Software-defined networking (SDN) news, analysis

Weave project knits together networks for Docker containers

Weave promises networking to fit Docker applications, rather than forcing admins to configure networks to accommodate Docker

Rethinking the data center network

In stark contrast to traditional three-tier architecture, core and pod network design paves the way to flexibility and innovation

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago VMware laid out an ambitious plan, now it's time to hear the details

Q&A: Cisco describes its SDN vision

Soni Jiandani, senior vice president of Cisco's Insieme business unit, discusses the company's software-defined networking vision

One enterprise tech trend to rule them all

It's turning enterprise IT on its head. It promises vast cost savings, shorter time to market, and continuous technology improvement. And it can't be stopped -- at least not for long

Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN

Acquisition of Tail-f will give Cisco entry into Domain 2.0 project and boost SDN/NFV cloud orchestration capabilities

Cisco will lead SDN and win IT, Chambers says

Cisco's sweeping architectures that stretch from data centers to the edges of networks will beat generic hardware, CEO says at Cisco Live

SDN secrets of Amazon and Google

The agility potential of SDN has generated excitement -- but also confusion. Juniper Networks' Chloe Ma unpacks the SDN benefits and techniques used by the world's largest clouds

Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

The man who popularized consumer computing sees an opportunity in 'making technology more affordable, more acceptable to hundreds of millions of customers'

Cisco reveals OpenFlow SDN killer

Cisco proposes OpFlex as alternative standard for software-defined networking, adds the protocol to its ACI programmable networking architecture

Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller

The new networking gear is designed to scale, automate OpenStack clouds

Cisco's Intercloud could supercharge its Internet of things plans

The company's IOx edge-computing platform could mesh with its cloud plan to improve IoT performance

AT&T lays out 'radical' network changes with SDN

The carrier will remake its infrastructure as a 'user-defined network cloud' to deliver services faster and at lower cost

Broadcom hopes to boost OpenFlow with new spec, software

Broadcom and Big Switch Networks are demonstrating technology that aims to improve the performance of OpenFlow switches

Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualization

The companies will co-develop OpenStack-based applications for network function virtualization and SDN

Why open source will rule the data center

According to Michael Bushong of networking startup Plexxi, three commonly occurring conditions ensure that open source software will steadily widen its data center footprint

OpenDaylight debuts Hydrogen SDN software

First version of open source SDN/NFV software debuts amid debate about OpenDaylight's aims, Cisco's participation in the project

SDN thinking lags behind technology, VMware's Casado says

Most enterprises need help moving beyond traditional networks, the SDN pioneer said

IBM looking to sell its SDN business

Big Blue has approached several vendors and is looking to get $1 billion

SDN success in the real world

You've heard the SDN hype, but where's the benefit? According to Andrew Warfield of Coho Storage, it's in the applications, and he has an example to prove it

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