Networking Without Limits: SDN

After nearly 40 years of creating enterprise software, there are few companies who have come to appreciate the importance of infrastructure in the quite the way we have at Microsoft. We recognize that to host great software and great apps, you need an equally great infrastructure for your datacenter. At Microsoft, we create and deliver ...

Cisco SDN news: new switches now, a controller later, and Insieme comes home

  SUMMARY:Cisco spin-in Insieme comes back to the mother ship as the multi-front battle with SDN rivals VMware et al. roils on. Cisco CEO John Chambers traveled to New York City for Wednesday morning’s launch of new products key to Cisco’s SDN story and, oh, by the way, to announce that Cisco is bringing Insieme, the ...

Cisco Counters Its Young Competitors in Data Networking

Cisco’s application-centric infrastructure includes software, services and partnerships meant to automate more of how software applications are deployed and run in both cloud computing systems and private data centers. Cisco Systems has announced its big play for the future of data networking, a multibillion-dollar business that holds the Internet together. It’s comprehensive, probably compelling for ...

Unconstrained data center networks for the cloud era

SUMMARY: Nuage Networks makes network services as dynamically available as virtualized applications need them to be, in a programmable and automated multitenant infrastructure. By utilizing the key tenants of software-defined networks (SDN), Nuage Networks brings the power of NOW to data center networks everywhere. The value of cloud services lies in the rapid and cost-effective ...

IBM gets patent to battle cloud ‘noisy neighbor’ problem with SDN

  photo: Shutterstock / macka SUMMARY:IBM has been awarded a patent for moving virtual machines across physical servers in a cloud in order to ensure applications are receiving the bandwidth they need. It’s an interesting solution to a problem that has plagued some cloud users. Even ardent cloud computing users get frustrated at times, and one ...

Survey: SDN benefits unclear to enterprise network managers

Organizations face many challenges as they work to manage and transition their data center networks to support emerging IT trends. Right now, the biggest impact on networking in the data center is the strong adoption of server virtualization; the networking industry has struggled to deliver products that rapidly, easily, and securely support the creation and ...

Juniper fast tracks Contrail SDN controller release

Will be available roughly nine months ahead of schedule. Looking to accelerate its push into the burgeoning software-defined networking (SDN) space, Juniper Networks Monday announced the availability of its long-touted Contrail SDN controller, roughly nine months ahead of schedule. The controller, which is open standards-based and aimed specifically at virtualised- or software-defined networks, is currently ...

Networks must evolve. See how Brocade makes deployment 5x faster

SUMMARY: Upgrading your network in a high-pressure environment isn’t easy. But finding the fastest way to deploy ethernet fabrics just got easier. Brocade® VCS® fabrics can be deployed five times faster than any other network on the market. See how. In order to capitalize on new opportunities and compete with global competition, IT must move ...

Vendors link hardware switches with VMware NSX network virtualization

VMWORLD 2013 CONFERENCE COVERAGE This article is part of an Essential Guide, our editor-selected collection of our best articles, videos and other content on this topic. Explore more in this guide: 1. – VMWORLD 2013 NEWS: READ MORE IN THIS SECTION IT pros take a critical look at VMware’s software-defined vision Networking virtualization may be a ...

Dell, HP unveil top-of-rack switches at VMworld

SAN FRANCISCO — Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. each unveiled new top-of-rack data center switches with high-density 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports at VMworld this week, further cementing the show’s relevance to the networking industry. The two IT giants announced their new switches as part of their overall participation in the partner ecosystem for VMware Inc.’s NSX network virtualization platform. ...