SDN may increase security: Intel

Although still in a fledgling state, software-defined networks are closer to moving into production in enterprises. With a central controller able to configure switches across the network, it will bring a lot of

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

A hint of the future of networks

What do DevOps and NetOps have in common? Nothing, you might think: The former deals mainly in software development, the latter in overseeing hardware. Lots, counters Jeremy Schulman, the founder of a software startup

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP, VMware team on software-defined networking solution

There's almost no end to the partnerships that have been announced this week in San Francisco at VMware's annual VMworld conference. A collaboration with Hewlett-Packard on a software-defined networking solution is one of

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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