Test results indicate SDN controllers can enhance network security.
Open vSwitch enables massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces and protocols.
Debunk the myth of hardware independence in a software-defined world.
The Open vSwitch team has launched Open Virtual Networking, an open source project to add Layer 2 or 3 overlays to OVS natively.
NFV performance can lag when OpenStack and Open vSwitch get involved. It's a known problem that needs more attention, Metaswitch's CTO argues.
When Open vSwitch essentially ended up in VMware's hands, there was cause for some wariness. But the consensus seems to be that VMware has kept the project open and progressing.
Remember OVDK? Now you won't have to. Intel is stopping development on its forked version of the open source switching project to join the mainstream Open vSwitch flow.
Recent Open vSwitch work has focused on improving performance. The key was to streamline the way the switch examines packet headers.
Here's an overview on validating OpenStack Neutron network module and plugins.
Learn how increasing the performance of the virtual switch in an NFV platform causes very significant improvements in service provider opex.
Pass out the cigars: OpenDaylight is launching its first code release, as Hydrogen is set to be downloadable on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of the first OpenDaylight Summit.
The vSwitch is quickly becoming the heart of every datacenter network making vSwitch the new battleground for network virtualization and SDN