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Illustrations of Network Virtualization from VMware, ETSI NFV, and Intel Reference Designs

May 11, 2013
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Introduction Our last article described VMware’s view of network virtualization, provided definitions and advantages of same, with different opinions expressed on the main advantage(s).  There was a reference to a follow on article which would illustrate various configurations of network virtualization.  We attempt to do that in this article by describing figures from VMware, ETSI NFV…

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Open Network Foundation & Other Organizations; ONF-Optical Transport WG; Ciena & SDN

April 24, 2013
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SDN Reference Architecture is depicted in this diagram.

1.  ONF relationship to ETSI NFV WG and OpenDaylight Consortium: My last Viodi View article examined the motivation and current work of the ETSI NFV WG and questioned whether service providers might prefer to base “software control” of their networks on that standards initiative, rather than SDN-Open Flow from the ONF. Dan Pitt, ONF Executive Director…

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“Service Provider SDN” Network Virtualization and the ETSI NFV ISG

April 23, 2013
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Introduction: This article will examine network operator motivation for “Service Provider SDN,” and then raise the question whether the solution might be some form of Network Virtualization instead of the ONS SDN-Open Flow standard(s).  We reference VMware’s version of Network Virtualization which is currently available and will soon be enhanced.  The ETSI Network Functions Virtualization…

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2013 Ethernet Tech Summit- Market Research Panel, Carrier Ethernet & Unsung Heroes

April 16, 2013
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Introduction: “Ethernet Technology Summit attendance was up over 20% in 2013. Topics of special interest included software-defined networking (SDN), 40/100/400 GbE, venture opportunities, and market research.  Keynotes by Mellanox, Dell’Oro Group, Huawei, Ethernet Alliance, Cisco Systems, Big Switch Networks, Broadcom, and Dell all drew capacity audiences.” said Lance A. Leventhal, Program Chairperson. The Market Research…

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2013 Cloud Connect Part III: Cloud as IT Disrupter; SDN as a New Virtual Network Infrastructure

April 12, 2013
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2013 Cloud Connect Part III: Cloud as IT Disrupter; SDN as a New Virtual Network Infrastructure

Introduction: One consistent theme during Cloud Connect 2013 was the cloud as a disrupter of IT organizations.  During the Cloud Executive Summit workshop on April 2nd, Avery Lyford of LEAP Commerce said that there were three huge areas of disruption: the mobile cloud, Big Data (analytics) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).  Each of these areas…

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