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What is the role of SDN in data centre security?

Door to new opportunity

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a breakthrough which is seemingly in everyone’s technology roadmap, but not ‘sexy’ enough to command column inches in recent months. At Telco Cloud, Juniper Cloud Automation Architect Scott Alexander argued the use case for security.

Juniper boosts security capabilities with two new product offerings

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Juniper Networks has launched a number of new cloud and virtualised service offerings as part of its Software-Defined Secure Networks framework.

Cloudwatt deploys open source SDN controller

Cloudwatt has deployed Juniper's OpenContrail solution in its cloud platform

French cloud service provider Cloudwatt announced that it has deployed open source SDN controller OpenContrail in its OpenStack-based datacentre in a bid to improve network operations and deployment speeds.

Bell Labs opens up Tel Aviv cloud research centre

Alcatel-Lucent said the Bell Labs Tel Aviv office will bolster the company's strategy to grow its share of the growing cloud-based network market

Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D subsidiary Bell Labs said Tuesday it will soon open an office near Tel Aviv, Israel. The office will focus on researching cloud-based networking architectures as a growing number of operators look to virtualise components of their networks.

Nokia and Juniper Networks team up on NFV, SDN cloud offering

Nokia and Juniper Networks have teamed up to extend their SDN and NFV technologies to mobile operators

Network services and equipment provider Nokia has teamed up with IT networking vendor Juniper Networks to extend the development of SDN and NFV technologies for mobile operators.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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One of the most vigorous operators within the NFV ISG is Spanish incumbent Telefónica and, true to the message of accelerated change that the paper sought to communicate, it has not been sitting idly by. The firm marked the opening of MWC 2014 by setting out aggressive plans for the virtualization of its network functions, including detailed timelines relating to different network elements. The project has been dubbed ‘Unica’ and has as its headline aim the virtualization of 30 per cent of all new infrastructure by 2016.

Forum brings Ethernet up to date for cloud era

CloudEthernet forum launches to improve the capability of Ethernet for cloud

As Ethernet technology turns 40 years old, a group of cloud vendors, users and carriers launched a cross-industry alliance, the CloudEthernet Forum, to target further development of the technology so that it can meet the evolving needs of cloud service providers and users.

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