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Open vSwitch 2016 Fall Conference

The third annual Open vSwitch conference focused on Open vSwitch and OVN. Learn more  
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ONOS Hummingbird SDN Release Touts Core Control Function Improvements

ON.Lab’s ONOS Project noted its eighth SDN platform release expands southbound and northbound protocol, legacy device support. The telecommunications market’s choice of software-defined networking platforms continues to blossom, with the Open Networking Laboratory’s Open Network Operating System...
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East-West Encryption: The Next Security Frontier?

Microsegmentation, a method to create secure, virtual connections in software-defined data centers (SDDCs), has already emerged as one of the primary reasons to embrace network virtualization (NV). But some vendors believe that East-West encryption of traffic inside the data center could be the...
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Transforming Rigid Networks into Dynamic and Agile Infrastructure

For service providers with rigid network resources, physically assigned in metro and wide-area networking (WAN)networks, their complex networking structures aren’t easily manipulated into making dynamic changes. Another challenge is the ability to manage their existing network connections, while at...
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How NV Can Increase IT Agility

As organizations of all sizes seek to transform themselves into digital businesses, the need for an agile IT infrastructure becomes ever more acute. Network virtualization (NV) can increase IT agility, according to emerging case studies and user feedback. Here’s an example of one of the challenges...
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Standards Move at Snail’s Pace for the NFV Community

There’s a general consensus among people working on telco virtualization that open source groups are replacing traditional standards groups. “In open source, code is the coin of the realm; express yourself with something that is useful,” said Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of AT&T’s...
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User-Centric Networks Will Drive New Architectures

The average person today is surrounded by a cloud. Smartphones alone connect people to a wide array of content and services. Add the other devices they interact with in the office or in their connected home, and the concept of user-centric network (UCN), created and controlled by the user over...
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How to Eliminate Foundation Fatigue in Open Source Networking

Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco, says the OpenDaylight Project really propelled the Linux Foundation as the go-to host for open source projects related to network virtualization. But, he adds, people working in open source networking are now experiencing “foundation...
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VMware Is Getting Serious About Telcos & NFV

VMware is amassing its telco-knowledgeable talent in an effort to boost its profile in network functions virtualization (NFV). VMware also hopes to contribute to open source efforts. The company plans to demonstrate some extensions toOpen Source MANO (OSM) at that group’s October meeting in Santa...
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Why Security Performance Will be Key in NFV

There is growing evidence that the data center is driving toward a more software-centric security model that will be core to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) technology. This new model means that security performance in NFV will be key. The cloud has...
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