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Will ONS Help SDN Cross the Chasm?

The RSA security conference was once limited to discussions around encryption algorithms and cryptography attracting a limited and highly technical audience. Likewise, VMworld was once a Mecca for software developers and testers...

Is the World Ready for the Intersection of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Security?

A few years ago, SDN was an esoteric concept driven by academics. Some networking vendors were intrigued but many looked at it as nothing more than a science project. Fast forward to 2013 and networking vendors are tripping over...

Key recommendations for SDN IT buyers

Software defined networking (SDN) offers significant opportunities and challenges for enterprise IT professionals. SDN has the potential to make networks more flexible, reduce the time to provision the network, improve quality of...

Software-defined Security?

Security continues to be a major hurdle for server virtualization and cloud computing so we are likely to hear a lot of cybersecurity buzz coming out of VMworld this week. Leading up to the show, I’ve heard a few people pushing a...

Analyzing VMware's Acquisition of Nicira

While the dust isn't even close to settling, I've had some time to ponder VMware's acquisition of Nicira and discussed the deal with ESG networking guru Bob Laliberte. First, here are the positives:1.  VMware is showing a lot of...

All Things Interop Part 1

I'm here in Las Vegas wrapping up Interop 2012.  I now understand why Hunter S. Thompson binged on alcohol and narcotics when visiting this town -- you need these substances to create the illusion that this town is the least bit...

On to Interop 2012: BYOD, Cloud, SDN, slot machines, and roulette

I'll be on an airplane in a few hours bound for Las Vegas and Interop 2012. Here's what I'm expecting at the show:1.  SDN, the sequel. With the Open Networking Summit (ONS) last month and Interop this week, software-defined...

More Thoughts on Software-Defined Networking

In preparation for the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in a few weeks, ESG networking guru Bob Laliberte and I have been talking to networking vendors, end users, VCs, even actual OpenFlow shops.  Here's what I'm thinking at this...

Anticipating the Open Networking Summit

We are a few weeks away from the Open Networking Summit (www.opennetsummit.org) which will be held in Santa Clara April 16 through 18. In preparation for ONS, ESG networking guru Bob Laliberte (who will be a session chair for a panel...

Data Center Network Security: Will Anyone Discuss This at RSA?

Less than a week before the RSA Conference in San Francisco and my telephones are ringing off the hook.  People want to discuss a variety of topics including APTs, mobile security, cloud security, big data analytics, and so...

Software-Defined Networking Evolution (Not Revolution) Under Way

Is it too early or too late to declare 2012 the year of SDN? A few weeks ago, IBM and NEC introduced integrated technologies around OpenFlow for enterprise data centers. Last week, HP announced OpenFlow support with 16 switch...

My Thoughts on IBM, NEC, and OpenFlow

IBM and NEC announced this week that the two companies will work together to offer networking solutions based upon SDN and OpenFlow. IBM provides the switches which are integrated with the NEC Programmable Flow Controller. To me,...

Data Center Networking Discontinuity

Why did dinosaurs become extinct? I’m no paleontologist but allow me to provide an over-simplified explanation: When the environment went through radical alterations, dinosaurs couldn’t adequately adapt to these changes. In a...

My Latest Thoughts on OpenFlow

I've been thinking about OpenFlow for a while as it relates to data center networking. What's the use case? What's the enterprise play? What will OpenFlow and SDN do to the networking market? I've seen the "plugfests" and know...

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