The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Goldman Sachs has been doing SDNs for a long time. It just wasn't called SDNs when the investment giant invested in network programmability. It was just a bunch of APIs, software development kits and other code used to cobble together a large number of various specialized networks – trading, investment banking and the like -- across the globe.
By Jim Duffy | 06 March, 2014 14:23
Analyst firm IDC has previously predicted that by 2016 the software-defined network market will be worth US$3.7 billion and account for more than a third of Ethernet switching in data centres. And while much of the SDN hype has been focussed data centres and carriers, it seems inevitable that it will find its way onto at least some campus networks.
By Rohan Pearce | 28 February, 2014 17:18
Brocade this week announced broad support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP product line to extend SDNs beyond research and academia and into commercial and enterprise networks.
By Jim Duffy | 03 March, 2014 13:25
One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.
By Ethan Banks | 02 December, 2013 13:54