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  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

    Written by John Dix02 Dec. 13 13:56
  • Planning for SDN

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.

    Written by Jim Metzler02 Dec. 13 13:55
  • What to look for in an SDN controller

    One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.

    Written by Ethan Banks02 Dec. 13 13:54
  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10 per cent of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

    Written by John Dix28 June 13 19:32
  • Clarifying the role of software-defined networking northbound APIs

    What of the oft-mentioned northbound APIs that will let applications tell the controller what they need from the network? What kind of progress is the Open Networking Foundation making on that front? Network World Editor in Chief John Dix put the question to Robert Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks and head of the ONF's Architecture and Framework Working Group.

    Written by John Dix02 May 13 23:26
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