Contextream, a developer of network <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102510-burning-questions-virtualization-storage.html">virtualization</a> software for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a>, this week announced the availability of Contextream Grid for cloud and managed hosting providers.
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Software-defined networking startup Embrane this week came out of stealth mode to unveil its product and strategy for virtualizing network services.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/1860">Cisco</a> this week unveiled products and packaging options for customers looking to implement public, private and hybrid <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a>.
Global cloud computing traffic will grow 12-fold from now to 2015, according to a new Cisco study.
APIs and messaging protocols, including some that are standards, can let users build software-defined networks today. The key issue, though, is that not everyone implements the same ones or implements them the same way. Will OpenFlow get us all on the same path to SDN nirvana?
Although OpenFlow is stirring up all of the excitement around <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/101911-openflow-summit-252150.html">software defined networking (SDN)</a>, you can program a network with standard tools that have been around a while. Here are a few examples.
Avaya this week rolled out extensions to its 4000 series switches and said its year-old virtualized networking architecture is taking hold in campuses and data centers.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), a nonprofit medical research organization, has implemented a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111909-100g-ethernet-cheatsheet.html">100G Ethernet network</a> to boost bandwidth for advanced data analysis.
Arista Networks this week has rolled out four switches and enhanced software designed to address the scalability, resilience and density requirements of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a>.
Juniper routers are reportedly behind an Internet outage that affected service providers and Web sites around the globe Monday morning.
With all the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> challenges encompassed in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/102611-insider-cloud-security-252410.html">cloud services</a>, one company is working to ensure that its users and other customers can rely on it for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/103111-networking-cloud-252362.html">business critical computing</a>.
Can you program a network of multivendor switches and routers, all running different operating systems, command line interfaces and configuration routines, to work in concert when it comes to managing flows?
Juniper Networks this week said it is making the source code of its OpenFlow application accessible to developers of applications for its Junos networking operating system software.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- As most participants at the inaugural <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/082611-stanfords-open-networking-summit-to-250169.html">Open Networking Summit</a> extolled the virtues of software-defined networking (SDN) and the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/041411-open-flow.html">OpenFlow protocol</a>, others are waiting for key features to emerge before considering it for their networks.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The future of networking will be defined by software.