You might have any number of software controllers in your infrastructure: one for wireless, one for SD-WAN, one in the data center, one for security, and so on. Would it be useful to federate these controllers? Can we expect the industry to produce a controller of controllers? Is this even a good idea? Today’s Heavy Networking podcast ponders these questions with guest Rob Sherwood.
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IPv6 Buzz is back with a new episode on how SDN could change how we think about the role IPv6 plays in the enterprise. Our guest is Tim Martin.
The ONF launches Stratum for data programmability, Intel wants to turn the page on Meltdown & Specter with new chips, Trump cans Broadcom’s ambitions & more tech news analysis on the latest Network Break podcast.
Get your fill of tech news with Network Break! This week we examine stories from Equifax, Yahoo, Barefoot Networks, Nokia, Google and more.
On today’s Network Break, HPE and Big Switch partner in the data center, Brocade spins out its SDN controller, Aruba launches a new core switch and more
Carbon, the latest release of the OpenDaylight SDN project, focuses on stability and usability, and adds new features around VNFs and service chaining.
Two of the hottest trends in networking today are SDN and network disaggregation. This is great for many reasons. It’s also confusing. The marketing hype makes it hard to understand either topic. SDN has become so vague that if you ask 10 experts what it means, you are likely to get 12 different answers. Network disaggregation […]
The Packet Pushers explore the next chapter of SDN evolution with Big Switch founder Kyle Forster in this sponsored episode, including how SDN can make networks more resilient and responsive.
During the Network Field Day event, we received a product demonstration from Riverbed on their SD-WAN interface. They demonstrated the configuration needed to add a new device before you power it on at site (where it will auto-configure itself from the prepared configuration). Then they demonstrated how to create a security rule or ACL that […]
Startups Veriflow and Forward Networks may provide the visibility and operational stability to enable network operators to climb toward SDN.
In 2013, I wrote an article categorizing SDN into centralized control, network virtualization, orchestration, and programmability. Does that fit in 2016?
SDN isn’t a meaningful term. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have emerging networking techniques that are interesting, because we do. Which ones are they?
ONOS, the Open Network Operating System, has announced Hummingbird, the eighth release of the open source SDN OS designed for service providers.
With the Boron release, the OpenDaylight project appears to be settled, confident, and capable. The next phase of ODL could be a blossoming of network functionality, nurtured by its soil.
The tale of the SDN daymare.
Huawei has announced a new SDN controller, Agile Controller 3.0, that can be used in campus networks, the data center, the WAN, and in IoT deployments.
ONOS and ONF have developed a leaf-spine data center fabric using all open-source software running on white-box switches and controlled via SDN.
A new SDN Consortium, operated by UNH-IOL, will test the interoperability of OpenFlow switches and controllers, offer performance tests, and check standards conformance.
Avaya has released a new hardware device, the Open Networking Adapter (ONA), to streamline IoT connectivity and provide more granular network control over connected devices.
This week on Packet Pushers we talk with two VMware NSX customers who’ve implemented NSX in production. We’ll look at SDN use cases including microsegmentation and network virtualization.
In this Packet Pushers podcast, recorded live at Interop Las Vegas, Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks check in on the state of SDN in 2016.
Martin Casado, General Manager of the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware, joins the Packet Pushers to get nerdy about where SDN and VMware’s NSX have been, and where they’re going in 2016.
While SDN automates network configuration, it’s not a replacement for network or application performance monitoring tools. In fact, monitoring tools are likely to become more capable as software-driven data streams flow in from all parts of the data center.
Brocade has launched version 2.0 of its SDN Controller, a commercial distribution of OpenDaylight, the open source project. The company also announced two applications for topology visualization and managing flows.
Big Switch takes an innovative approach to pricing a hardware/software SDN product that cuts the customer’s capital expenditure in half and takes advantage of usage-based billing.