Cisco targets big data centres with two new switches

Cisco Systems Inc. new 16-slot Nexus 9516 and Nexus 9504 are the two newest additions to the company’s line of recently launched Nexus 9000 switches. The 9516 is being marketed as an aggregation

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

NEC upgrades SDN controller

Japanese technology company NEC Corp. has upgraded its software-defined networking line with a data centre interconnect for networks based on the OpenFlow communications protocol. The company said its new Unified Network Coordinator (UNC)

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Taking the first step towards SDN

Software defined networking is an emerging technology that has captured the imagination of every hardware and software maker whose products touch the network. So much so that other sectors have jumped in with

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Industry analyst scoffs report that SDN will hurt Cisco revenues

Software-defined networking has its proponents, but some of them aren’t financial analysts. A few think SDN – which offers the ability to control networks with software running on commodity servers and switches –

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco announces software controller for Calalyst, ISR, ASR switches

There’s a lot of digital ink being tossed around the benefits of software defined networking, but it may come at the price of upgrading hardware. Cisco Systems Inc. has decided to give some

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle buys WAN software-defined networking specialist

A sign of how serious organizations see the potential of the emerging software defined networking technology is who is buying into it. This morning Oracle Corp. said it will buy Corente Inc., which

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Predictions for 2014 – the year of everything

People generally make predictions about the future around this time of year (almost as if they are asking Santa Claus to make it so!).  To avoid being left out, this post provides my

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard

Alcatel now supports OpenFlow, OpenStack on switches

Alcatel-Lucent has finally started to support two key technologies for creating software defined networks in its switches. The company said Tuesday that its stackable OmniSwitch 6900 Layer 2/3 switches will now support the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 11th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Peering into 2014, Cisco sees big displays, SDN

Cars that automatically pay for parking spots, context-aware collaboration and new data centre networks are some of the technologies forecasters at Cisco Systems Inc. see in 2014 and beyond. The predictions were among

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon