The date is here: July 31. Cisco’s ACI is ready to start shipping, in a pricing model based on perpetual licenses and with prefab bundles intended to nudge existing Cisco networks toward the new policy-based SDN model.
- Cisco ACI Gets a July 31 Ship Date
- Real-World Lessons of SDN and NFV
- Defining Openness for Open SDN and NFV: A Primer for Network Operators
- Nuage Networks Video: Virtualized Services Platform – Delivering the Power of Now to Data Center Networks
- Why VMware NSX Was Right for the USDA
So, VMware’s NSX is a $100M business? Who’s buying? Here’s one example, a government cloud-services provider that competes with Amazon for federal accounts.
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.
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.
For the cloud to reach its full potential, today’s network architectures must change, and Nuage Networks says software-defined networking (SDN) provides the path to do it. A new video from Nuage Networks explains how SDN helps organizations move from a complex, expensive, and static network to one that is highly programmable and dynamically adjusts to IT demands.
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.
DemoFridays and Webinars
Don’t miss this week’s DemoFriday highlighting ContexNet, an SDN fabric for NFV that provides interconnectivity to help carriers virtualize the Gi-LAN.
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
In this week’s SDN-related news: Big Switch Networks announced partnership with In-Q-Tel, creators of Orchard and Fig are joining the Docker team, AT&T announced its newest vendors, Catbird extends automated security capabilities, IBM is making high performance computing (HPC) more readily available and IEEE announced it will launch a study group based on a 25-Gbit/s standard for next-generation data centers.
In this week’s SDN-related news: Meg Whitman takes the chair at HP; VMware expands its cloud reach in Asia, while BTI does the same in Europe; and Juniper and A10 separately gear up to fight DDoS attacks.
Jack Pugaczewski shares some real-world insights into how CenturyLink is revamping their OSS/BSS systems and introducing SDN.
Each Network Function has a unique set of performance requirements. Learn how these requirements become even more critical when we consider control plane virtualization versus data plane virtualization.