Software defined networking
- March 13, 2020
HPE has unveiled carrier software for the 5G Core. HPE touts flexibility in pricing and tech in its 5G Core Stack, which would compete in a market dominated by six vendors.
- February 12, 2020
Tech buyers are frustrated and confused over network vendors' software subscription models. Some buyers say they're unconvinced the pricing models favor them.
- January 22, 2020
The VMware acquisition of Nyansa is expected to provide network traffic analytics that cover the SD-WAN and the wired and wireless LAN.
- January 10, 2020
Cradlepoint Netcloud has new analytics that help companies avoid the cost of exceeding the limits of their data plans for wireless links on the vendor's SD-WAN.
- January 09, 2020
The latest update of the Aruba SD-Branch includes intrusion detection and prevention software built into the product's gateway appliance.
- December 30, 2019
Cisco 2020: The networking giant begins the new year with an overhauled service provider business, and SD-WAN and customer challenges in the enterprise.
- December 11, 2019
Silver Peak has launched a cloud-based SD-WAN orchestrator that provides centralized control of multiple Unity Orchestrators deployed in separate locations.
- December 06, 2019
Aruba, Cisco, Citrix and Silver Peak are among the first SD-WAN vendors to integrate their products with the AWS Transit Gateway.
- October 11, 2019
Revenue from SD-WAN sales surged by 23% in the second quarter as enterprises opted to replace traditional edge routers with SD-WAN routing.
- September 26, 2019
The Aryaka hybrid WAN is expected to help the vendor sell more to customers that have found its global SD-WAN too expensive for connecting sites in one geographical location.
- July 26, 2019
The latest IDC SD-WAN market report shows the amount companies spend annually on infrastructure will more than triple from 2018 to 2023, when it will reach $5.25 billion.
- 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.
- June 27, 2019
Pica8 claims its PicOS network operating system will address rising security and efficiency challenges with its new network access control integrations.
- June 21, 2019
The latest NSS Labs SD-WAN report gives Fortinet the best ratings for value and total cost of ownership, while Silver Peak gets the worst of eight vendors.
- June 14, 2019
VMware plans to acquire Avi Networks. The VMware acquisition of the application delivery controller maker will fill gaps in VMware's NSX virtual networking software.
- May 21, 2019
Riverbed's latest update is spearheaded by the launch of its SaaS Accelerator, promising to speed up SaaS apps primarily for enterprise users working remotely.
- May 07, 2019
The new Cisco SD-WAN for co-location facilities is aimed at enterprises that have dozens of branch offices in major cities in multiple countries.
- April 11, 2019
The new Juniper SD-WAN as a service integrates with the vendor's EX Series wired LAN switches and the Mist wireless LAN. The bundle shows Juniper moving toward an SD-branch offering.
- February 12, 2019
Netsurion has introduced a software-defined branch product for retailers, hotels and restaurants. The managed SD-branch, called BranchSDO, includes networking and security.
- February 08, 2019
The first phase of integration between the Cisco Viptela SD-WAN and DNA Center is aimed at providing WAN access from branch offices.
- January 30, 2019
The latest version of the Cisco APIC controller is designed to bring consistency to managing network fabrics on AWS, Microsoft Azure and private data centers.
- January 30, 2019
SDN deployment varies among service providers and enterprises due to risks, costs and use cases. But, when it comes to SD-WAN, both groups appear to agree about the potential.
- January 25, 2019
Arrcus has introduced a 400 GbE network operating system, demonstrating a maker of a stand-alone NOS can keep pace with the largest networking companies.
- January 23, 2019
Cisco has provided AppDynamics integration with ACI, the company's software-defined networking architecture. Cisco expects the integration to help DevOps teams.
- December 13, 2018
The combination of Lenovo RackSwitch models with Cumulus Linux and NetQ monitoring software is aimed at companies that prefer open networking in the data center.
- December 07, 2018
Big Switch cloud fabric for AWS has a network packet broker. The company launched Big Mon for the cloud this week. Upcoming tech includes Big Cloud Fabric and Multi-Cloud Director.
- December 07, 2018
In networking news, SolarWinds updates its network management software; a report predicts SDN's future; and Barefoot Networks updates its P4-programmable switch.
- December 05, 2018
Juniper has bolstered the security features in its Advanced Threat Prevention product. The vendor also released a Juniper ATP appliance for midsize enterprises.
- November 30, 2018
AWS Outposts, the new on-premises hybrid cloud, includes a VMware Cloud version that is not expected to provide NSX as a native option for connecting to the AWS public cloud.
- November 29, 2018
Aviatrix has introduced software for dividing virtual private clouds into secured groups on AWS. AVX Orchestrator complements AWS' Transit Gateway, launched this week at re:Invent.
- November 28, 2018
Startup Apstra has launched version 2.3 of its intent-based networking OS. The new Apstra AOS includes analytics for finding the root cause of network problems.
- August 02, 2018
Kontron has bought open source networking company Inocybe. The specialty hardware maker is adding SDN software to its portfolio as telco customers buy more commodity systems.
- July 12, 2018
UNH-IOL updated its IPv6 testing program to comply with newly released regulations for network devices procured by government agencies, adding SDN and IoT support along the way.
- May 11, 2018
With the availability of Nutanix Flow, the HCI vendor merges SDN and microsegmentation to incorporate networking capabilities in its hyper-converged infrastructure stack.
- May 04, 2018
Verizon has built a software-defined networking controller for its legacy routers. The Verizon SDN technology is being used on Cisco and Juniper hardware delivering Ethernet services.
- April 25, 2018
With the spring 2018 ONUG conference coming up on May 8 to 9, Nick Lippis, ONUG co-founder, discusses how IT teams are facing disruption from technologies like the cloud and SD-WAN.
- 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.
- January 12, 2018
Cisco and Hyundai will release jointly developed software-defined vehicles in 2019. These connected cars will boast a Cisco-built software-defined platform and 1 Gbps Ethernet.
- 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.
- November 14, 2017
Brooks Brothers, a VeloCloud SD-WAN and VMware customer, sees the VMware acquisition as a positive. But enterprises in mixed-vendor environments could face an important decision.
- October 31, 2017
The 2017 ONUG conference focused on new uses for SD-WAN, the development of standards and offered a sneak peek into emerging technologies, like containerization and automation.
- October 24, 2017
During ONUG's fall conference, panelists debated whether to buy or build IT infrastructure. Company IT execs say the final decision depends on a company's culture and talent.
- October 11, 2017
MEF published the Sonata and Presto APIs and also said it will work with ONAP to govern how service providers can automate and orchestrate their software-based networks.
- September 29, 2017
Cloud-based infrastructure is reshaping the networking industry -- an issue ONUG has seen within its user community and will address at its upcoming fall conference in New York City.
- July 18, 2017
Mushroom Networks announced the availability of its VNF WAN tools to new and existing partners. Also, Level 3 introduces a managed SD-WAN service.
- May 04, 2017
Find out how three enterprises are experiencing the benefits of software-based networks as their staffs are freed up from manually tweaking network components.
- May 03, 2017
SD-WAN vendor Viptela is the latest Cisco acquisition, as the networking vendor takes steps to fortify its cloud services portfolio.
- April 25, 2017
Pluribus Networks announced a Netvisor SDN upgrade with its adaptive cloud fabric that replaces controller SDN architecture. Cradlepoint upgrades its SD-WAN and 4G LTE foundation.
- April 07, 2017
Google Espresso, unveiled at the Open Networking Summit, is a peering architecture that improves the delivery of application services from Google Cloud.
- February 08, 2017
Cisco ACI software is being used by less than a third of enterprises that have bought the application's companion hardware, the Nexus 9000.
- January 23, 2017
In this SD-WAN use case, find out how The Tile Shop retail stores improved WAN bandwidth usage for business needs by implementing Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN.
- January 13, 2017
Viptela, a startup in the SD-WAN market, taps former Cisco exec Praveen Akkiraju as its new CEO. Akkiraju's immediate goal for Viptela is to help customers migrate to the cloud.
- January 12, 2017
One SDN blogger discusses I2RS, a hybrid model of SDN in the works, while another expert categorizes NFV and SDN vendors. Also, ONF updates its vision after its merge with ON.Lab.
- December 27, 2016
Cisco's push into SDN concerns network operators who see the Cisco software strategy as de-emphasizing traditional hardware.
- December 21, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, SD-WAN paced SDN trends as it permeated the SDN world; Cisco and VMware dominated SDN deployments; and concerns remain about training.
- November 22, 2016
After learning about the benefits of data center SDN technology, Steelcase Inc. overcame a fear of change and made the leap to Pluribus Networks' Netvisor operating system.
- October 28, 2016
Enterprises need to prepare networking team members for SDN and DevOps, as the industry continues to change, Verizon and Yahoo said at the ONUG fall conference.
- October 13, 2016
Nick Lippis, co-founder and co-chairman of ONUG, describes what to expect from ONUG 2016. Major topics will include digital transformation and its effect on the IT industry.
- September 22, 2016
SDN market-watchers discussed Project Boulder's SDN interoperability trial, nine good reasons to buy white box switches and Riverbed's latest SD-WAN strategy.
- September 20, 2016
A recent survey by IHS Markit finds that a majority of service providers are implementing SDN with an eye toward developing new managed services like SD-WAN.
- July 20, 2016
This week, bloggers assess SDN switching at UNH InterOperability Laboratory, network telemetry, a federal court cloud case and the Delilah Trojan.
- July 14, 2016
Networking bloggers ask why vendors don't offer a complete software-defined environment for data centers and discuss options to improve security monitoring alerts.
- June 29, 2016
Juniper has introduced SD technology for enterprises that the vendor says will simplify the deployment of branch networks.
- June 06, 2016
Companies that want to take full advantage of Cisco ACI should skip VMware's NSX to avoid conflicts between the SDN products.
- May 18, 2016
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has turned to SDN and Corsa data-plane appliances in tackling soaring demand on ESnet research network.
- May 02, 2016
New Verizon data centers are part of a two-pronged strategy of helping customers and taming suppliers through open technology.
- March 30, 2016
This month's Network Innovation Award goes to Cisco for its SDN controller, APIC Enterprise Module, which aims to replace manual, laborious network tasks with policy-based automation.
- March 29, 2016
This week, bloggers explore SDN and white box switching, cybersecurity as a business issue and upgrading vSphere environments.
- March 09, 2016
In this week's blog roundup, a survey of early adopters offers insights into the evolving definition of SDN, and several service providers join an SDN alliance.
- February 26, 2016
In the world of SDN, Layers 2 and 3 tend to take all the glory. But Fiber Mountain's Glass Core architecture puts the focus on the physical layer for the first time.
- February 26, 2016
SDN pioneer Martin Casado is leaving VMware, and analysts say the departure is unlikely to affect VMware's SDN tech strategy.
- February 24, 2016
Cybersecurity company Nexusguard said it implemented SDN technology to fight large DDoS attacks -- automating routing decisions and scaling network resources.
- February 12, 2016
In recent blog posts from around the Web, experts discuss BGP as a routing protocol in data centers, whether software will really 'eat hardware' and the role of SDN in IoT.
- February 04, 2016
Microsoft is preparing to release a Windows Server SDN stack that could make the company a rival to Cisco and VMware in software-defined networking.
- February 03, 2016
Midokura and Pluribus Networks have released SDN management tools as companies wrestle with the complex networking architecture.
- January 27, 2016
In this SDN blogs roundup, an expert says deploying SDN is more important than defining it; an SDN company gets Google's attention; and the brite box turns 2.
- January 27, 2016
Big Switch Networks hopes to boost brand awareness and market reach with freemium software for SDN development.
- January 08, 2016
In our latest roundup of posts from SDN blogs, analysts explore network functions virtualization trends, SD-WAN adoption rates and software-defined security tools.
- December 29, 2015
Next year is expected to be a breakout year for SDN development, as a large number of enterprises and service providers take their projects into production.
- December 18, 2015
You've got SDN questions, and we've got answers. Covering topics ranging from SD-WAN to NFV, here is the most-read advice from SearchSDN's experts this year.
- December 11, 2015
This week, software-defined networking bloggers explore Juniper's decoupled QFX5200 switch, the basics of VXLAN and how Cisco's APIC-EM system lets users ease into SDN.
- November 30, 2015
A survey shows more than half of telecom pros are considering NFV; Talari focuses on financing SD-WAN; and Platform9 broadens private cloud management.
- November 20, 2015
This week, bloggers explore the role of IT service management in SDN automation, Juniper's disaggregation of Junos software and complications of modern networks.
- November 13, 2015
In this week's SDN blog post roundup, an expert assesses the future of VMware, and other bloggers take us to the Kubernetes and IETF conferences.
- November 06, 2015
The big question at ONUG's fall Great Debate: 'Will software solve networking's biggest problems?' Software narrowly beat hardware in a post-smack down audience poll.
- November 02, 2015
Software-defined networking isn't just for carriers, cloud providers and hyper-scale Web companies. Instead of asking "Why SDN?", some mainstream enterprises are asking "Why not?"
- November 02, 2015
After years of hype, high-profile mergers and proven use cases, enterprises hesitated to use SDN. Is it finally time for it to secure a spot in mainstream networks?
- November 02, 2015
Software-defined networking (SDN) gained early traction with the companies that had the resources to deploy it and a clear, immediate need for its benefits: cloud providers, carriers and hyper-scale data center operators. They were October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15
This week, ONOS appoints a community manager; Pluribus demonstrates a hyper-converged infrastructure; Oracle launches a cloud-deployable signaling router.
- October 22, 2015
In this week's blogs roundup, we take a closer look at the challenges of open source projects, the growing pool of SD-WAN suppliers and Riverbed's Project Tiger.
- October 15, 2015
Bank of America has solved enough of OpenStack's troubles to start running production workloads on the platform next year.
- October 08, 2015
In this week's roundup of blog posts from around the Web, a Gartner analyst shares five common reasons for software-defined networking meltdowns.
- October 02, 2015
Cisco is preparing to open up ACI, the company's SDN framework, to nonpartner products that provide Layer 4-7 network services.
- September 30, 2015
In this week's blogs round-up, an analyst predicts that SDN/NFV will see decisive changes in 2016, while a blogger says open source SDN projects are gaining steam.
- September 29, 2015
HP agrees to resell the Pica8 network operating system on the Altoline SDN switch.
- September 15, 2015
Brocade has released an ODL controller upgrade and apps for building private and public clouds based on OpenDaylight and OpenStack.
- August 24, 2015
Fiber Mountain says its optical switch dramatically outperforms standard SDN switches in data center latency, while ScienceLogic will support Cisco's ACI.
- August 13, 2015
Cisco SDN product sales grew by 200% last quarter, according to CEO Chuck Robbins. Products included Nexus 9000 and Cisco's SDN controller.
- August 13, 2015
Some speculate that SDN could prevent a network outage like the one that brought United Airlines to a screeching halt. Others, however, say the industry needs an SDN reality check.
- August 03, 2015
An overabundance of SDN protocols are expected to dim OpenFlow's importance and eventually lead to less flexible network controllers for corporate data centers.