Network virtualization technology
- November 22, 2019
Extreme Networks adds Fabric Automation features that make the company's virtualized data center networks more adaptive to changes by application developers.
- November 05, 2019
Arista joins Cisco, Juniper and VMware in the multi-cloud networking market. The new Arista CloudEOS leverages CloudVision for multi-cloud monitoring, automation and management.
- September 17, 2019
Cisco acquisitions in 2019 and 2018 include three that show the company preparing for when carriers will increase spending to ready networks for next-generation business services.
- August 29, 2019
The new NSX Intelligence unveiled at VMworld will act as a platform for running future VMware analytics to improve NSX security and performance, a company executive said.
- August 20, 2019
The VMware acquisition of Veriflow is expected to help vRealize users determine the integrity of a network design before it goes into production.
- July 30, 2019
The VMware acquisition of Uhana adds AI-driven network automation to VMware's virtualization platform for carriers. VMware competes against IBM's Red Hat.
- July 17, 2019
VMware surpassed Cisco in grabbing the largest share of the money spent on software-defined networking for the data center in 2018, when the SDN market reached $7 billion.
- April 10, 2019
Fortinet claims it has given its FortiGate SD-WAN and security appliance a boost. The vendor said a more powerful ASIC improves the performance of key Fortinet SD-WAN features.
- March 26, 2019
Startup Arrcus has added to its network operating system protocols that could appeal to cloud providers and companies with webscale data centers.
- November 16, 2018
In networking news, LiveAction launches LiveNX 8 and LiveWire; Kaloom and Red Hat collaborate for a virtualized central office; and Siemens and Aruba bridge the IT-OT gap.
- September 28, 2018
The Linux Foundation is driving VNF migration to cloud-native network functions, claiming the transition results in better efficiency, scalability and reliability.
- September 19, 2018
Juniper Networks has introduced the Contrail Edge Cloud. The platform for running service providers' network edge applications includes Contrail Networking and Red Hat OpenStack.
- August 14, 2018
Array Networks has added support for 40 GbE interfaces in its NFV appliance. The AVX hardware also has higher throughput for encrypted traffic.
- April 04, 2018
An IDC report named Apstra, Big Switch Networks, Plexxi and Pluribus Networks as SDN providers to watch; Martello aims to validate Elfiq-based SD-WAN; and Aryaka extends to China.
- February 06, 2018
Aryaka adds Radware DDoS security to its global private network to provide another layer of security. Also, Virgin Media Business intends to launch managed SD-WAN with software from Versa Networks.
- December 20, 2017
Check out the top SDN and SD-WAN news and trends stories from 2017 to prepare for what comes next in 2018.
- December 13, 2017
With its latest release, the CORD project moves to become a primary infrastructure to support edge computing. Also, Juniper plans to move OpenContrail to The Linux Foundation.
- November 10, 2017
Bloggers explore the VMware-VeloCloud acquisition, a possible new fragmentation of the enterprise IT market and the best approach to building a network segmentation strategy.
- October 26, 2017
Singtel anchors its managed software-defined branch service with technology from Versa Networks; MegaPath looks to Fortinet to bolster security for its managed SD-WAN service.
- October 06, 2017
The ETSI Industry Specification Group for NFV is living up to its name with the publishing of six new NFV specifications. Also, NSS Labs puts SD-WAN products to the test.
- September 15, 2017
Comcast networking now includes the new ActiveCore SD-WAN platform. The company is the first U.S. cable operator to offer the SDN service. Meanwhile, AT&T has unveiled better cloud connectivity.
- August 29, 2017
Juniper is strengthening Contrail security by adding microsegmentation as an option for networks that span multiple data centers.
- June 06, 2017
AT&T said it would continue supporting the Vyatta virtual router it has bought from Brocade. The service provider, however, won't take over all user contracts.
- May 15, 2017
With a new NFV platform, Array aims to combine fundamental load-balancing functions with third-party services that include security and management.
- May 11, 2017
Verizon's latest customer premise equipment is meant to simplify deployment of virtual network functions. The new Verizon CPE was introduced this week at the OpenStack Summit.
- March 07, 2017
Cisco has added cloud-based management to its HyperFlex hyper-converged integrated systems. The vendor also released a HyperFlex model with a much larger network interconnect.
- March 03, 2017
Riverbed launches an NFV management and provisioning platform; Super Bowl Wi-Fi data sets a new record; and ManageEngine premieres auditing for AWS and Azure.
- March 02, 2017
Early NSX adopter BayState Health is weighing the possibility of a future as an SDN service provider -- using multi-tenancy to run other organizations' networks parallel to its own.
- February 22, 2017
Cisco has introduced hardware that contains all the components for running virtual network functions. The new gear delivers Cisco VNFs in the data center and branch office.
- October 12, 2016
NFV architecture meets cloud orchestration in VMware's collaboration with GigaSpaces; Viptela and Versa Networks announce partnerships.
- September 21, 2016
This week, networking industry analysts and engineers examine containerized networking, Brocade's new router and the cost of modern networking.
- September 14, 2016
With virtualized networking now on the scene, tracking availability is more complex than ever. Learn about the latest technology and techniques for keeping the network manageable.
- August 05, 2016
In this SDN blog roundup, one networking pro looks at a new VMware tool for managing certifications, while another assesses new NFV-based managed security services.
- July 29, 2016
ICYMI: Verizon launches VNF service to enterprises; Ethernet organizations plan 2.5, 5 GbE plugfest for fall and Riverbed beefs up SteelCentral.
- July 25, 2016
Cisco has launched a vCenter plug-in for connecting the VMware management tool to applications running on non-virtualized servers.
- July 20, 2016
The latest AT&T Network on Demand service provides virtualized versions of Cisco or Juniper routers, Fortinet firewalls or Riverbed WAN optimization technology.
- June 16, 2016
This week, networking industry bloggers examine Symantec's decision to buy Blue Coat and whether cloud-native applications have merit.
- June 14, 2016
VMware says it will acquire startup Arkin to provide analytics that help customers broaden the use of NSX microsegmentation.
- May 02, 2016
This week, networking analysts explore Verizon NFV, SD-WAN as intent-based networking and automation costs.
- April 19, 2016
Carrier adoption of software-based network functions will lead to better virtual CPE for enterprise branch networks.
- March 30, 2016
Baystate Health and Sugar Creek Packing give Cisco and VMware SDN software separate chores in data center networks.
- March 17, 2016
AT&T is seeking developer input in deciding whether to open source its ECOMP SDN platform for self-service networking.
- March 02, 2016
The new Cisco NFV software stack will eventually run on any Intel-based x86 server.
- February 26, 2016
Introduced at Mobile World Congress, the latest Cisco NFV technology is an all-in-one package of computing, storage and networking infrastructure.
- February 03, 2016
ICYMI: Versa Networks and EMC present providers with turnkey 'vCPE in a box;' Aryaka released a new managed SD-WAN service; and ONUG formed a hybrid cloud working group.
- January 28, 2016
VMware plans to release this year a new version of its NSX virtual networking software. The product will connect enterprise data centers to public clouds.
- December 15, 2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's latest version of NNMi fills a need for better software tools to manage virtualized networks.
- December 14, 2015
ICYMI: Cradlepoint acquires SDN vendor Pertino, a new SD-WAN company boasts more than 40 customer deployments and ONOS releases a new version of its open controller platform.
- November 19, 2015
Midokura released a new version of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet at the OpenStack summit in Tokyo, with support for OpenStack Liberty, Ubuntu OpenStack and containers.
- October 20, 2015
Brocade has released network packet broker technologies for mobile operators. The product family includes open APIs and a virtualized NPB.
- October 16, 2015
In this week's round-up of blog posts from around the Web, an analyst takes a closer look at NFV management and orchestration (MANO), explaining why it could play second-fiddle to OpenStack.
- July 06, 2015
Masergy's new NFV platform acts like an app store for virtual network functions. One possible hurdle: Convincing enterprises the software is secure.
- June 25, 2015
Juniper Networks has introduced a compact peering router aimed at service providers looking to speed up content delivery.
- June 23, 2015
SD-WAN is creating a lot of buzz this year, but a new TechTarget survey shows that actual deployment will be limited this year, despite the number of new and traditional vendors in the market.
- June 18, 2015
AT&T and other carriers tell attendees at the Open Networking Summit they're committed to moving to open SDN. Google unveils Jupiter SDN platform at ONS.
- May 28, 2015
Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of ConteXtream is likely to bring a number of valuable features to HP's upcoming open NFV products.
- May 22, 2015
SN blogs: This week, an analyst says crossover between enterprise and telecom networking continues; The Internet of Things brings healthcare to poor countries.
- April 01, 2015
SN blogs: This week, the National Science Foundation showcases two of its main initiatives; an analyst urges readers not to forget World Backup Day.
- March 06, 2015
Docker's acquisition of SocketPlane is expected to help bring greater scalability to container virtualization, making the emerging hypervisor alternative more enterprise-ready.
- January 14, 2015
Pay-TV providers are adopting network functions virtualization as a mechanism for reducing hardware costs and for adding more flexibility in running network services.
- November 12, 2014
Juniper announces a new virtual MX router and an NFV platform based on the Contrail SDN controller and OpenStack.
- October 14, 2014
Distributed Cloud Networking is HP network virtualization software that borrows network overlay technology from ALU's Nuage Networks subsidiary.
- September 18, 2014
Ixia virtualizes its IxLoad network testing hardware for Network Functions Virtualization. Mobile operators will use it for NFV testing.
- September 12, 2014
SN blogs: This week, analysts discuss the future of physical networking, the networking benefits midmarket companies enjoy and security challenges fueled by cloud and mobility applications.
- September 04, 2014
In this Q&A with VMware principal engineer Bruce Davie, find out everything you need to know about VMware's NFV strategy.
- August 29, 2014
Gigamon integrated its network visibility infrastructure with VMware NSX for improved multi-tenant network virtualization monitoring.
- August 27, 2014
Riverbed says it SteelFusion optimization appliance can be used to provision virtual WAN overlay for "location-independent computing."
- August 25, 2014
At VMworld 2014, VMware highlighted the network security benefits of NSX, with micro-segmentation that makes every VM an island.
- August 25, 2014
Cloud architects can now automate the instantiation of F5 network services on VMware NSX networks through new F5 BIG-IP integration with NSX.
- August 20, 2014
Brocade boosted the Vyatta vRouter's NFV readiness with OpenDaylight integration and validation from service provider Telefonica, so that Vyatta can achieve 80Gbps performance on a standard server.
- May 02, 2014
Carrier Ethernet vendor Overture offers NFV orchestration and control software for service providers.
- April 10, 2014
Network as a Service has a robust future if enterprises can embrace software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.
- March 06, 2014
At the Open Networking Summit 2014, telecom operators said they're ready to take on SDN and NFV, but they admit the technology and tools aren't ready.
- March 05, 2014
AT&T is no longer waiting to build its next-generation network with SDN and NFV. AT&T's Domain 2.0 vision comes alive this year.
- March 03, 2014
HP, Cisco, Juniper and ALU are forging a new NFV vendor ecosystem, each releasing portfolios that marry SDN and NFV for dynamic service provisioning.
- February 26, 2014
SDN pioneer Martin Casado says VMware's hypervisor can be the 'Goldilocks zone' for network security.
- February 20, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent launched NFV technology and SDN for mobile networks that will enable on-demand provisioning and scalability for Voice over LTE.
- February 10, 2014
With its new OpenDaylight Hydrogen controller, IBM SDN will support OpenFlow 1.3 and a wide range of new network services.
- October 17, 2013
VMware announced general availability of its NSX network virtualization software, but it won't tell us how much it will cost.
- October 02, 2013
Nuage builds its own services gateway to integrate bare-metal servers into its overlay network.
- September 26, 2013
With the Network Convergence System, Cisco is delivering programmable routers for service provider networks with a path toward NFV.
- September 17, 2013
Juniper has made Contrail overlay software commercially available, and also open sourced the technology.
- September 16, 2013
IT silos aren't as bad as people say they are, unless they abuse tools like VMware NSX. Don't let it happen.
- September 09, 2013
We take a deep look at Cisco's response to the VMware NSX network virtualization platform and what it means about the future of SDN.
- September 09, 2013
The VMware network virtualization platform won't end the Cisco-VMware relationship, but it could hurt Cisco in the data center over the long term.
- September 06, 2013
Many network engineers think server admins will use VMware NSX to seize control of networking. It doesn't have to be that way.
- September 06, 2013
In this week's networking blogs, learn about VMware's NSX platform and hurdles VMware may face trying to make its virtualization platform a reality.
- September 05, 2013
With the launch of NSX, the Cisco-VMware network virtualization battle is on, but that won't spell death for VCE Vblock because users need simplicity.
- August 28, 2013
SearchSDN explored Twitter this week and saw Twitter users split on the release of VMware's NSX solution.
- August 27, 2013
HP will integrate its SDN controller and network management platform with VMware NSX for joint management across physical and virtual networks.
- August 27, 2013
VMware NSX brings advanced networking to virtualization, so will network and server pros be running two separate networks at once? That's not ideal.
- August 27, 2013
Every major network hardware vendor minus Cisco announced integration of their physical switches with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
- August 26, 2013
VMware NSX adds advanced routing and services to virtual networks, but there's still a problematic gap between virtual and physical infrastructures.
- July 30, 2013
OpenDaylight will integrate Open vSwitch management protocol, OVSDB, into its controller for the ability to provision and manage virtual switches.
- July 19, 2013
SearchSDN explored Twitter this week and saw users discussing if SDN and network virtualization are equal, and the impact of SDN on hardware.
- July 15, 2013
SearchSDN explored Twitter this week and saw users discussing an SDN definition, OpenFlow and Java, and Cisco's SDN strategy.
- June 28, 2013
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing Cisco Live and Cisco onePK, as well as SDN, hardware and data center costs.
- June 28, 2013
Is network virtualization just vaporware? Many think so. But some major players predict it could materialize sooner than you think.
- June 10, 2013
F5 Networks added NVGRE gateway support for network virtualization and virtual BIG-IP availability in Microsoft's Azure cloud.
- May 17, 2013
In this week's networking roundup, bloggers advise how to use Overlay Transport Virtualization and discuss what's needed for a mature SDDC.