Tags: SDN

ONF to Merge With On.Lab

 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is merging with On.Lab, creating one entity that will curate standards such asOpenFlow while developing software projects such as ONOS and the Central Office Re-Imagined as a Datacenter (CORD). The groups have begun operating as one organization led by On.Lab...
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Software-Defined Networking Puts Network Managers in the Driver's Seat

SDNs can help organizations keep up with evolving network demands in an app-centric IT environment and give network managers much more flexibility. The strategy behind the network architecture inside many of today’s data centers was developed during the x86 era of server-desktop computing. Much has...
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Carriers Embrace Trial & Error Approach as NFV Becomes Real

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Telcos kicked off the SDN World Congress here with boasts about how un-telco-like they’ve become, influenced by software-defined infrastructure and the world of virtualization. Specifically, they’re starting to adopt software’s “agile” philosophy by being willing to proceed...
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Bithika Khargharia
Dr. Bithika Khargharia, a principal solutions architect at Extreme Networks and director of product and community management at the Open Networking Foundation, discusses the Atrium Enterprise project at OpenDaylight Summit.

The Open Source SDN Distro That Keeps Microsoft’s WiFi Secure

In case you didn’t know, “Microsoft IT is big,” according to Brent Hermanson, who leads the Network Infrastructure Services group for Microsoft IT.  In a keynote presentation at OpenDaylight Summit in September, Hermanson noted that Microsoft IT has users and locations all over the globe.  Until...
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AT&T Will Launch ECOMP Into Open Source in 2017

A top AT&T executive said the company will launch its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management, and Policy (ECOMP) platform into open source by the first quarter of 2017. And the Linux Foundation will be the host of the open source project. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux...
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Chris Rice, AT&T
Chris Rice, Sr. VP of Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design of AT&T, provided an overview of AT&T’s networking journey during his keynote address at the ODL Summit.

The Evolution of Open Source Networking at AT&T

For many years AT&T has been on the forefront of virtualizing a Tier 1 carrier network. They’ve done so in a very open fashion and are actively participating in, and driving, many open sources initiatives.  Their open initiatives include Domain 2.0, ECOMP, and CORD, all of which are driving...
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ETSI Releases Its Open Source MANO Software Stack

ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) group today announced Release ONE, the first code out of the NFV management and orchestration (MANO) project. ETSI touts that OSM can natively support VIMs from VMware and OpenStack and can also support various software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. It can also...
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A Primer on OVN

OVN is a virtual networking platform developed by the fine folks over at openvswitch.org. The project has been in the works for nearly two years now and is starting to mature to the point of being production ready. In this posting I’ll walk through the basics of configuring a simple layer-2 overlay...
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Tom Bie
China telecom giant Tencent is looking to SDN to solve network challenges on a massive scale, said Tom Bie in his keynote at Open Daylight Summit.

Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN

“SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit. The China telecom giant should know about the issues of massive scale networks: they...
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Santiago Rodriguez
The way we build our networks is transforming, said Ericsson's Santiago Rodriguez, in his Tuesday keynote at OpenDaylight Summit.

Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.     “Society...
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