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Big Switch updates SDN controller options

Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features.

Written by Jim Duffy29 Jan. 15 03:48

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a net portfolio value of $177 billion.

Written by Jim Duffy22 Jan. 15 03:17

Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

As more and more servers are virtualized, connections between them are increasingly handled by virtual switches running on the same servers, begging the question, does <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2165935/data-center/how-facebook-aims-to-reinvent-hardware.html">the top of rack data center network switch</a><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2599508/infrastructure-management/manage-infrastructure-convergence-without-losing-your-grip.html">ultimately get subsumed into the server</a>?

Written by Jim Duffy08 Jan. 15 02:59

SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

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.

Written by Jim Duffy23 Dec. 14 07:35

Cisco Catalyst 6500 shops adopting Nexus 9000

SAN JOSE -- By the end of 2015, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2365282/data-center/3-steps-for-moving-ciscos-catalyst-6500-to-the-nexus-9000.html">all of Cisco's Catalyst 6500 data center customers will have deployed the company's new Nexus 9000 switch</a>.

Written by Jim Duffy10 Dec. 14 13:16

Cisco seen building momentum in Nexus 9K, ACI

Cisco is getting a lift from apparent momentum behind its Nexus 9000 switches and Application Centric Infrastructure fabric. Investment firm UBS boosted its Cisco stock price targets after discussions with EMEA chief Chris Dedicoat yielded numbers UBS found encouraging.

Written by Jim Duffy05 Dec. 14 05:20

SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

Configuring, maintaining and changing WAN infrastructure can be a nightmare given the distributed nature of the beast and all the remote touch points, but emerging Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools promise to make these operations more efficient.

Written by Jim Duffy01 Dec. 14 23:05