software defined networking
Leading the Network Evolution to SDN – Helping You with Your SDN Adoption Strategy
If you are following the industry debates around Software Defined Networking (SDN), and are wondering “What really is SDN?”, “How the concepts of network virtualization and network programmability relate...
Services – the Missing “S” in the SDN Debate
While I’ve been writing about Cisco Domain TenSM, I’ve been watching the SDN debate evolve in our industry, and I have to say, I’ve had my concerns. Don’t get me wrong – I personally see SDN as an important and very much required evolution (and note: ‘evolution’ – not ‘revolution’) of the networking industry. Being […]
Outtakes from #VM13 (Varrow Madness): Cloud Views, Chicken and Waffles, and More
Just back from Varrow Madness 2013 (#VM13) in Durham, NC, a local event for me, and a great opportunity to connect with customers, partners, and cloud knowledge. Here are some highlights. Rusty Buzhardt (Cisco), Jason Nash (Varrow), Elijah Stukenborg (Chiquita) Really enjoyed an inspirational keynote by VCE President Frank Hauck and the opportunity to […]
Defense in Depth with Software Defined Networking
Last week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, I had the pleasure of speaking to thousands of security professionals about the opportunities and risks associated with using Software Defined Networking (SDN) for security, which will be the underlying fabric of our next generation data centers and networks. SDN-enabled security will provide a better way […]
#EngineersUnplugged: S2|Ep2| #SDN Doughnut Style
In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Brian Gracely (@bgracely) of Virtustream takes on the challenge of explaining the industry’s top buzzword, Software Defined Networking, using doughnuts. Seeing is believing: Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple: Episodes will publish […]
Is Software Defined Networking (SDN) a journey to somewhere?
Not One-size-fits-all In the world of fashion, one-size-fits all has very limited appeal. People come in all shapes and sizes, with tastes, preferences, and needs that are equally diverse. So too are the diverse approaches and use cases that are driving interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN), automation, simplification, orchestration, and other solutions. Service providers […]
Five Cool Router Tricks with onePK
Network Management is dull. No excuses. Monitoring and interacting with the devices that move data from one location to another is a thankless undertaking that most of us building networks leave to an afterthought. Part of that is the complexity associated with managing networks. There are at least a dozen common methods for interacting with […]