Each week, SearchSDN takes to Twitter to see what users -- including experts, analysts and editors -- are saying about software-defined networking. By using Storify and searching hashtags, keywords and tweetups, we scour the social media site to see what users have to say about SDN, OpenFlow, network virtualization and more. This week, we looked to Twitter and got an earful from Tweeters about SDN agility, network virtualization, and the news from Cumulus Networks and its Linux network.
Thinking today that SDN will drive SDN. Software defined networks will truly enable Self defined networking - the personal network @ scale— Paul Gainham (@PaulGainham) June 19, 2013
"We have software defined networking already today. We just have the wrong kind. They aren't agile." Joe Skorupa #gartneriom— Rob Whiteley (@rwhiteley0) June 18, 2013
@mcasado Quote "The way that you evaluate the way OpenFlow helps you is to evaluate the products that are built on it." Nerd poetry.— Brent Salisbury (@networkstatic) June 15, 2013
Lets face it there is no hope of a single, clean & shiny answer to next gen network virtualization. It is going to be about hybrid networks.— tcorbo (@tcorbo) June 20, 2013
Recently, news broke that startup company Cumulus Networks released a Linux-based network operating system. The system, called Cumulus Linux, is a version of the open source operating system that's built to run bare-metal switch hardware -- this includes the open-specification switches that the Facebook Open Compute project is planning to include. Twitter users had a lot to say about the new operating system, as well as the future of the project and Cumulus Networks.