SDN meets the real world: implementation benefits and challenges

This report underwritten by: Nuage Networks 1Executive Summary Software-defined networking (SDN) is an enabling technology shift that mimics for networking what server virtualization brought to data centers. From little more than a research project a decade or so ago, SDN has become one of the biggest trends in the data center, and for good reason. ...

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 ...

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 ...

VMware NSX brings advanced networking to virtualization: Is it enough?

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 ...

Survey shows 1 in 5 enterprises use software-defined networks

  photo: Flickr user ditatompel SUMMARY:Lots of IT people want to kick the tires of SDN, and big advantages are expected, from faster service delivery to higher productivity. Whether SDN will deliver on those expectations is another story. Although people have been talking about software-defined networking (SDN) for about three years now, use cases don’t come ...

Cisco spin-in Insieme Networks comes out of stealth, sort of

ORLANDO, Fla. — Insieme Networks, Cisco’s much-discussed, stealth subsidiary, debuted at Cisco Live this week, but exact details of the company’s technology remain unclear. When Cisco quietly formed the company last year, many believed Insieme would develop Cisco’s answer to software-defined networking (SDN), but then the company started hiringapplication-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) engineers, which indicated it was working ...