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SDN: From Slideware to Software in 2013?

January 10, 2013
2013 should be the year SDN transitions from an over-hyped R&D project to an actual product category. At same time, the market will split into several distinct architectural approaches.

Network Computing's Best Stories of 2012

December 28, 2012
From SDN to cloud to 802.11ac, Network Computing's reporters and bloggers brought their insight and expertise to the biggest stories of 2012. Here's a sample of some of their best work.

SDN: Is Big Data a Killer App?

December 17, 2012
A major promise of software-defined networking is that it will unleash new applications to take advantage of network programmability. Big data may be one category poised to leverage SDN.

News Roundup: SDN, Network Management and Private Clouds

December 14, 2012
This week saw the release of an SDN reference architecture from startup Pica8; a new version of EMC Smarts software; and updated software from ScienceLogic for managing private clouds.

Plexxi Cuts a New Path to SDN

December 05, 2012
Plexxi, an SDN startup, launches a custom switch and controller to enable software-defined networking for enterprises and cloud providers. Unlike other controller architectures, Plexxi doesn’t rely on OpenFlow. Its secret weapon? An optical interconnect.

SDN: 5 Things CIOs Must Know

December 03, 2012
Software-defined networking promises to pull today’s network into the virtual age, but CIOs have to separate speculation from reality. Here are five observations to help guide IT leaders’ thinking.

Alcatel-Lucent’s SDN Strategy Downplays OpenFlow

November 30, 2012
Alcatel-Lucent has announced its SDN roadmap for the coming year. The company plans to offer a RESTful interface in two of its OmniSwitch product lines before it adds support for OpenFlow.

Why We Need Network Abstraction

November 26, 2012
Highly virtualized data centers are exposing cracks in traditional network constructs such as VLANs. New approaches that abstract the physical network, including network overlays, are key to providing flexibility and scale.

SDN Is Business, OpenFlow Is Technology

November 15, 2012
Software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow aren’t the same thing. We’ll clarify the technical differences and discuss a more important distinction: SDN emphasizes applications that drive network usability and business requirements, while OpenFlow is a technology to link an SDN controller and network devices.

Extreme Networks' 40 GbE, 100 GbE Switch Modules Target Data Centers

November 15, 2012
Extreme also opens up its OS to support OpenFlow 1.0 and OpenStack to enable more flexible network architectures.

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