Hydrogen, the OpenDaylight code release originally scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, is going to be postponed by a few weeks. There’s no surprise here—anyone working on multi-team projects generally should expect about 30 to 50 percent of the effort per cycle to be focused on integration testing and code conflict resolution.
Beta kits for Big Switch Networks‘ “P+V” architecture — the combined physical-/virtual-network control plane that’s an alternative to network overlays — were recently released a few weeks ago.
The OpenDaylight project just announced a flurry of new tech contributions ranging from network protocols to virtualization to security. It’s pretty amazing to see how much progress has happened in the past few months.
We hear both that NFV is moving very fast and getting traction, and yet also hear that it’ll take a while to get standards created — for example, what hypervisor standards, what orchestration standards aren’t defined yet. Do you think we’ll see early standards being published?
NFV is what makes a software telco, in a sense. The whole principle is that the hardware running these functions should no longer be so important. But it's an evolution, not a tactical 90-day or 180-day project.
Don't have time to listen to a 30 minute presentation on software-defined networking? You can probably read this primer in less than two minutes. I've also provided some additional resources that the primer doesn't include.
But just what is SDN? This article from Kurt Marko at Information Week seeks to cut through all of the buzz surrounding software-defined networking and get to the most important questions.
Maybe you still have some questions about software-defined networking, or perhaps you haven't been properly introduced to the topic. In either case, 10 key questions about software-defined networking (SDN) is a recent piece that is worth checking out.
Aaron and returning guest co-host Kenneth Hui (@hui_kenneth) talk to Scott Sneddon (@ssneddon) about the state of OpenStack Neutron as well Nuage Networks and upcoming proposed changes to Neutron.
It’s important to note that Cumulus is focused on a networking OS for bare metal switching hardware and not a vSwitch. Though given my experience as CEO and co-founder of Pareto Networks – I have scar tissue from this approach.
Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) is ACI’s brains for policy and management. It’s the crucial ingredient to Cisco’s software-defined networking (SDN) plan, and one of its central functions — the automatic assigning of policy to traffic flows — is something other vendors say they already do.
Reaction to the OpenDaylight across the SDNCentral community are mixed with many more questions than answers.
NFV presents a fresh look at the operator’s network, which was very much needed, and this is happening in the wake of software-defined networking.
Aaron talks with Kenneth Hui (@hui_kenneth) and Scott Lowe (@scott_lowe) about their OpenStack Summit session on OpenStack/VMware integration as well as get the latest on Nicira NSX from Scott.
The same models that helped Twitter raise close to $2B in its IPO are relevant across the infrastructure that makes up all data centers.
As a Fellow in HP’s Networking and Communications Lab, Paul Congdon was responsible for research in mobility, wireless and of course, SDN.
Hear from the first appointed head of the OpenDaylight Project, a Java-based open source project that aims to accelerate the adoption SDN.
On Monday, the Open Compute Project (OCP) kicked into a new gear with the first wave of designs being submitted for consideration.
We emphasize is that before making an investment decision to pursue (or not pursue) an open-source strategy — it’s important to understand the alternative paths and respective pro’s and con’s from a customer and partner value creation perspective.
The virtual switch, soft-switch, or ‘vSwitch’ is quickly becoming the heart of every datacenter network. While the bulk of industry dissuasion, debate, and public activity around network virtualization today is centered around network virtualization or SDN controllers; the real battle for network virtualization (aka software defined networking) is over the vSwitch.
VMware employees should get a good chuckle out of Cisco‘s Insieme launch on Wednesday, because for all its trash talking about overlays, Insieme is using the VXLAN protocol to run its data-center fabric.
After tantalizing the industry for more than 18 months, Cisco is revealing the software-defined networking (SDN) products and plan that Insieme has been working on. As expected, the spin-in is producing a new switch family, the Nexus 9000.
iscussions around Open frequently gravitate towards technology standards and the bodies that support them (IETF, ONF, and so one). In this context, the thinking is that technologies that are standardized will exhibit fewer (if any) vendor-specific elements.
The Open Networking Foundation had its first ever interoperability test event last year on March 5th -9th testing OpenFlow v1.0 at a lab in Santa Clara, CA. This video answers some frequently asked questions regarding OpenFlow and SDN soon after that test.
Tech media keeps predicting that Cisco is going to be hit the hardest by the arrival of software-defined networking. According to a Business Insider article , that has already happened in a $1B deal with Amazon, which was dropped to only $11M.