Software-Defined Networking/NFV

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

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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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Riverbed’s back with a beefed-up SD-WAN solution

Riverbed Technology roars back with a batch of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) announcements, including SteelConnect 2.0.

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Aerohive introduces the software-defined LAN

Aerohive’s software-defined LAN (SD-LAN) brings a level of agility, visibility and automation to the campus LAN that it never had before.

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The time Cisco's Rob Soderbery hooped it up vs. NBA's Kyrie Irving

Reading about Cisco exec Rob Soderbery's departure from the company, I couldn't help thinking back to the first time I came across the enterprise products muckety-muck: Back at Interop 2013 in Las Vegas, where Soderbery took on...

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Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Over the past few years most organizations have significantly increased their reliance on the Internet, primarily due to the outsourcing of utility applications like email, unified communications, ERP, CRM, etc., to SaaS providers....


A closer look: VMware's NSX extends to the public cloud

At VMWorld 2016, Network World's Brandon Butler chats with Guido Appenzeller from VMware about its move to extend NSX functionality to the public cloud.

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Augmedix solves digital healthcare challenge with help from Aryaka

Aryaka Network’s global SD-WAN helps Audmedix provide fast and stable connections between U.S.-based doctors and globally distributed scribes.

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How VMware’s cross-cloud NSX will work

VMware this week announced plans to extend NSX, its software defined networking product, to public IaaS cloud computing platforms, allowing customers to manage multiple cloud environments with a single network management portal. But...

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VMware SDN’s new killer target: Cross-cloud management

At VMWorld this week, the virtualization giant VMware is positioning its fast-growing software defined networking product named NSX as a cross-cloud management platform, allowing customers to manage workloads across their on premises...

Named Data Networking is on the horizon, and SDN will help make it a reality

NDN shifts the focus of networking from origins and destinations to the information itself

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VMware CEO pledges cloud computing freedom

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference, shares the big news from the event, including new tools that make it easier for customers to build cross-cloud environments, as well as an...

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