News Category: Software Defined Data Center

Finding IT Professionals With SDN Skills Remains a Struggle

With any major technology transition there is a gap between the time when the innovation is created and when there is a critical mass of IT professionals available with training and knowledge on how to deploy that state-of-the-art technology. Although software-defined networking (SDN) and network...
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What is SDN? How Software-Defined Networking Changed Everything

The internet began as a system for applying addresses to servers. Now it's a means for giving names to services, and distributing those services across the planet. SDN gave rise to a new way of implementing computing on the broadest scale of infrastructure, and has become, for better or worse, the...
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Open Source SDN Project Could Let Network Admins Duplicate Production Environments

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an increasingly attractive option for organizations looking to automate more of their data center operations. However, SDN deployments typically accompany vendor lock-in, as hardware manufacturers such as Cisco provide proprietary software solutions to go with...
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Software-Defined Storage or Hyperconverged Infrastructure?

It’s easy to get software-defined storage (SDS) confused with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). Both solutions “software-define” the infrastructure and abstract storage from the underlying hardware. They both run on commodity servers and pair well with virtualization. Reporters, analysts,...
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Wendy Cartee, Nick McKeown, Guru Parulkar, and Chris Wright discuss the first 10 years of software defined networking at Open Networking Summit North America.

The First 10 Years of Software Defined Networking

In 2008, if you wanted to build a network, you had to build it from the same switch and router equipment that everyone else had, according to Nick McKeown, co-founder of Barefoot Networks, speaking as part of a panel of networking experts at Open Networking Summit North America.  Equipment was...
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Submit your proposal to speak at Open Networking Summit Europe, happening September 25-27 in Amsterdam.

Speak at Open Networking Summit Europe – Submit by June 24

Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS EU) is the first combined Technical and Business Networking conference for Carriers, Cloud and Enterprises in Europe. The call for proposals for ONS EU 2018 is now open, and we invite you to share your expertise Share your knowledge with over 700 architects,...
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Software-Defined Networking Is Harmonizing for Networking's Future

Heather Kirksey held up her smartphone. "How often do you stare at your smartphone? How often do you use the Internet on your phone?" asked the vice president of network functions virtualization (NFV) and director at the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), speaking at the Open Networking Summit. "That's...
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Open Source Zeroes In on the Edge

The important role that open source will play in distributing compute power to the edge is coming into clearer focus here this week, with multiple initiatives and some significant contributions from major industry players. The Open Networking Foundation kicked things off with its announcement of a...
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Juniper's OpenContrail SDN Rebranded as Tungsten Fabric

Sometimes, rebranding is a good thing. Juniper Networks' OpenContrail was an excellent open-source software-defined network (SDN) program. But, it was perceived as being too much under Juniper's thumb to draw many outside developers. Realizing this, Juniper spun OpenContrail out into a community-...
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Check out these four new training courses that provide both introductory and advanced knowledge of ONAP and OPNFV technologies.

4 New Training Courses Help You Keep Pace with Open Source Networking

Open source networking is transforming how enterprises today develop, deploy, and scale their networks and services. To help you keep pace with the evolution that is taking place in enterprise networking, The Linux Foundation has expanded its training offerings to include four new open networking...
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