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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.

SDN on the rise and cloud still not understood – survey

Deploying cloud

Research from Viavi Solutions has indicated SDN technologies are on the rise within enterprise organizations, but there also might be a number of organizations who are implementing the cloud for the wrong reasons.

China Mobile revamps private cloud with Nuage SDN

China Mobile, Alcatel Lucent and their respective subsidiaries are working together on SDN in many contexts

China Mobile’s IT subsidiary Suzhou Software Technology Company has baked Nuage Networks’ software-defined networking technology into its private cloud architecture to enable federation across multiple China Mobile subsidiaries. The move comes the same week both parent companies – China Mobile and Alcatel Lucent – demoed a virtualised radio access network (RAN), a core network component.

Comcast, Lenovo join OpenDaylight SDN effort

Comcast and Lenovo have thrown their weight behind the OpenDaylight Project

Comcast and Lenovo have thrown their hats into the OpenDaylight Project, an open source collaboration between many of the industry’s major networking incumbents on the core architectures enabling software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).

Open Networking Foundation wary of ‘big vendor’ influence on SDN

Pitt said networking has remained too proprietary for too long

Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), has warned of the dangers of allowing the big networking vendors to have too much influence over the development of SDN, arguing they have a strong interest in maintaining the proprietary status quo.

Industry cool on new NFV group, intentions unclear

The Open Edge Alliance (OEA) gets a cool reception from industry members

Telco Systems, a traditional carrier Ethernet vendor, has announced the formation of the Open Edge Alliance (OEA), a vendor programme specifically targeting the deployment of network functions virtualisation and software defined networking at the network edge. The partnership programme has initially received a cool reaction from various members of the NFV community.

OpenDaylight nears 50 members as CA, Spirent join the SDN, NFV effort

OpenDaylight continues to gain mindshare among vendors across the stack as SDN progresses

CA Technologies, Spirent, IIX and Megaport have thrown their weight behind OpenDaylight, an open source collaboration between many of the industry’s major networking incumbents on the core architectures enabling software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).

Getting to a software-defined world

The world is increasingly becoming software-defined

Software defined networking (SDN) has been the darling of the networking and IT world for the past few years, billed as one of the key cloud-enabling technologies with the potential to make every digital service consumable on-demand. But despite widespread appetite for technologies that can make networks more flexible, scalable and easy to manage, SDN still has a number of hurdles to overcome before enterprises embrace the technology.

SDN channel strategy moves one step forward with HP SDN app store

HP is launching an SDN app store, which may evolve into a notable experiment for the SDN channel

HP is set to launch an app store for software defined networking (SDN) and virtual networking applications which the company said will improve access to virtualised networking tools and help speed up their deployment in enterprises.

Huawei, 21Vianet build largest commercial SDN network

21Vianet and Huawei have built what the companies claim to be the largest SDN deployment to date

A large carrier-neutral datacentre services provider in China, 21Vianet, has teamed up with Huawei to build what the company’s claim to be the largest commercially deployed software-defined networking (SDN). The technology is likely to boost the services of other cloud providers like AWS and IBM, which have both partnered with 21Vianet in China.

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