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Will ONS Help SDN Cross the Chasm?

Posted: April 12, 2013   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: 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

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.

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

Posted: March 19, 2013   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: 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

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.

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On to Interop 2012

Posted: May 07, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, IT Infrastructure, VMware, Networking, Juniper, HP, Dell, SDN, Intel, Interop, ONF, NEC, VXLAN, OpenFlow, Brocade, Enterasys, Extreme, QFabric

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:

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More Thoughts on Software-Defined Networking

Posted: April 05, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Cisco, IT Infrastructure, Juniper, HP, Insieme, Gigamon, VXLAN, OpenFlow, Brocade, QFabric

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.

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Anticipating the Open Networking Summit

Posted: March 22, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Cisco, IT Infrastructure, VMware, Networking, Juniper, HP, ONS, openstack, BigSwitch, SDN, Verizon, Nicira, NEC, VXLAN, OpenFlow, NTT, QFabric, Arista Networks

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.

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