News & Analysis

News Analysis: Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Released

Big Switch Networks has released version 2.5 of their Big Cloud Fabric SDN offering. Read the full press release here. What’s Big Cloud Fabric? BCF is an SDN-based IP fabric where you manage all of the individual switches as one “big switch.” In other words, you manage the fabric as a whole, and not individual switches. Big Switch’s BigTap, …

News Analysis: Brocade Vyatta Controller Gets a Developer Wiki

A little bird pointed out this link to me, a wiki for the developer community for the Brocade Vyatta Controller (BVC). The big idea is to help foster community for folks building SDN applications for the BVC. What do I mean by “SDN applications”? I mean an application that does something interesting, and interacts with an SDN …

News Analysis: Anuta NCX 4.0 Feature Updates for OpenStack, NFV, YANG

Anuta Networks’ NCX platform is for multi-vendor orchestration at scale. NCX fits in the SDN space, allowing operators to create service catalogs that can be deployed across a wide variety of gear from various networking vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, and Ericsson. I co-hosted a webinar with a live demo of an earlier version of their …

Friday News Analysis: Lightweight Junos for Cloud Builders on an Open Switch

Finally! An Open Switch With a Reliable Operating System (Juniper) Today, Juniper Networks announced a fundamental transformation in the networking industry. Until now, disaggregated networking software and hardware has been in the domain of only those customers who had a large amount of resources to take “unproven software,” combined with original design manufacturer (ODM) hardware, …

Friday News Analysis: Cisco on Network Services Headers

Network Services Headers (NSH): Creating a Service Plane for Cloud Networks (Cisco) Cisco has developed Network Services Headers (NSH), a new service chaining protocol that is rapidly gaining acceptance in the industry. Based on lessons learned in earlier versions of vPath, and realizing that NSH would only succeed with broad acceptance from a wide variety …

Friday News Analysis: D-Link for Business Adds New Wireless Controller

D-Link Expands its Unified Wireless Portfolio with New Wireless Controller Supporting up to 256 Access Points D-Link today announced the Unified Wireless Controller (DWC-2000), a new centralized Wireless LAN manager designed specifically for education, hospitality and medium-to-large enterprises. The DWC-2000 can support up to 256 access points per controller, and up to 1,024 access points …

Friday News Analysis: Open Networking Foundation, Dave Ward on Open

Open Networking Foundation Extends Conformance Testing to Non-Members “The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced it has extended the ONF OpenFlow™ Conformance Testing Program to include testing for non-ONF members. Companies interested in receiving an OpenFlow Certificate of Conformance for their solution, …

Friday News Analysis: Arkin Net, Pica8, OpenDaylight, Plexxi, Juniper

Arkin Net Rises from Stealth with $7M in funding, to bring Google Search-like Simplicity to Software-Defined Datacenter Operations “Arkin Net is coming out of stealth mode with $7 million in funding, led by Nexus Venture Partners, to revolutionize the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market – projected to be $8B by 2018. Arkin Net is building the …