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Data center fabric wars
Check out the August edition of the Network Evolution E-Zine to read about the battle of network fabric vs. software-defined networking (SDN), and learn whether these technologies are competitive or complementary. You'll also learn about deep packet inspecting tools, and how to decide the best technique for your organization. Finally, in our exclusive interview with VMware networking CTO Allwyn Sequeira, learn about the software-defined data center, the future of OpenFlow and the future of network virtualization. Get answers to your toughest networking questions in this month's issue.
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Features in this issue
Are data center fabrics and software defined networks competitive or complementary technologies?
Can incompatible fabrics be good for data center networking?
As more enterprises consider deep packet inspection tools, network managers must choose the technique that works best for them.
Wireless network bandwidth monitoring is important for users who must remain within data caps that are often broken by smartphone/tablets and cloud services.
News in this issue
VMware networking CTO Allwyn Sequeira explains the software-defined data center, the future of OpenFlow and how the company already has network virtualization 'nailed.'
Columns in this issue
In this point-counterpoint feature, two network engineers turned-bloggers—Ivan Pepelnjak of IOS hints and Brad Casemore of Twilight in the Valley of Nerds—take opposing sides in the battle of network fabric vs. SDN. Read both, and see which side you agree with.