Posts about SDN

Disaggregation, open networking and SDN control have become key themes when discussing the future of optical networks at industry events. All of these interrelated topics were certainly popular at this year’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, where I joined Axel Clauberg of Deutsche Telekom and Huawei’s Sean Long for a panel debate titled Optical Networks in the New Age of “Open” ...
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Discussions around 5G tend to focus on radio technologies and frequency bands. As with any innovation, the technical aspects are important, but they are a means, not an end. Furthermore, the deployment of 5G will require a tremendous expenditure of time and money. Why will operators invest their precious resources in 5G? ...
 
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The benefits of moving towards a virtualized environment have been well publicized – eliminating vendor dependence and product obsolescence, faster introduction of new products and services, and the creation of a flexible, user-driven, on-demand service delivery environment that enables network functions to be dynamically defined, deployed and reassigned to match and organizations scale, performance and capabilities requirement ...

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NETCONF Call Home, or reverse secure socket shell (SSH), is a technique that enables network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) devices to establish a connection to a service provider control systems and protects the virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE), usually deployed behind a cable modem or a firewall ...
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The enterprise is quickly learning what software-defined infrastructure can do for the data center. Now that the network can be provisioned as an abstract architecture along with compute and storage, organizations can finally rid themselves of the limitations that hardware places on data productivity ...
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