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November 21, 2012  10:07 AM

Brocade to Wall Street: IP networking sales are down but customers love VCS



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Brocade VDX, campus networks, CLI, data center fabric, data center networks, Local Area Network, Network, Networking, software-defined networking

In Brocade's latest quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts, executives revealed that its VCS data center fabric and VDX switches are winning new customers and expanding their footprint in existing accounts. Also, VCS fabric customers are telling Brocade that the technology will help them...

June 20, 2012  5:00 PM

SDN vendor Plexxi partially emerges from stealth with virtualized optics strategy



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, Networking, openflow, Plexxi, software-defined networking

When Cisco introduced its Open Network Environment at Cisco Live last week, Cisco executives spoke about the importance of northbound APIs, leveraging the...


April 25, 2012  12:16 PM

Juniper reveals some full QFabric deployments in earnings call



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
data center fabric, data center networks, Juniper, Juniper QFabric, Networking, software-defined networking

Enterprises tend to be conservative with their data center networks, which makes Juniper Networks' efforts to displace legacy architectures with its new data center...

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April 24, 2012  9:09 AM

Cisco SDN strategy: Insieme morale issue is a sideshow



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, data center networks, Networking, openflow, shortest path bridging, software-defined networking, TRILL

Many of the bloggers who have analyzed and reported on the news of Insieme, Cisco's latest spin-in, have talked about how the


April 17, 2012  5:11 PM

LineRate Systems: Virtualizing Layer 4-7 services



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
cloud computing, Layer 4-7 services, LineRate, network stack, network virtualization, Networking, software-defined networking

Keeping up with emerging start-ups in the software-defined networking (SDN) market is becoming a full-time job. Most of the SDN buzz centers on Layer 2/3 networking. That's what is dominating the agenda at this week's


March 29, 2012  4:23 PM

Cisco’s mysterious spin-in hiring talent from SDN vendors



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Cisco, Insieme, network virtualization, Networking, Nicira, software-defined networking

I think it's safe to say that Cisco's answer to software-defined networking and OpenFlow is starting to take shape. Om Malik reports that Insieme (or Insiemi, depending on...

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February 2, 2012  11:12 AM

HP Networking makes OpenFlow generally available on 16 switch models



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Cisco, HP Networking, IBM, NEC, Networking, openflow, software-defined networking

HP Networking announced today that OpenFlow support is generally available on 16 different switches within it's HP 3500, 5400 and 8200 Series. Openflow, an open source protocol,

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January 11, 2012  12:52 PM

Big Switch Networks offers open source OpenFlow controller



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Big Switch Networks, Networking, Open source, openflow, software-defined networking

Big Switch Networks is releasing an open source version of its OpenFlow controller. The controller,


June 9, 2011  4:56 PM

Software-defined networking should focus on Layer 3 … at least for now



Posted by: rivkalittle
layer 2 networking, open source networking, openflow, software-defined networking, virtual firewall, Vyatta

The talk around software-defined networking at Interop last month may have centered around OpenFlow and and Layer 2, but at the Cloud...


June 9, 2011  4:56 PM

Software-defined networking should focus on Layer 3 … at least for now



Posted by: rivkalittle
layer 2 networking, open source networking, openflow, software-defined networking, virtual firewall, Vyatta

The talk around software-defined networking at Interop last month may have centered around OpenFlow and and Layer 2, but at the Cloud...


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