software defined networks

December 12, 2017

SECURITY

DevSecOps: Win-Win for All

[This is part one of a four-part blog series about DevSecOps.] Today, companies are transforming their business to offer customers connected digital experiences where products and services are increasingly powered by mobile, cloud and data analytics capabilities.  Developers in turn are moving to Development Operations (DevOps) processes to meet the need for greater agility and […]

February 29, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco Lights Up Paris with Transformational Innovations

Cisco is proud to be a triple diamond sponsor of MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2016, which runs from March 8-11 at the Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center in Paris, France. (For the uninitiated, that’s quite a jumble of acronyms — spelled out, it stands for “Multi-Protocol Label Switching + Software Defined Networks + […]

October 12, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Orchestrated Assurance – Ready for the World

Guest blog by Dr. Stefan Vallin, Principle Architect , Cisco and  Mats Nordlund, CTO, Netrounds  Over the recent years, network service orchestration has gained widespread traction from communication service providers (CSPs) all around the world as a means to automate the tedious and error-prone tasks required to configure network devices. What if the orchestrator could […]

March 24, 2015

DATA CENTER

Announcing the new Data Center and Cloud Community!

It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched! We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack...

September 8, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

The Agile (r)Evolution – Mobile Heads to the Cloud

Co-Authored by Ian Hood, Senior Manager, Service Provider Architecture & Dan Kurschner, Senior Manager, Service Provider Mobility Business Challenge:  Everything Goes Mobile The dynamic state of the business of service providers is quite apparent these days, and perhaps this is most evident for the mobility providers as everyone and everything goes mobile.  All of their […]

May 22, 2014

SECURITY

Control Without Compromise Through Superior Data Center Protection

The news of high-profile targeted data center attacks has dominated security news recently. But data center attacks are even more prevalent than those headlines suggest. In fact, a survey conducted...

April 10, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Napkin Dialogues: “Open”-ing up to SDN

I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent individual. Well, perhaps “reasonably” is a debatable term; just ask my friends. Or my wife. (Then again, don’t ask my wife.) Reasonable or not, though, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around what all this “software defined” stuff is supposed to mean, and I have to […]

April 9, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

The “Next Gen” Network Engineer

A subject very close to my heart at the moment is what skills I will need to have in order to support the Next Generation of Software Defined and Application...