Software-Defined Networking/NFV

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

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Brocade VNF Manager can prevent virtual network services sprawl

Tool provides automated NFV orchestration and VNF management using standards-based architectures.

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Demystifying the Information Centric Network

Evolving to an ICN will deliver much-needed efficiencies and performance improvements. Learn why it is important and its role in next-generation 5G networks.

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New security fabric to unite Fortinet gear with that of other vendors

Fortinet is embarking on a mission for its firewalls and other products and those of third-party vendors to work together to boost security across core networks, remote devices and the cloud.

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How contact centers can benefit from SD-WANs

Software defined WANs can improve reliability and the customer experience while lowering costs

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Reinventing the WAN

While some organizations continue to make use of WAN services such as Frame Relay and ATM, the use of those services is quickly diminishing. As a result, we are rapidly approaching a time when IT organizations will have only two WAN...

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Women in Computing group taps Princeton routing, SDN researcher as Athena Lecturer

Jennifer Rexford, a professor of engineering and Computer Science Department chair at Princeton University, has been named the 2016-17 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing in honor...

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5 steps to launching Software Defined Networking

Follow these steps to reap the benefits of SDN without disrupting your IT environment

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How to choose a software defined WAN (SD-WAN)

A review of the key considerations that go into selecting a SD-WAN solution

SDN AppFest headed to New Hampshire in May

The non-profit Open Networking Foundation has announced that its annual software-defined networking (SDN) interoperability event, dubbed AppFest 2016, will be held in May in New Hampshire and will feature a Community Day intended to...

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Back to the Future: Time to really leverage new networking technology

The network area is a popular topic with the advent of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), but are these technologies really that new? And are we exploiting them to the level we will need to in...

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5 IoT trends to expect in 2016

In the networking space, 2015 was the year in which the Internet of Things became more mainstream. So, how are things shaping up for 2016? Are we on track?

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SDNs come to the branch office, with risks

Looking to save on networking costs, some CIOs are extending SDN capabilities to the WANs that connect remote offices. The challenge is that the fledgling SD-WAN market is unpredictable and driven largely by startups.

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IDC: SD-WAN market to hit $6B by 2020

IDC for the first time has forecast the size of the SD-WAN market to be a nascent $225 million last year, but growing at a 90% compound annual growth rate to $6 billion by 2020, driven by the adoption of cloud services and mobile...

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The networked world

Network World 30th Anniversary: The digital nervous system of the modern enterprise is driving today’s digital transformations.

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Managing the Software-Defined WAN

New intelligence in the WAN may require a new approach to management. This article outlines the considerations for enterprises managing SD-WAN solutions

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Cumulus changes CEO

Co-founder Rivers becomes CTO as Sales VP takes over Linux NOS vendor

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Cue another Silicon Valley CEO bowing out - Cumulus Networks sees a change

A sign of the times with VC backers getting antsy or simply a pragmatic reaction to organizational growth? Who knows?

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5 reasons to move to an SD-WAN

Software-defined WANs can save money and improve network performance.

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