Will ONS Help SDN Cross the Chasm?

The RSA security conference was once limited to discussions around encryption algorithms and cryptography, attracting a limited and highly technical audience. Likewise, VMworld was once a Mecca for software developers and testers only.

Topics: Cloud Computing Microsoft Cisco IT Infrastructure VMware Networking Information and Risk Management Juniper HP Security and Privacy Security ONS openstack software-defined networking SDN ONF Nicira VXLAN OpenFlow LAN & WAN Arista Networks

Is the World Ready for the Intersection of Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Security?

A few years ago, software-defined networking (SDN) was an esoteric concept driven by academics. Some networking vendors were intrigued but many looked at it as nothing more than a science project. Fast forward to 2013 and networking vendors are tripping over each other to pledge their SDN support and crow about their SDN strategies.

Topics: Cybersecurity Palo Alto Networks Fortinet Cisco VMware Networking Information and Risk Management Juniper Sourcefire HP McAfee Security and Privacy Security software-defined networking SDN Nicira VXLAN LAN & WAN Brocade Arista

On to Interop 2012

I'll be on an airplane in a few hours bound for Las Vegas and Interop 2012. Here's what I'm expecting at the show:

Topics: IBM Microsoft Cisco IT Infrastructure VMware Networking Juniper HP Dell SDN Intel Interop ONF NEC VXLAN OpenFlow Brocade Enterasys Extreme QFabric

More Thoughts on Software-Defined Networking

In preparation for the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in a few weeks, ESG networking guru Bob Laliberte and I have been talking to networking vendors, end-users, VCs, even actual OpenFlow shops. Here's what I'm thinking at this point.

Topics: IBM Cisco IT Infrastructure Juniper HP Insieme Gigamon VXLAN OpenFlow Brocade QFabric

Anticipating the Open Networking Summit

We are a few weeks away from the Open Networking Summit (www.opennetsummit.org) which will be held in Santa Clara April 16 through 18.

Topics: IBM Cisco IT Infrastructure VMware Networking Juniper HP ONS openstack BigSwitch SDN Verizon Nicira NEC VXLAN OpenFlow NTT QFabric Arista Networks