Tag Archives: SDN

No One Cares About Our SDN

Readers of this blog know that Software Defined Networking is a popular topic in our industry. Nearly every recent Networking Field Day session has involved some form or flavor of SDN. The centralized control plane concept promises to provide a control point … Continue reading

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My Python Student

So I know what everyone is thinking–Paul is teaching programming, yeah right… Well I am sort of being a facilitator. The truth is I have a very special student, my 11 year old daughter. The broader story is that she … Continue reading

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Why is SDN Happening faster than IPv6?

It often seems like my enthusiasm for new technologies is met with resistance. This is legitimized by statements like, “Sure SDN Will happen quickly–like IPv6.” While that is a statement I can relate to, I think this is an apples … Continue reading

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Understanding Contrail Systems, Juniper’s SDN Acquisition

Those who have read and watched the previous content from Networking Field Day Five are well aware that the general theme was software defined networking, or SDN. So far, I have mentioned Cisco’s onePK, Brocade’s approach on SDN, and how … Continue reading

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Affinity Networking Takes Center Stage

If you’ve been following Networking Field Day 5 or even the posts that I have derived from the content and presentations from the event, you realize that software defined networking was the major topic and theme of the event. Each … Continue reading

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Why I View Brocade as an SDN Leader

I have been to Brocade’s headquarters a couple of times for Networking Field Day events. With both visits, I have found their discussions about software defined networking very engaging. Moreover, their involvement in various working groups and organizations that are … Continue reading

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Defining Cisco’s onePK

I’m going to be the first to admit that I feel like a fresher when it comes to discussions about software defined networking, or SDN. The concepts of programatic networking are quite radical at first glance. Like many others, I … Continue reading

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Did You Say SDN?

PacketU followers who kept up with last week’s activities are fully aware of Networking Field Day 5. I think there was a lot of incredibly stimulating and beneficial conversation. Therefore, I plan to replay the sessions in a personal attempt … Continue reading

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Brocade on SDN, Openflow

A couple of weeks ago at Network Field Day 4, I had the opportunity to visit the offices of Brocade and see various presentations and demonstrations. What really hit me was that the trend toward FC alternatives really places this … Continue reading

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