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.
With its open design, software-defined networking (SDN) is enabling new opportunities in networking and lowering barriers to innovation. HP is fostering that innovation with SDN Developer Days, seminars that provide developers with skills to build and monetize their own applications.
We sat down with Jeff Schmitz, CMO of Spirent and chairman of the CloudEthernet Forum, to discuss the role testing can play to smooth the adoption of SDN and NFV. Watch the video interview to see how testing is helping customers tackle the challenges and maximize the benefits of SDN and NFV deployments.
Two new videos featured on the SDNCentral Juniper Channel demonstrate how enterprises and operators alike can build virtualized networks that not only deliver the elasticity, agility, and multi-tenancy that ITaaS requires, but also the workflow automation and mobility demanded across physical and virtual environments.
Today’s mobile network operators want to find ways to expand SDN’s benefits beyond the data center across the WAN. A new white paper from Accedian Networks says getting the most out of the technology in a mobile backhaul environment requires “insightful SDN,” or SDN that optimizes the network using real-time views of available bandwidth.
While SDN and virtualized networking are beginning to bring big rewards for data centers, a new white paper argues that the LAN and WAN edge have been neglected. A complimentary white paper from Netsocket lays out an alternate framework optimized for enterprise, campus, branch, and edge environments.