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  • SDN changing the shape of networking, IT careers

    Cisco recently announced new certifications for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) programmable networking initiative, its response to software-defined networking. The certifications are designed to tailor new roles for IT practitioners looking to transition their company's infrastructures to programmable, application policy driven, SDN-type environments.

  • 11 tips to prepare for SDN

    Making the leap to SDN? Don't jump in blind. It helps to know what software-defined networking is, first off, and then what it can do for you.

  • Forum created to push optical SDNs

    SDN start-up Vello Systems this week said it is forming an organization to promote open source and software-defined networking principles to optical enterprise networking.

  • At Goldman Sachs SDN is déjà vu all over again

    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.

  • NEC scales OpenFlow SDNs

    NEC this week rolled out a new version of its SDN software that includes an OpenFlow-based method for interconnecting data centers.

  • SDN: Not just for carriers, DCs

    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.

  • Is SDN your next security nightmare?

    The big buzzword in networking these days is Software-Defined Networking (SDN), a de-coupling of the data plane and the control plane that allows you to manage physical devices via a software-based controller sitting on a general purpose server.

  • HP looking for new networking head

    HP is looking for a new leader for its networking division as Senior Vice President and General Manager Bethany Mayer is moving on to head the company's new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) strategy.