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Cisco acquisition of Cariden

Network Software

isco announced today the intended acquisition of Cariden, a network management software company. Cisco will purchase the self-funded Cariden for $141 million. This deal is on the heels of two other Cisco acquisitions. The purchase of the WiFi company Meraki for $1.2 billion and the cloud software company Cloupia for $125 million. Cariden has built it’s business from developing network management software targeting service …

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Bad Idea List: ITU UN Plan To Regulate The Internet

Corrupt Politicians

 The International Telecommunication Union Standardization (ITU-T) is no longer only interested in telecommunications standards, now they what to regulate the whole Internet. ITU-T is a part of the United Nation that had a leaked document over the summer that outlines their plans of regulating, content filtering and even taxing companies for the use of the Internet. The ITU is a closed …

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Software Defined Network (SDN) -Looking Toward 2013 – Part 2

Standards Bodies

In the second part of the two parter I am looking at some of the softer sides of the networking futures and what I expect to see in the coming year. Click here for Part I. Today Google back-hauls their inter-data center traffic using its implementation of OpenFlow called G-Scale. While a fairly fixed set of flow patterns they have so far …

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Software Defined Network (SDN) -Looking Toward 2013 – Part 1

SDN Products

As we near the end of 2012 I wanted to reflect on some things I expect to pick up speed and solidify in 2013. Q1 of 2013 will bring beta SDN software products and with the tail end of the year bringing hardware and GA products. We will begin to see just what sort of R&D each vendor has been …

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Why Consumers of U.S. Wireless Carriers Need a Google

Google Storm Trooper

With talk recently of Google exploring the wireless market it is a good time to start thinking about why consumers of U.S. wireless carriers need a Google. In August of 2012 AT&T filed to be classified not as Telecommunications provider but as an “Information Service” in the U.S. This is basically means they are not beholden to provide telephony services …

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SDN Use Cases for Service Providers

SDN Service Provider

he service provider community has been active with the research community since the early incubation of software define networking (SDN). Recently, there has been quite a bit of collaborative efforts amongst carrier operators to define SDN use cases for service providers. Currently, there are three Service Provider’s on the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Board today; Deutsche Telekom, Verizon, NTT. Obviously missing …

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BigSwitch Announces SDN GA Products and Pure Disruption

SDN BigSwitch Disruption

BigSwitch Announces SDN GA Products and Pure Disruption: Today BigSwitch announced it’s first product line that is generally available. For those unaware, BigSwitch Networks is a VC whose heritage was deeply seeded by researchers and PHD’s from Stanford, UC-Berkeley along with, product managers and executives from traditional networking companies. BigSwitch recently received round B venture cap funding from Goldman Sachs, …

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Tutorial to Build a FloodLight SDN OpenFlow Controller Module

Programming

This how-to is a tutorial to build a FloodLight SDN OpenFlow controller module in Java using the open source OpenFlow controller FloodLight that BigSwitch open sourced to the community. The installation and class creation is documented on the FloodLight Wiki. I am adding a screencast of the installation for those who get stuck on any steps. This is just how …

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