Topic: software defined networking

Kaloom makes Software-Defined Fabric for white box software-defined networking at scale generally available

Data center networking automation company Kaloom released its Software Defined Fabric (SDF) solution into general availability. SDF is a containerized software suite designed to provide networking capabilities for white box, or custom-built, routing and switching hardware at hyperscale. “Since founding Kaloom, our goal has been to deliver the most automated, programmable and scalable data center … continue reading

SDN makes troubleshooting network issues painful

The proliferation of social media, mobile devices, and cloud computing is pushing the traditional data center to its limits. Software-defined networking is “the network industry’s response to a problem that spans a couple of decades,” explained Jason Baudreau, project strategist at NetBrain. That problem is troubleshooting issues when they arise. It is essentially an effort … continue reading

premium Defining a new network landscape

The latest advances in software-defined networking (SDN) promise to enable automation of IT operations, particularly among enterprises shifting to DevOps, application modernization initiatives and hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Network systems providers such as Arista, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, HPE, Nicira and Juniper were among the earliest to deliver on the concept of SDN at the … continue reading

The evolving role of the network engineer

The increasing complexity of today’s networks continues to change the role of the network engineer. A recent survey from NetBrain, 2017 State of the Network Engineer, explores the many areas where the role is evolving and where network engineers are likely to face challenges in the coming years. With growing investments in security, cloud computing, … continue reading

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