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Verizon taps into open source, white box fervor with new CPE offering

Verizon this week said it would begin offering x86-based servers with OpenStack software aimed at customers looking to support all manner of advanced cloud, software defined networking and network functions virtualization (NSF)-based...

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Pluribus recharges, expands software-defined network platform

Pluribus replaces current SDN software with Adaptive Cloud Fabric.

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Tips and tricks for a successful SD-WAN

Early adopters share their secrets for achieving cost savings and performance benefits.

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Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

Fortinet has rolled out a new version of its FortiOS operating system that gives customers the ability to manage security capabilities across their cloud assets and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) environments.

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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network...

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Ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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Nokia makes bid for Comptel to boost its software business

Network equipment vendor Nokia wants to buy a software company that helps customers make do with less hardware.

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VMware further extends SDN software to work in non-VMware environments

VMware today launched two new versions of its flagship virtual networking product named NSX. One works in VMware environments and the other, NSX-T, is designed to be used with non-VMware management software and clouds.

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What P4 programming is and why it’s such a big deal for Software Defined Networking

A new programming language named P4 controls processor chips in routers and switches and is gaining steam across the networking world because it is further disaggregating the networking stack. This is an explanation of what P4 is and...

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'Best-kept secret in SD-WAN' publicly rolls out managed service

A Maryland-based EchoStar subsidiary best known as a provider of network management services announced today that it will offer a managed SD-WAN product as part of its HughesON lineup.

Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

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Citrix is building your workspace of the future

Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov – one year after taking over from long-time leader Mark Templeton – is working to show how all the company’s pieces play together in making Citrix the focal point of the ‘workspace of the future’ for nimble...

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Nokia to buy network analytics vendor Deepfield to fight DDoS attacks

Cloud providers and large enterprises don't know enough about what's going on in their networks, according to Nokia.

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Riverbed stabs at Cisco’s heart with next-gen routing

CEO Jerry Kennelly details beyond-WAN-optimization strategy that broadens Riverbed’s assault on top network rivals.

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Big Switch adds security perimeter around SDN data center

Big Switch Networks today unraveled a wide-ranging group of products aimed at mitigating security attacks, scrutinizing cloud and container environments and improving its existing SDN-based monitoring software.

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Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount. AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning...

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Cisco sales tick up, CEO Robbins bullish on data center, security, collaboration

Cisco announced Wednesday that it eked out 1% revenue growth in its fiscal first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, in what CEO Chuck Robbins described as a “challenging global business environment.”

The Software-Defined World

Is infrastructure relevant in a software-defined world?

In the world of software-defined everything, the role of infrastructure is shifting dramatically and forcing technical professionals to adapt.

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