Software-Defined Networking/NFV

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

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AT&T will prove 5G using open-source SDN technology

AT&T teams with the Linux Foundation on critical open-source software-defined networking (SDN) infrastructure software to demonstrate new 5G applications.

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Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Terms and technologies come and go. I thought it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN it’s due. Not everyone agrees.

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SSL or IPsec: Which is best for IoT network security?

Network-based encryption such as SSL and IPsec can help guard against security threats to IoT gateways and devices. For this writer, IPsec is the better option.

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Service insertion—Why it’s so important

Service insertion helps enterprise networks spin up new network services rather easily. For anyone considering SD-WAN, service insertion is an invaluable feature.

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VMware further extends SDN software to work in non-VMware environments

VMware today launched two new versions of its flagship virtual networking product named NSX. One works in VMware environments and the other, NSX-T, is designed to be used with non-VMware management software and clouds.

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the...

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What P4 programming is and why it’s such a big deal for Software Defined Networking

A new programming language named P4 controls processor chips in routers and switches and is gaining steam across the networking world because it is further disaggregating the networking stack. This is an explanation of what P4 is and...

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'Best-kept secret in SD-WAN' publicly rolls out managed service

A Maryland-based EchoStar subsidiary best known as a provider of network management services announced today that it will offer a managed SD-WAN product as part of its HughesON lineup.

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Big Switch brings agility, scale to network packet brokers

The scalability and agility enabled with Big Switch Network’s next-generation NPB—Big Monitoring Fabric—lets IT departments operate and innovate faster.

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Top 10 questions about Avaya’s networking business

Avaya Networking is strong and can stand on its own, but ongoing financial struggles have hurt the Avaya brand and led to talk of it being sold.

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Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

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Death to the hybrid WAN

The continued use of hybrid WANs and SD-WANs just adds confusion to the terms. It’s time to use the term SD-WAN and stop talking about hybrid WANs.

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5 New Year's resolutions for the telecom industry

Here's a look at five New Year's resolutions telecom service providers can make for a healthy, happy and adventurous 2017.

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3 steps to increase the business value of your network

Raise both the strategic and business value of your infrastructure by making the network work for you with these three steps.

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Will networks and security converge in 2017?

We went rummaging through our fortune cookies and came up with this Yoda-like network and security prediction for 2017: security shall networking become.

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Network predictions for 2017

Zeus Kerravala dons his Carnac the Magnificent hat and offers five predictions for what will happen in the network world in 2017.

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Real edge computing will enable new business models

Real edge computing will enable new business models that could change the playing field in 5G.

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Citrix is building your workspace of the future

Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov – one year after taking over from long-time leader Mark Templeton – is working to show how all the company’s pieces play together in making Citrix the focal point of the ‘workspace of the future’ for nimble...

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