Software-Defined Networking/NFV

Software-Defined Networking/NFV news, trend analysis and opinion

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Service chaining, not box chaining, in the WAN

How SD-WAN is enabling a new mindset for adding services to enterprise networks

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Open vSwitch finds new home at the Linux Foundation

The developers of open source virtual networking technology Open vSwitch (OVS) said this week they will move future development to the Linux Foundation Project.

Automation key to getting SDN security right

Exploring how software defined networking impacts security, and how concerns around visibility and control can be alleviated

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Telco central offices could be in for open source makeover

A first-of-its-kind gathering dedicated to re-inventing telco central offices as open source-infused data centers will take place on Friday at Google's Sunnyvale Tech Campus.

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White boxes are now ready for prime time

White box switches have come a long way. Their cost, reliability and features mean they’re ready for a broader range of companies to use—not just large enterprises.

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Fronthaul and backhaul: Look out, a fusion is coming!

5G is coming, and the networking features and functions of backhaul and fronthaul telecommunications—operating individually in silos—aren’t going to cut it.

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AT&T likes 'white-box' networks and hopes you will, too

AT&T’s march toward standard “white-box” network gear will come to enterprises this week with the introduction of an industry-standard server that can take the place of four specialized network devices.

Glue Networks wants to be the orchestration platform for the networked world

Uses Cisco Live to announce new platform capabilities, a new development community

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SDN providers nibbling away at slow-moving MPLS carriers

Another mid-sized enterprise has dropped an incumbent MPLS provider for a younger, more nimble service provider, in this case choosing a hybrid MPLS/SDN network for speed, flexibility and cost savings.

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The Wi-Fi network edge leads in an SDN world

Software-defined networking's (SDN) centralized, abstracted network model must be fed with the current state of the network. That information will come from the Wi-Fi network edge.

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Cajun redux? Avaya’s focus on data networking misses the mark

Avaya needs to focus on what the majority of its customers care about: team and customer engagement solutions.

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How auto repair chain accelerates networking with SD-WAN

Service King Collision Repair Centers is phasing out its MPLS system as the primary networking provider for SD-WAN appliances, says its CIO.

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Avaya’s edge network adapter is an IoT onramp

Avaya today released the 1.0 version of its Open Networking Adapter (ONA), a device the size of a deck of cards that plugs into any Ethernet-enabled machine and automatically connects it to a broader network while enforcing strict...

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Juniper addresses both sides of the branch networking problem

Juniper’s Cloud-Enabled Branch improves branch office network management, solving problems inside the branch network and issues connecting the branch.

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How IPv6 lays the foundation for a smarter network

IPv6 will help the internet grow. Potentially more exciting, though, is how the modern version of the internet protocol will make it smarter.

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Apstra comes out of stealth, solves the multi-vendor SDN challenge

Apstra’s vendor-agnostic, data center management system delivers on the vision of software-defined networking (SDN) without the associated risks.

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