- January 08, 2015
Hyperscale data center operators have radically altered their infrastructure with open network hardware that runs a range of operating systems. As this strategy trickles down into the enterprise, vendors are unveiling branded-but-open technology.
- January 07, 2015
In telecom news, a report found little competition among ISPs at higher broadband speeds, and Google discusses potential cost benefits with Title II reclassification.
- November 26, 2014
User Activity Monitoring is as important as asset monitoring for enterprise network security, finds research from Enterprise Management Associates.
- November 18, 2014
Organisations should never be forced into a features and benefits conversation with their prospective service providers. The majority of network designs produced by our BT Business partnership ...
- October 28, 2014
VSS Monitoring offers a low-price network packet broker to network monitoring operations in mainstream, midrange enterprises.
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- October 15, 2014
NEC is hoping to push OpenFlow technology to a wider audience with a low-cost SDN starter pack.
- October 14, 2014
Distributed Cloud Networking is HP network virtualization software that borrows network overlay technology from ALU's Nuage Networks subsidiary.
- October 09, 2014
Pica8 switch software PicOS now supports ONIE bootloader. Pica8 also offers a limited test version for free download onto white-box switches.
- October 06, 2014
US readers will no doubt tune out but wait. Although BT IP Clear is a UK based service, the technology refers (as a rule, there are exceptions) to unmanaged connectivity from BT. The US market is ...
- September 18, 2014
Like open source controllers, commercial SDN controllers have begun to come to market as part of various vendors' SDN platforms. We rounded up five commercial SDN controllers to know about.
- September 16, 2014
With its SDN certification program, the ONF aims to set a standard for engineers to have a broad, foundational understanding of SDN technology and concepts.
- 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 01, 2014
Amtrak's announcement to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi emphasizes the pressure on the transportation industry to provide faster service at a low cost.
- July 31, 2014
Cisco ACI is now shipping, with starter kits available at $250,000. Network engineers will now measure ACI against VMware NSX and other overlays.
- July 29, 2014
Open source SDN controllers enable the testing of applications and the promotion of network virtualization and NFV. Check out five open source SDN controllers to know about.
- July 21, 2014
With SDN and DevOps, IT teams will shift control of the network to collaborative teams of virtualization, server, application and network pros. This will shrink network teams and force network pros to reposition themselves.
- July 17, 2014
Apple iOS 8 will add a MAC address spoofing feature to iPhones and iPads for wireless privacy. It could interfere with Wi-Fi location-based services used by many consumer-facing businesses.
- July 15, 2014
Arista announced top-of-rack 7280E with 100 GbE uplinks. It also released an optic that allows a migration from 10 to 40 GbE without a fiber upgrade.
- June 19, 2014
ThousandEyes is this month's SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award winner for its network performance platform.
- May 29, 2014
Bloggers look at network automation with Ansible; SDN, IPv6 hype; and the differences between SDN, automation and orchestration.
- May 20, 2014
OpenDaylight and OpenStack combine to enable IT as a service, but first the communities must wade through the overlapping features.
- April 23, 2014
New SDN wireless technology uses intelligent controllers in the cloud to granularly direct traffic and policy among access points on premises.
- April 16, 2014
Microsoft, VMware, Intel and Red Hat have submitted the GENEVE encapsulation protocol to the IETF for network overlay standardization.
- April 02, 2014
Cisco proposed OpFlex as an alternative, southbound SDN control protocol that relies on distributed network intelligence.
- March 31, 2014
OpenFlow can be transformed into a network control protocol that pushes past Layer 2 to transform the WAN and optical transport layer of the network.
- March 04, 2014
Like Tinker Bell, network engineers can work magic by sprinkling fairy dust on formerly dormant equipment. And it doesn't cost a cent.
- February 28, 2014
Plexxi's Michael Bushong says the Open Networking Summit 2014 should move beyond the SDN buzz and into the technical nitty-gritty.
- February 25, 2014
The RSA conference convenes in San Francisco this week. But, asks Michele Chubirka, is the meeting really focusing on the critical issues?
- February 14, 2014
The security and integrity of software-defined networking remains unproven, particularly the controller, which is a single point of failure.
- January 29, 2014
The multifaceted Cisco SDN onslaught trudged forward with the OpenDaylight-based XNC controller, onePK support on the Nexus 7700 and ACI momentum.
- January 23, 2014
Cisco's revision of the CCNP Security certification curriculum will teach engineers how to do their jobs rather than master devices.
- January 10, 2014
After determining your organizational needs, it's time to find a vendor whose SDN product works for you. Here are 42 vendors that sell SDN products.
- January 08, 2014
Considering SDN technology? SDN expert Ethan Banks breaks down 14 questions to pose to an SDN vendor before investing in their technology.
- December 18, 2013
Whether they were sharing content or chatting with peers, SDN experts had a lot to say on Twitter this year. We picked out 15 to follow.
- December 11, 2013
In the Cisco vs. VMware SDN battle, Cisco ACI may win out among network engineers, who are more comfortable with the hardware-centric approach.
- December 06, 2013
2013 was a big year for SDN, and no other group had more to say about the new technology than SDN bloggers. We rounded up ten SDN blogs worth reading.
- December 05, 2013
SDN and NFV simplify service chain provisioning, making it easier and cheaper to spin up applications in enterprise and service provider networks.
- December 02, 2013
New vendors are pushing network architectures that decouple software from hardware and run on bare metal switches with merchant silicon. Have we reached the x86 era in networking?
- November 27, 2013
VMware NSX integration with Palo Alto Networks applies advanced security policies to network virtualization overlay traffic.
- November 19, 2013
Cisco's new SDN master plan revolves around new hardware -- the Nexus 9000. Are your old Nexus switches obsolete?
- November 18, 2013
SDN brings flexibility to networking, but this will require engineers to gain new skills in order to fill the emerging role of network programmer.
- November 14, 2013
Cisco competitors blasted the new Cisco SDN strategy, saying it uses inflexible hardware for software-driven networks and bypasses SDN standards.
- November 13, 2013
Multiple SSID network configurations can be trimmed down with dynamic policy controllers in order to boost wireless LAN performance.
- November 07, 2013
Glen Kemp discusses Juniper's open source SDN controller and the impact the OpenContrail project and NFV may have on enterprise customers.
- October 29, 2013
SDN researcher Jennifer Rexford talks about her work with SDN programming languages and Pyretic, a Python-based language for OpenFlow networks.
- September 27, 2013
Two Cisco-certified experts detail the five biggest challenges admins face when configuring Cisco routers and switches.
- September 19, 2013
Brocade's Vyatta 5600 virtual router is 10 times faster, setting the stage for telco deployments, NFV and high-performance overlays.
- September 13, 2013
With a centralized control plane and easy-to-use APIs, does SDN introduce new network security vulnerabilities? New SDN security strategies can help.
- September 10, 2013
802.11ac range is shorter than previous Wi-Fi standards. Enterprises can overcome range shortcomings with range extenders, additional access points.
- 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.
- August 27, 2013
Every major network hardware vendor minus Cisco announced integration of their physical switches with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
- August 22, 2013
The pros and cons of Agile and Waterfall development are telling. Handle development processes thoughtfully to benefit from both.
- August 05, 2013
Using big data for SDN is important for centralized control and programmability, but do the tools exist to mine data and then apply it to the network?
- August 01, 2013
HP Networking's lifetime warranty gets a boost with free 24/7 phone support for three years on all campus switches and branch routers.
- July 30, 2013
OpenDaylight will integrate Open vSwitch management protocol, OVSDB, into its controller for the ability to provision and manage virtual switches.
- July 29, 2013
The new IETF SDN standards group, I2RS, will work on southbound programming protocols, NFV and network service chains. And that''s just the start.
- July 25, 2013
Understanding SDN basics is key. We rounded up five reader questions answered by our experts that provide insight as to how SDN can and should be used.
- July 01, 2013
After much conversation around SDN theory, a number of SDN use cases are finally starting to emerge. We rounded up five examples of SDN in action.
- June 27, 2013
In this week's blog roundup, get CCIE exam study tips, find out how CISOs can keep control of IT, and learn more about integrating overlay networking.
- June 21, 2013
Traffic monitoring and analytics are imperative today for network hardware. But Is NetFlow or sFlow better for you?
- June 21, 2013
Indiana University's InCNTRE SDN lab is conducting conformance testing that will lead to the first OpenFlow 1.0.1 certified product, expected for release this summer.
- May 15, 2013
The Wi-Fi Alliance certification program continue to expand as more devices, applications and users rely on Wi-Fi for connectivity.
- May 13, 2013
Networking vendors at Interop 2013 discuss the changing role of the network administrator.
- May 06, 2013
Your home for all the news at Interop Conference 2013. Cloud computing, SDN, big data, virtualization, data center networking and more from New York City.
- May 02, 2013
With its new, high-density 10/40/100 GbE 7500E switch, Arista Networks enables customers to build massive leaf-and-spine networks.
- April 30, 2013
This week, SearchSDN hosted its first tweetup and discussed ONS 2013 topics like network provisioning, bandwidth calendaring and SDN use cases.
- April 26, 2013
Network packet broker specialist VSS Monitoring combines passive and inline packet capture, adds SSL offload device.
- April 24, 2013
As you plan a strategy to up the number of virtual switches in your network, brush up on distributed and non-distributed virtual switch choices.
- April 23, 2013
Intel jumped headfirst into SDN with its DPDK for accelerated Open vSwitch and reference designs for SDN-friendly servers and switches.
- April 03, 2013
Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent's new SDN company, uses overlay technology for dynamic provisioning of virtual networks across data center domains.
- March 15, 2013
Palo Alto has won the SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award for next-generation firewalls that work throughout campus and data center networks.
- February 01, 2013
The new Cisco ASIC, Unified Access Data Plane, is a programmable chip that will accelerate product development across its campus switching products.
- December 13, 2012
Nicira's founding engineers invented OpenFlow, but they say it won't work for data center-class, hardware forwarding. Martin Casado explains.
- December 07, 2012
Network engineer job satisfaction is driven more by intellectual challenge than big money, according to TechTarget's IT Salary Survey 2012.
- November 29, 2012
If your network has gotten too complicated for basic IP address management, it may be time to consider a DNS, DHCP, IPAM tool combination.
- November 27, 2012
Marketing pros sell every new technology as if it's software-defined networking. But this 'SDN washing' masks true innovation and insults our intelligence.
- August 28, 2012
VMware debuted a network virtualization package, vCloud Networking and Security, and updated distributed vSwitch at Vmworld, but no Nicira details.
- August 16, 2012
Arista EOS already lets engineers build programmable networks and provision network segments, so why bother with software defined network overlays?
- July 24, 2012
Server virtualization leader VMware boosts its networking credentials by acquiring network virtualization startup Nicira Networks.
- July 06, 2012
Bloated firewall rules are making security unmanageable and audits a nightmare, according to a survey by firewall management vendor Athena.
- June 25, 2012
Software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow are no longer synonymous. Now vendors are taking individual approaches to SDN using other methods. What does this mean for OpenFlow?
- June 19, 2012
In part two of our Q&A with VMware networking CTO Allwyn Sequeira, we ask him about VMware's plans for OpenFlow..
- June 14, 2012
With Cisco ONE, Cisco moves beyond software-defined networking, introducing APIs and virtual network overlays that enable programmable networks.
- June 13, 2012
IPv6 migration and development has been ongoing for more than 15 years. This IPv6 timeline notes some of the key milestones on the road to establishing a new IP address protocol.
- April 20, 2012
OpenFlow will play a tiny role in the Cisco software-defined networking strategy, which will focus on making existing Cisco networks programmable. OpenFlow supporters are wary.
- April 18, 2012
With its embedded field-programmable gate array, Arista's new switch may resonate beyond the latency-phobic government and financial sectors and transform Layer 4-7 services.
- March 21, 2012
With machine data search capability plus monitoring and management tools, Splunk is the ultimate network monitoring software.
- March 20, 2012
Cisco Prime is the winner of the SearchNetworking.com Network Innovation Award for management. Cisco Prime integrates network, endpoint and application-level information.
- February 22, 2012
With proper configuration and good system management, VoIP over WAN delivers good voice quality.
- February 21, 2012
In this Q&A, Nicira Networks' Martin Casado and Alan S. Cohen explain why their network virtualization architecture may be the VMware of networking.
- February 08, 2012
WAN optimization has evolved beyond bandwidth management, according to Gartner's new Magic Quadrant: Enterprises need cloud and mobile optimization.
- February 07, 2012
At Cisco Live London, Cisco introduced a three-stream 4x4 MIMO wireless LAN access point, the faster and longer-range Aironet 3600.
- December 21, 2011
Zappos might be owned by cloud king Amazon, but the organization is still grappling with creating a measured cloud security strategy. The answer? Distributed management.
- November 17, 2011
OpenFlow applications beat network management tools, offering a holistic view of the network's configuration and granular control even in a dynamic virtualized environment.
- October 21, 2011
Ipanema Technologies pioneers a nano|engine line that promises cheap WAN optimization solutions for small branch offices at a price 10 to20 times less than average boxes.
- October 12, 2011
Hotspot 2.0 and the IEEE 802.11u protocol could allow mobile device users to securely roam between Wi-Fi and cellular networks without stopping to authenticate.
- October 03, 2011
Juniper Networks today introduced a new version of its cloud-based network engineering lab, Junosphere. The new version, Junosphere Lab, gives enterprises and services providers cloud-based access ...
- September 12, 2011
To deploy unified network management, enterprises must look at the current network infrastructure, how users connect to the network and possibly embracing platforms like the cloud.
- July 08, 2011
Despite the hype, 4G is as much of a best-effort consumer service as 3G is for branches. But Sprint is trying to make 4G business-ready with its new wireless WAN services.