News Category: Networking

Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN

Study provides a view into how enterprise networks are changing.  Companies are tackling surging bandwidth requirements by adding bigger network pipes and adopting newer technologies such as cloud and software-defined networking, according to a new study released today. The ninth annual State of...
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ONUG Hopes to Nudge Networks Toward Real Interoperability

For all the complexity underlying software-defined networking (SDN) — the shift to a DevOps culture, the ending of siloed organizational habits — one recurring gripe is that all these “open” and “standards-based” networking products don’t operate cleanly with one another. It’s an old complaint in...
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Know Your Virtual Workloads: Block Size & Workload Shift

To properly design and optimize your data center, it's important to understand various workload characteristics, how they change over time, and how they impact application performance. I've identified the top six things you should know about your virtualized workloads. In my last post, I looked at...
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OPNFV’s Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs

OPNFVs first Plugfest was held at CableLabs facility in Louisville, CO. This event, which focused on deployment and integration of OPNFV as well as Virtual Network Function (VNF) applications, was open to both OPNFV members and non-members. A key goal of the Plugfest was to fortify OPNFV's...
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Evolution or Revolution? The Impact of Open Source on Communication Providers

The march toward open source is rapidly turning into an all-out race, with research projects and applications extending to new industry sectors, including communication providers. What started out in the software realm has moved into the hardware space, bringing with it significant changes for...
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What’s the Difference Between Open-O & OSM?

It’s ridiculously early in the existences of Open-O and Open Source MANO (OSM), two open source NFV management and network orchestration (MANO) efforts that emerged at almost the same time this year. But it’s not too early to spot differences between the two. Specifically, each group hopes to solve...
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Container Services: Hello from the Outside!

Gary Olliffe, a research director at Gartner, published an insightful post titled "Microservices : Building Services with the Guts on the Outside"  that nails how the microservices architectural pattern deals with system complexity. In his post, Gary describes how in a microservices-style...
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Network Disaggregation: Opening The Last Black Box

Most people think of network disaggregation as separating hardware from software, but the story goes deeper than that. While hardware and software separation are a big part of the SDN concept, there is also disaggregation of network switch ASICs. There are five switch ASIC manufacturers in the...
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SDN Manages the Electric Grid, Too

The California Independent System Operator announced it is using Dispersive Technologies for software defined networking (SDN) to control the flow of electricity on its power grid. The non-profit California ISO manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that...
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NFV and SDN - A Comcast Perspective

Embracing open source has seen Comcast transform from a cable company to a networking company and now to a software company, highlighted Nagesh Nandiraju, Director of Next Gen Network Architecture, Comcast in his plenary talk at Open Networking Summit 2016. “Underlying all of this requires a big...
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