Issue OverviewNetwork Evolution - August 2012 Vol. 3, No. 4
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. Access >>>
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Data center network fabrics vs. software – defined fabrics
by Shamus McGillicuddy
Are data center fabrics and software defined networks competitive or complementary technologies?
Deep packet inspection tools: Proxy vs. stream-based
by David B. Jacobs, Contributor
As more enterprises consider deep packet inspection tools, network managers must choose the technique that works best for them.
- Data center network fabrics vs. software – defined fabrics by Shamus McGillicuddy
With network fabrics, choosing a vendor means commitment
by Michael Morisy
Can incompatible fabrics be good for data center networking?
Using wireless network bandwidth monitoring to stay within data caps
by Lisa Phifer, Contributor
Wireless network bandwidth monitoring is important for users who must remain within data caps that are often broken by smartphone/tablets and cloud services.
- With network fabrics, choosing a vendor means commitment by Michael Morisy
VMware networking CTO on SDN, OpenFlow and network virtualization
by Shamus McGillicuddy
VMware networking CTO Allwyn Sequeira explains the software-defined data center, the future of OpenFlow and how the company already has network virtualization 'nailed.'
- VMware networking CTO on SDN, OpenFlow and network virtualization by Shamus McGillicuddy
Point-Counterpoint: Do both SDN and data center network fabrics fail?
by Rivka Gewirtz Little
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.
- Point-Counterpoint: Do both SDN and data center network fabrics fail? by Rivka Gewirtz Little
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