• WAN aggregation, SDN the best next steps for network optimization

    WAN aggregation allows continuous, high-performance networking, and software-defined networking delivers greater security, visibility and control. In this tip, expert John Burke evaluates both technologies to help you better optimize your network.

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  • The SDN implications of Facebook’s open source switch

    In this Q&A, Facebook explains how the Open Compute Project's plans to design a switch will affect SDN -- and potentially make OpenFlow scalable.

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,075 pointsBadges:
  • SDN blogs: SDN in telecom; Cuckoo hashing; what is ONIE?

    This week, SDN bloggers explore the future of SDN in telecom, Cuckoo hashing, the Open Network Install Environment, and the ONF's OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program.

    MMcNickle545 pointsBadges:
  • SDN essentials: Why network orchestration and virtualization?

    The goal of SDN is dynamic networks, so it's crucial to understand the concepts of network orchestration and virtualization -- the keys to flexibility.

    ITKE344,900 pointsBadges:
  • Path Computation Element primer: Are PCE and SDN connected?

    Is there a role for Path Computation Element -- a seven-year old IETF protocol that separates the control plane from the head-end router -- in SDN?

    ITKE344,900 pointsBadges:
  • Network programming languages Frenetic and Pyretic simplify OpenFlow

    OpenFlow can simplify networks, yet the protocol itself is complex. Network programming languages Frenetic and Pyretic streamline OpenFlow SDN.

    ITKE344,900 pointsBadges:
  • In mobile networks, SDN and NFV mean service orchestration

    In mobile networks today, it can take months to deploy infrastructure and services, but SDN and NFV allow for orchestration and dynamic provisioning.

    ITKE344,900 pointsBadges:
  • Networkers on Cisco SDN: Far superior, if you’re into rip-and-replace

    Network pros say the Cisco SDN strategy beats the competition in programmability, but they question what happens to their existing Nexus investment.

    rivkalittle1,400 pointsBadges:
  • Jennifer Rexford: The road to SDN programming language started at AT&T

    SDN researcher Jennifer Rexford talks about her work with SDN programming languages and Pyretic, a Python-based language for OpenFlow networks.

    MMcNickle545 pointsBadges:
  • OpenDaylight: Can hardware vendors really lead open source SDN?

    With the OpenDaylight Project, vendors are hoping to collaborate on open source SDN. But it could turn into a battlefield for an SDN holy war.

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,075 pointsBadges:

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