Software and services company Amdocs is beginning a six-week campaign, “Journey to Virtualization,” to provide service providers with practical resources to begin virtualizing the network control plane.
Scale and agility have become holy grails in the network space. A new webinar from Cumulus Networks convenes industry leaders from VMware, Facebook, Cumulus, and Forrester Research to help you think about the right operational paradigm for your organization and how to reduce complexity in your network.
With Cisco’s APIC SDN controller primed for a Q2 release, the company has created a video highlighting how the APIC model differs from other SDN controllers in terms of scale, policy, and resiliency. Check out the video on SDNCentral’s Cisco Channel.
Arista IPO: No Joke! Arista appears set to file S-1 before April 1st.
As virtualization transforms data center technology, it raises both challenges and opportunities on the testing and assurance front. Check out this video from the recent Tech Field Day (Virtualization Field Day 3) as testing company Spirent addresses these issues and looks at how to plan for the future.
When Juniper’s Ankur Singla gave a recent tech talk on OpenContrail, including OpenStack/CloudStack integration, he spoke to a packed house for the [San Francisco] Bay Area Network Virtualization Group. Now you can check out his presentation through a two-part video series on SDNCentral’s Juniper Channel.
A new white paper from Aricent looks at the features of its OpenFlow frameworks and explores how equipment vendors can use them to build pure or hybrid OpenFlow switches and routers. According to Aricent, infrastructure vendors who use their OpenFlow frameworks to build equipment with pure or hybrid OpenFlow capabilities can save up to 80 percent in costs and 85 percent in time to market compared to ground-up development.
Operators are looking to NFV as a way to effectively scale services, but NFV has to be deployed effectively first. A free white paper from Spirent explores NFV use cases and discusses the value gained by testing virtualized functions, virtual environments, and end-to-end networks prior to deployment.
Two new videos are part of a series on the requirements of an elastic cloud and IaaS. They include demos that showcase how the approach of the Juniper Contrail solution can mitigate distributed denial of service attacks and address the challenges that threaten the availability of critical business resources. The demos also explore how to dynamically provision content delivery network (CDN) service, thereby improving performance for video streaming and large file downloads inside enterprise VPNs. Watch now.
Carriers might seem to love NFV more than SDN, but that doesn’t mean SDN is being kicked to the curb. It’s just that SDN has some pragmatic obstacles to overcome, as CenturyLink’s James Feger explains to contributing author Prayson Pate.