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Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network

HOTi Summary Part II. SDN & NFV Impact on Interconnects & Cloud Orchestration Lacking

Introduction: This article summarizes the HOTi August 26th keynote presentation from SDx Central’s Roy Chua. The impact of SDN, NFV and other Software Defined WAN/ open networking schemes on Interconnects (for intra-Data Center (DC) communications) are described along with Roy’s conclusions. Mr. Chua described the emerging trends, hot topics and the impact SDe will have on interconnect […]

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Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network

2016 Open Networking Summit: Open Source Rules, But Are There Too Many Choices?

Introduction: For its first few years, the Open Networking Summit (ONS) focused on pure SDN – strict separation of control and data planes, centralized SDN controller computing routes for hundreds of “packet forwarding engines” in its domain and OpenFlow as the southbound API/protocol used between control and data planes.  Overlay networks (a logical network mapped […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing

2015 Hot Interconnects Summary Part II – Huawei, Brocade/Deep Machine Learning, SD-WAN

Introduction: In this second of a multi-part series on the Hot Interconnects 2015 conference, held in Santa Clara, CA August 26-28, 2015, we cover: Huawei’s open source activities, Deep Machine Learning and its application to networking (from Brocade’s Research Dept), and Software Defined WANs (which is a much broader topic than SDN for WANs). The […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Networking Optical Networking Software Defined Network

Dan Pitt: How ONF is Accelerating the Open Software Defined Networking (SDN) Movement

Introduction: With so many “SDN” announcements that use proprietary specifications or functionality (e.g. AT&T Netbond and Network on Demand; Cisco,Arista Networks, etc.) many panelists/observers at last week’s Open Networking Summit (ONS) said that “Open is the new Closed” or Open is the new word for Proprietary.” To get to the straight skinny of whether open networking […]

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Business Broadband Cloud Computing Fiber to the Premise Software Defined Network

Value Added Business Services Drive New Revenue

Perhaps data center was the wrong term to use in describing the event Viodi is producing in conjunction with ITS Fiber this week in Florida. It is almost impossible for an independent operator to compete with large, data centers that are essentially real estate plays backed by entities with deep pockets. The point of our […]

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