Posts Tagged ‘ SDN ’

OpFlex, Standards-Based Protocols, and Cisco’s Messaging Problem

April 15, 2014
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On April second, Cisco introduced something that seems to make a lot of sense in its new declarative-based, ACI-led world of software-defined networking: a policy mechanism. The blog post about it was pretty straightforward: it included the obligatory nods toward the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and open-source communities, defined the differences between the traditional…

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SDN, NFV, and the Hardware Cycle of Life

April 10, 2014
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Despite all of the rapid innovation and the incredible rate of change in technology, there are some things that you can count on. One of those things is that the transition from hardware to software is a cyclical one, and if you look at any one segment of the market long enough, that becomes apparent.…

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Software-Defined Networking (SDN): What Is It?

March 4, 2014
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN): What Is It?

SDN is getting a lot of hype at the moment. Coupled with its kissing cousin, network virtualization, it is all the buzz. So what exactly is it? At its most basic level, SDN is an approach to networking in which the control plane is decoupled from hardware and given over to a software controller.  

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Network Virtualization: Not Just for the Service Provider

November 14, 2013
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Many network virtualization products appear to be aimed at the top 10,000 customers worldwide, accounting for their price as well as their published product direction. While this is a limited and myopic view, many claim it is for the best, their reason being that network virtualization is only really needed by the very large networks.…

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Virtual Networking Is Not Network Virtualization

October 9, 2013
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Virtual Networking Is Not Network Virtualization

While SPB is a very interesting protocol, my questions were about how deep into the virtual environment the protocol extends. While SPB and other networking protocols are considered by some to be network virtualization, I could not see this within the realm of the virtual network and hence, confusion reigned supreme. Depending on who is…

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Automation Weaknesses

May 6, 2013
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Over the last few weeks I have been struggling with automating deployment and testing of virtual desktops for my own edification. This struggle has pointed out automation weaknesses which need to be addressed for automation and the software defined data center to succeed and not only be deployed from software but also self-healing and all…

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IT Automation: Where is the Center?

February 26, 2013
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The network binds it all together, the network could be the center of IT Automation.

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News: CloudBolt Integrates Cloud Management with Nicira Network Virtualization

January 11, 2013
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CloudBolt Software has announced that version 3.5 of CloudBolt Command and Control (C2) will integrate with VMware Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). CloudBolt C2 takes advantage of the NVP virtualization API's to programatically create complex secure networks, entirely in softwarer, and completely independent of the underlying network hardware.

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Vyatta: Building Block for Brocade SDN Plans

November 6, 2012
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Brocade has stated they will buy Vyatta for an all cash deal. This is good news for Vyatta and perhaps a way for Brocade to partake of software that could rival VMware's purchase of Nicira when Vyatta's own SDN features are married with Brocade Ether Fabric technology. Brocade has been in the software business for…

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