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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Software Defined Network

2013 TiECon- Part 3: Software Defined Infrastructure Presentations & Panels (Continued)

Introduction: In this third and final article on the information packed 2013 TiECon, we summarize key messages from the second half of the SDI Track on May 17th, including the afternoon keynote and two panel sessions. The first article covered all of the TiECon opening keynotes. The second article summarized the invited SDI presentations from the morning […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Software Defined Network

2013 TiECon- Part 2: Software Defined Infrastructure Presentations

Introduction: Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) applies to compute, storage and the network within a data center and in the cloud.  This market segment is experiencing tremendous growth and innovation.  It is facilitating increased agility, flexibility and operational cost savings for enterprises and service providers.  The first step in SDI was compute server virtualization and that’s […]

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Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network

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

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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Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network

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

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

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 […]