly.
Now you can have a slice of the Internet2 backbone. A new feature allows for network virtualization at the hardware layer, letting users run private programmable networks.
IBM considers a $1 billion SDN sale (or maybe not); VMware collects more NSX customers; Mellanox tries something new with its Ethernet chip; the ONF expands its OpenFlow testing.
SC13 features some optical technology and a bit of SDN; Riverbed grooms a new image; Internet2's next big project is a hybrid cloud for universities; Ixia announces some switches and also gets a Nasdaq notice; Splunk ends the week on a high note.