Software-Defined Networking/NFV

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

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Gartner predicts: SD-WANs to replace routers, but which SD-WAN is the question

Gartner WAN expert says enterprises had better check SD-WAN vendors' balance sheets twice before selecting provider.

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Is your network a platform for business innovation and growth?

The network is an asset to exploit, not just depreciate. It’s a strategic platform for businesses, not just a necessary expense like electricity.

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Is infrastructure relevant in a software-defined world?

In the world of software-defined everything, the role of infrastructure is shifting dramatically and forcing technical professionals to adapt.

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Novelty seeking and networking

Novelty seeking plays a strong role in the world of technology, and strong IT leaders recognize the need to create opportunities for the novelty seekers in their organizations.


Adapting the network for the rise of containers

Container use is still relatively new, but it’s poised to have a big impact on the network. Big Switch Networks’ Prashant Gandhi explains.

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The growing importance of the network in the digital-first economy

As companies across all industries re-orient their focus to a customer-centric view of the world, the primary enabler of digital transformation is the network in all its forms.

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Accelerating business innovation: Don't let networks get in the way

To get the network out of the way of your business, put it at the heart of your business model. Make it automated, programmable and able to respond to needs in real time.

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Who is most likely to buy Avaya’s networking business?

Speculation is starting about what company Silver Lake will sell Avaya to. Here’s a look at companies most likely to buy Avaya’s networking business.

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SDN groups shack-up to promote standards, open software development

Software Defined Networking standard bearer, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and ON.Lab have merged with designs on further pushing SDN benchmarks and open source software development of the technology.

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Red Hat and Ericsson sign open source deal

Red Hat expands its partnership with Ericsson to focus on OpenStack, NFV infrastructure, software-defined networking, software-defined infrastructure and containers.

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Networks help you compress time

Facebook, Amazon and Google put new IP architectures at the center of their business models and turned the network itself into a platform for rapid business innovation.

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Sprint to get into managed SD-WAN game with VeloCloud-based offering

Sprint, AT&T and Verizon all now have sights set on managed SD-WAN services.


A night to remember: Engineering lessons from the Titanic

Heeding the lessons of the Titanic can help modern data center engineers avoid and mitigate fateful encounters with unforeseen menaces.

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Pradeep’s Principle: Give up on Moore’s Law and embrace automation

Whether or not Moore’s Law holds true, businesses should pay attention to Pradeep’s Principle and embrace automation.

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CIO eyes digital services in SD-WAN push

In a move designed to lure customers to its new services, including a software-defined wide area network, EarthLink hired American Cancer Society CIO Jay Ferro to rebuild its back-end and front-end systems as well as improve its sales...

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The growing network divide: What it means for your company and your career

Today's digital divide is about whether your network is designed to be a growth engine for your business or whether it’s holding you back.

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Is today's network cost structure indicative of the future?

As companies begin software-defined networking (SDN) projects, many recognize the cost benefits of virtualization. But are the network cost savings real?

Riverbed upgrades set sights on the SD-WAN edge, cloud integration

At Riverbed’s Disrupt event in New York’s upscale Conrad Hotel today, the company announced new products aimed at making it a bigger part of the average customer’s network.

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