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Alcatel-Lucent to take on Cisco, VMware in crowding SDN field

Alcatel-Lucent announces plans to extend switches to support programmability via software-defined networking technology

By , Network World
November 27, 2012 03:05 PM ET
Alcatel-Lucent's new OmniSwitch 6900

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The vendor will go up against Cisco with its Cisco ONE products, VMware with its recent Nicira acquisition, and Big Switch and its partners, as well as IBM and HP in the OpenFlow camp in trying to attract customers to its SDN implementation.

Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 25 years, 21 at Network World. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy.

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