CEO Pat Gelsinger delivers more chipper news about NSX during VMware’s earnings. The signs of growth are nice, but no matter what Gelsinger thinks, Cisco and VMware aren’t exactly SDN buddies any more.
- VMware’s NSX is a $100M Business
- NEC Teams With Meru to Blend Wired and Wireless SDN
- Defining Openness for Open SDN and NFV: A Primer for Network Operators
- Juniper Sells Junos Pulse
- DemoFriday™ 7/25/14: ConteXtream Highlights Distributed, Subscriber-Aware SDN Fabric for Gi-LAN Virtualization
In teaming up with Wi-Fi vendor Meru, NEC sees a chance to target enterprises’ combined wired/wireless networks, which could benefit from the flexibility promised by OpenFlow.
Remember Neoteris? Or Funk Software? Those Juniper acquisitions got folded into Junos Pulse — which just got sold for less than those deals cost, as Juniper enters the final stages of Shaygan Kheradpir’s reorg.
Bare-metal SDN isn’t just for the 1%. Big Switch is launching its new flagship product, the Big Cloud Fabric, and is re-articulating its bare-metal SDN strategy. The theme now is that Google/Amazon-style SDN is now fit for the rest of us.
This latest installment of Nuage Networks’ video series on SDN explains how the technology moves organizations beyond the traditional, time-intensive, request-based model of provisioning to harness the power of the cloud.
If the NFV transition from physical to virtual appliances is not done correctly, virtual appliance performance may be worse than their physical counterparts’. A white paper from Ixia looks at how VNF performance testing can help with best practices for a profitable migration.
DemoFridays and Webinars
Watch ConteXtream Chief Architect Ron Sidi demonstrate how ContexNet provides a distributed, subscriber-aware SDN fabric for NFV. Join us to learn how several tier 1 operators are using ConteXtream’s solution to quickly innovate, deliver, and scale applications and services
Architecting large-scale networks across data center sites requires striking a balance between high bandwidth and low latency. Sign up for our next DemoFriday with Plexxi and Iron Mountain to learn how they’re using SDN for a meshed network to manage transport and traffic between data centers.
In this week’s roundup: the Cisco/Rackspace theory that just won’t die, Midokura’s adventures in partner-hunting, and IBM’s plan to throw $3B in the general direction of the cloud.
What does “open” really mean when some systems are built on open source but aren’t actually open themselves? Knowing what “open” involves is a critical first step to understanding open source business models and open source ecosystems.
Take a look at the commercial and technical rationale of the server-switch, a new class of top-of-rack hardware delivering rich capabilities at white-box economics.
Ethernet speed transitions have garnered close attention from networking industry vendors, consumers and analysts, as they trigger new technology buying cycles & periods of rapid change in the Ethernet performance cost curve.