Note: We had an audio problem and Network Break 19 is now fixed.
A short discussion on the problems of Docker networking.
If you’re in the data-center business, you’ve probably been following the Open Compute Project (OCP). And if you haven’t, you should. OCP is Facebook’s response to dealing with a server count that likely exceeds a million. Their innovations around scale and serviceability are simply too compelling to ignore.
Today in Dusseldorf the OpenDaylight Project is announcing that Dell is upgrading to Platinum membership to expand its vision of a software-defined data center based on openness and interoperability. It underscores the industry convergence happening around open source in networking and bodes well for users who want the ability to chose the right SDN solution for their needs.
The press release is below and here is a blog from executive director Neela Jacques:
Dell Ships Big Tap Monitoring Fabric: Big Tap 4.0, in conjunction with Dell Open Network switches, delivers scale-out network visibility, deeper packet inspection, and remote data center monitoring. To see how you can make the leap from legacy NPBs click here.
NEC is the latest software-defined networking (SDN) partner to line up with Dell, as the companies announced Tuesday that Dell will resell the NEC ProgrammableFlow controller.
As you may have seen, Cumulus Networks today announced its new Cumulus Linux 2.5 software release. The launch of Cumulus Linux 2.5 will significantly expand Cumulus Networks’ addressable market, allowing more traditional enterprises to use Cumulus Linux on bare metal switches, which will increase competition with industry heavyweights like Cisco and Juniper. A couple of other quick highlights from the announcement can be found below:
The new version of Cumulus Linux will work in more traditional (Layer 2) network architectures in addition to the more modern ones (Layer 3) the company has supported to date.
Cumulus Networks is working closely with VMware, Hortonworks and OpenStack integrators to make it simpler for customers to use bare metal switches in popular cloud environments.
The company is publishing step-by-step guides, letting potential customers test remotely and holding training sessions that will help IT professionals gain comfort with open networking.
A10 Networks Security Alliance Forms a Platform to Interconnect Security Solutions, Improving Security for Customers and Extending Partners’ Functionality
Brocade Collaborates With VMware to Support the New IP and Advance Adoption of the Software-Defined Data Center and Network Virtualization
Big Cloud Fabric: The world’s first bare metal SDN data center switching fabric is shipping now! Initial deployments span financial services, higher education, government, and enterprises of all sizes. Read the announcement.