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More Details About The Cisco ONE Controller Announced

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Cisco has begun further unveiling more details about the Cisco ONE controller, currently in early beta. The announcement, specifies new SDN applications and hardware support for a select few existing products and new ones like the Catalyst 3850. Also recently announced, is the new Nexus 6000 switching product, along with a NAM module for the Nexus 7000. The Nexus 6000 is 96-ports …

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The SDN Impact on Net Neutrality

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Over the next 10 years the networking industry is going to transform much more than it has in the previous ten year. The catalyst as we know it today is called SDN. What SDN really means is, the time has come to bring networking into the same decade conceptually, as the rest of the computing world. Networking will move away …

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OpenFlow: SDN Hybrid Deployment Strategies

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This series of posts, has been focused on reviewing some practical OpenFlow SDN deployment strategies. Early SDN, will be hybrid networks and early niche applications to begin understanding how to integrate pockets of SDN, mitigate risks and most importantly understand the technology to properly scale solutions. If you try and put 5,000,000 access-lists into a kit that can only do 2,000 …

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OpenFlow: Coarse vs. Fine Flows

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OpenFlow: Coarse vs. Fine Flows – This series of posts, is to shed light on some illogicalities surrounding the SDN discussion. I will highlight what I propose, will achieve performance and scale when implementing flow based forwarding designs. Soon these debates, will no longer be conceptual or limited deployments in only the hyper-scale networks, as more of us begin real-life implementations. …

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OpenFlow: Proactive vs Reactive Flows

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As more people begin entering the Software Defined Networking conversation, there is still only one wire protocol that has a reasonably good chance at becoming the de-facto open SDN southbound messaging standard, OpenFlow. There is quite a bit of debate around whether or not OpenFlow can scale. Most claims that OpenFlow does not scale are probably grounded in misconception. That …

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Plexxi Capacity Planning Done Right

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I try and get a daily dose of at least a few minutes of a PacketPushers podcast to keep up with latest networking products and trends. In Show 126 Plexxi & Affinity Networking With Marten Terpstra Greg and Ethan meet with Marten Terpstra of Plexxi and dug into the new GA product offering from Plexxi. Plexxi defines “affinitized traffic” as traffic …

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Google Data Center Pictures: Year in Review

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Google Data Center Pictures: Year in Review :In 2012 Google opened the doors up to some of it’s data centers in the typical colorful fashion we expect from Google. Hyper-scale content and cloud providers are ultra secretive about their trade secrets. Facebook’s Opencompute project is probably the most notable transparent architectures with regard to how they build their compute and …

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Programming the NSP: Vendors on SDN for SP Operators

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ast week we looked at what the Network Service Provider Customers are looking for from vendors in the  Network Virtualization Function (NFV). This week, let’s take a look at what the vendors were proposing in October at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress. Some of the vendor and ONF white papers were posted recently which is nice to see. The …

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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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