Tags: Software Defined Networking

OPNFV Gambia — Doing What We Do Best While Advancing Cloud Native

Today, the OPNFV community is pleased to announce the availability of Gambia, our seventh platform release! I am extremely proud of the way the community rallied together to make this happen and provide the industry with another integrated reference platform for accelerating their NFV deployments....
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Akraino Edge Stack project is focused on anything related to the edge and will provide standardized blueprints for implementing virtual network functions in production.

Open Source Akraino Edge Computing Project Leaps Into Action

The ubiquitous topic of edge computing has so far primarily focused on IoT and machine learning. A new Linux Foundation project called Akraino Edge Stack intends to standardize similar concepts for use on edge telecom and networking systems in addition to IoT gateways. The goal to build an “open...
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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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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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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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Crossing a New Milestone in NFV: Open Source Verification of Commercial Products

As we kick off 2018, the OPNFV Compliance & Certification committee—the members driven body within OPNFV that defines recommendations to the Board for policies and oversight for compliance and certification—is pleased to announce the launch of the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP). The program is...
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Unraveling the MEC Standards Puzzle

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is quickly gaining traction as a disruptive technology that promises to bring applications and content closer to the network edge. It is also expected to reduce latency in networks and make new services possible. Analyst Iain Gillott of iGR Research says that he...
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Google Improves Latency 40% Within its Software-Defined Networking

Google engineers figured out a way to improve latency within the company’s software-defined networking (SDN) platform — Andromeda. Google released the latest version of the platform, Andromeda 2.1, today and says it reduces network latency between Google Compute Engine virtual machines by 40...
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Software Defined Networking (SDN) Explained for Beginners

Over the past few years,  Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been a  key buzz in the computer networking/IT industry. Today, more and more companies are discussing SDN to leverage it for their business and future growth plans. Reason being, SDN reduces CAPEX (capital expenses of network...
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Software Defined Networking Fundamentals

Software Defined Networking is the second session in Software Defined Networking Fundamentals (LFS265), a self-paced, online course from The Linux Foundation. This free sample chapter explores a short history of networking and software-defined networking (SDN), the architecture and operations of a...
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