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Cisco: Defining Network Programmability

Network programmability is such a generic term, like SDN and the whole Software Defined X paradigm, that it means different things to different people. Not so long ago network programmability was synonymous with Openflow but as time passed and pragmatism kicked in, the industry settled around a common view. Driven by real benefits like time and […]

Microsoft Network Virtualization in the Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Stack

Using VXLAN for Encapsulation and OVSDB for Policy Distribution Windows Server 2016 is the perfect platform for building your Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) with new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for hosting business applications and infrastructure. A critical piece of this SDDC is the new Software Defined Network (SDN) Stack which provides agility, dynamic […]

Foundations of Modern Networking: SDN, NFV, QoE, IoT, and Cloud Book

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Foundations of Modern Networking is a comprehensive, unified survey of modern networking technology and applications for today’s professionals, managers, and students. Dr. William Stallings offers clear and well-organized coverage of five key technologies that are transforming networks: Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Quality of Experience (QoE), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloudbased […]

The benefits of Software Defined Network for Cloud Computing

Software-defined networking (SDN) is an umbrella term covering several kinds of network technology aimed at making the network as agile and flexible as the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center. The goal of SDN is to allow network engineers and administrators to respond quickly to changing business requirements. In a software-defined […]

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014

Analysts Examine Top Industry Trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 in Orlando Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014.  Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 10. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential […]

NEC rolls out OpenFlow for Microsoft Hyper-V

NEC this week unveiled a virtual switch for Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor which is designed to bring OpenFlow-based software-defined networking and network virtualization to those Microsoft environments. The NEC ProgrammableFlow PF1000 provides a single control plane for integrating server and network virtualization in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V deployments, NEC says. This integration is designed to enable network automation, more rapid […]

Wanna Be A Security Player? Deliver It In Software As A Service Layer…

As I continue to think about the opportunities that Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) bring into focus, the capability to deliver security as a service layer is indeed exciting. I wrote about how SDN and OpenFlow (as a functional example) and the security use cases provided by each will be a differentiating […]

Geek Out with HBO: It’s All About Network Virtualization

SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante ”geeked out” with Mike Banic, VP of Marketing at HP and Walter Kerner, VP, Network Services and IT Security at HBO for the “geeky segment” of HP Discover 2012 to discuss the most popular area in the market—network virtualization. Furrier opens up the interview with Banic by introducing […]

SDN Switch Company Takes Aim at the Cloud

SDN switch vendor Pica8 this week unveiled a reference architecture intended to help cloud providers develop their programmable networks using Pica8 products. The architecture includes a physical switch, integrated with a hypervisor virtual switch and an SDN controller adhering to the OpenFlow 1.2 standard to communicate between the three components. The system combines the Open vSwitch (OVS) 1.7.1 virtual […]

Exploring Private Cloud Pipes

There’s very little argument when discussing the need for change in traditional data center networking to support private cloud–most all agree it’s required. The real discussion typically focuses around how to implement that change. Concepts such as open APIs, SDN, OpenFlow, VXLAN and fabrics are all discussed as the solution. In some cases they may […]

XenSummit 2012 Agenda and Speaker Line-up

The Xen Project, home of the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced the final speaker line-up and agenda for its annual Xen Summit North America conference. The event will be held, August 27-28 in San Diego, California and is co-located with CloudOpen and LinuxCon North America. XenSummit attracts prominent Xen community members and thought leaders from around […]

Why Software-Defined Networking Could Revolutionize Networking

Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic in the network community. Vendors such as Big Switch, Brocade, Cisco and HP are getting into the mix, and just about anyone in networking is making announcements. Additionally, OpenFlow is an open-source option for building an SDN control plane. Why is the industry buzzing? Because the technology could […]

HP VANs Take Cloud Computing to a Higher Level

One of the major challenges associated with anything cloud is the integration of different instances of cloud computing that are geographically distributed. The networking complexity involved in setting up and managing those clouds has made the whole concept of hybrid cloud computing somewhat impractical for many. Hewlett-Packard today announced it has solved that problem with […]

Citrix Releases XenServer 6 – Optimizes for the Cloud Era

Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced the availability of XenServer® 6, the most recent edition of its server virtualization product line. As a key component of the Citrix cloud computing and virtualization strategy, XenServer 6 brings new optimizations and improved scalability and performance for cloud infrastructure, desktop virtualization and networking. XenServer continues to grow market presence […]

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