Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.Brocade’s Vyatta Controller was announced last September. It is based on the OpenDaylight open source “Helium” release.+ MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: Why SDN All-Stars are heading to Brocade +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Developers of Open vSwitch, the open source networking component for hypervisors, are adding network virtualization capabilities to the code. According to this post in Network Heresy, the developers are working on the Open Virtual Network (OVN) project which is intended to bring native support for virtual network abstractions, such as virtual Layer 2 and Layer 3 overlays and security groups, to OVS.The design goal of the OVN developers is to have a production quality implementation that can operate at significant scale, state the authors of the post, two of whom work at VMware. A third is CEO of DevOps start-up Socketplane, and the fourth is the chief technologist at Red Hat.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The predictions for data center and SDN in 2015 are still rolling in. Technology Business Research says software will pervade the data center while start-up Plexxi believes policy and disaggregation will be front and center.Here’s the link to TBR’s 2015 Data Center Predictions. Some of the more interesting prognostications in it are the acceleration of SDN in the enterprise and the ability of hyperconvergence to converge.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Why is it that a who’s who of SDN developers is landing at Brocade?
Over the past two years, the company has lured a handful of industry All-Stars to work on software enabling its networking portfolio, including Fibre Channel storage-area network switches, and Ethernet switches and routers. The most recent hire is Michael Bushong, who jumped from start-up Plexxi to Brocade late last year to run product management.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.
Here’s a rundown of what transpired in 2014 as a place setter for the year ahead in SDN.
+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD See a list of all our 2014 wrap ups +
Juniper unveils a version of its Junos operating system for Open Compute Platform switches, commencing a disaggregation strategy that’s expected to be followed by at least a handful of other major data center switching players in an effort to appeal to white box customers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here