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Understanding Software Defined Networking

If you aren't intimately familiar with Software Defined Networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

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Addressing WAN edge networking complexity with SDN and NFV
As enterprises add mobile users, virtualized services, and public and private clouds, they're running into constraints that threaten to limit their...
Cisco, VMware take SDN battle to policy arena
The focus in SDNs and programmable networking is shifting to application policy, an area where vendors can instill their unique architectures and...
Cisco looks at extending OpFlex
Cisco says it is looking into extending its OpFlex policy protocol, unveiled this week at Interop, to legacy platforms such as the Catalyst 6500.
Cisco looks at extending OpFlex alternative to
Cisco says it is looking into extending its OpFlex policy protocol, unveiled this week at Interop, to legacy platforms such as the Catalyst 6500.
Interop 2014: Mobile is here, cloud is next, SDN is coming
Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the...
Cisco reveals OpenFlow SDN killer
At Interop this week, Cisco is unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it...
Alcatel-Lucent ups the ante in unified access
At Interop this week, Alcatel-Lucent updated its wired/wireless unified access portfolio with a new access switch, and SDN and application analytics...
Extreme binds Enterasys gear tighter to its own
Extreme Networks has unveiled a software architecture for building SDNs and enabling interoperability between its technology and that of recent...
HP bucks up unified access line to better battle Cisco, others
HP this week at the annual Interop Las Vegas conference is rolling out extensions to its unified access wired/wireless product portfolio designed to...
Network World launches National Conference on SDN, OpenFlow, Network Virtualization and Applications in a Software Defined Environment
Network World is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Network Exchange (ONX) conference, taking place May 13-14, 2014 in Chicago. The ONX...
SDN changing the shape of networking, IT careers
Cisco recently announced new certifications for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) programmable networking initiative, its response to...
Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller
Dell this week rolled out products designed to help customers build and scale cloud environments.
11 tips to prepare for SDN
Making the leap to SDN? Don't jump in blind. It helps to know what software-defined networking is, first off, and then what it can do for you.  
Forum created to push optical SDNs
SDN start-up Vello Systems this week said it is forming an organization to promote open source and software-defined networking principles to optical...
At Goldman Sachs SDN is déjà vu all over again
Goldman Sachs has been doing SDNs for a long time. It just wasn't called SDNs when the investment giant invested in network programmability. It was...
Inside Cisco's private cloud
Do private clouds work?  
SDNs move from theory to reality
SDNs have gone from concept to reality.
NEC scales OpenFlow SDNs
NEC this week rolled out a new version of its SDN software that includes an OpenFlow-based method for interconnecting data centers.
Brocade seeks SDN edge with early OpenFlow 1.3 support
Brocade this week announced broad support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP product line to extend SDNs beyond research and academia and into commercial...
Is SDN your next security nightmare?
The big buzzword in networking these days is Software-Defined Networking (SDN),  a de-coupling of the data plane and the control plane that allows...