Companies split on SDN: Report

Another study of enterprise interest in software defined networking (SDN) has been released this week, but this one finds a distinct split in interest in the technology -- at least among the U.S.

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Enterprises more serious about SDN, survey suggests

There are two knocks against software-defined networking in the enterprise: Not all the pieces are ready yet for the approach, and the use case hasn't been made out yet. That may be changing,

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Will CIOs pay for truly open networking solutions?

Open source software officially dates back to 1998, although as Wikipedia points out, the idea of freely available software goes back at least to 1983. Open networking technologies such OpenFlow, OpenStack and the

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Big Switch adds Cloud Fabric to its SDN porfolio

Google, Facebook and other hyperscale cloud providers have long built their own networking and server equipment to meet the huge demands put on their infrastructure. Big Switch Networks, which builds solutions around software-defined

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Meru controllers certified for OpenFlow

Meru Networks says it has received the first certificate of conformance for a wireless LAN manufacturer given by the Open Networking Foundation for the ability of its mobility access controllers  to work with the OpenFlow protocol for

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Free open switch creator hopes to boost software-defined networking

For boosters of software-defined networking, the potential benefits of the new approach are nothing less than revolutionary. Yet network managers are still only dipping their toes into the technology. In part that's because it

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SDN to break out in 2015, says HP

LAS VEGAS – Hewlett-Packard believes the opening of its upcoming software-defined networking application store may be the move organizations need to shift from piloting SDN to implementing the long-talked about technology. The online

Published on: June 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Startup offers software-defined WAN

The phrase "software-defined …." has come into the IT lexicon with a rush in the past two years, starting with software-defined networking and extending to what some product marketers claim is software-defined everything.

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New CEO at Ottawa metro networking provider BTI Systems

An Ottawa maker of software and systems for content and service providers has a new CEO. Colin Doherty is now the head of BTI Systems which makes management and control  software and optical switches used

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon