software defined networks
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 […]
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...
Why Upgrade Campus & Branch Switching & Wireless Infrastructure?
Many of the existing switch and wireless infrastructures that were deployed 5 or more years ago were not designed for BYOD, pervasive mobility, advanced security, SDN and more. Let us look at these trends and the benefits of upgrading the network infrastructure to the latest switching and wireless products. BYOD and Mobility There are multiple […]
Applications: The Reason We Have Infrastructure
Recently, the conversations I have been having about Software Defined Networks have shifted from supplying agile networking for VM provisioning and live migrations to looking at the problem through the...
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 […]