SDN space gets some cash
Pluribus Networks, a software-defined networking (SDN) startup, wants to make a case for virtualizing the functions of the switch, and it landed…
Software defined networking may not be mainstream, but when it does get deployed, how will we manage the new networks and ensure performance?
Calient just picked up $27 million in funding to help the company diversify its offerings and make more gear that can send packets quickly and cheaply.
As incumbent vendors take steps along big-picture strategies to support a new networking age, OpenFlow-enabled switches are gaining adoption and enabling innovative applications.
Communications service providers (CSPs) can deliver highly reliable, low-latency, secure networks between highly distributed user populations and applications running at remote cloud data centers. Because of this, they offer tremendous advantages for enterprises looking to adopt public and private cloud computing.
NoviFlow, a company born last year, is introducing a OpenFlow-compatible switch that offers up to 200 Gbps. It could win over enterprises looking at alternatives to legacy vendors.
Cisco, HP, Juniper and other network vendors are joining up to standardize software-defined networking with products built on OpenFlow. The vendor-led consortium could help the big vendors protect their place in the data center.
More NTT Communications data centers with virtualized networks allow more enterprises around the world to see first-hand the financial and operations advantages of software-defined networking.
Intel’s funding of Big Switch Networks indicates that the commoditization of networking hardware is a few steps closer.
Brocade joined the parade of vendors, large and small, trumpeting their software defined networking strategies. The company laid out a strategy that offers a Brocade-specific fabric as well as an ability to operate an OpenFlow network simultaneously with an existing network.
Can a niche player build a business offering an offshore cloud to rival Amazon’s infrastructure as a service? Calligo wants to try. The startup has formed on the Channel Islands to provide an offshore cloud option for enterprises and eventually, an offshore personal storage account.
The networking world is changing in three fundamental ways, and all of them threaten Cisco. Cisco is responding to the threats with Insieme in the data center and a service-provider strategy. This story lays it all out for you.
A project out of Georgia Tech University using the OpenFlow protocol could change the way consumers control their home network — or the way ISPs meter customers. In this video interview Nick Feamster of Georgia Tech explains the project and where people can download it.
Networking is undergoing a huge change in part because of the creation of the OpenFlow protocol. But just because networks are programmable doesn’t mean they will become open platforms for developers. So will OpenFlow create an ecosystem like Android’s or like Apple’s iOS?
Google is running all of its backbone traffic on a software defined network built using OpenFlow, and hopes that this year it can begin the process of extending that type of programmable network to its consumer facing network.
The rapidly changing world of networking has surfaced another startup. This one, a four-year-old company called LineRate Systems, has built software the helps deliver services on top of virtualized networks. It has raised $5.4 million so far to bring more commodity gear to networking.
Google is checking out a new form of networking protocol known as OpenFlow, in the communications networks that run between its data centers. The search giant is testing the use of software defined networks in order to lower the cost of delivering a bit of information.
The idea of software defined networking enabled by the open-source OpenFlow protocol is under threat from corporations intent on using the OpenFlow name and the promise of software defined networking to lock buyers into their gear, according to a Big Switch Networks executive.
Nearly $2 million in funding. An ex-Cisco executive team. The promise of networking technology that could unite compute and networking under one configuration scheme. Cumulus Networks is a startup that has it all. It’s stealthy, but here’s what we know.
Nicira, the networking startup that is not so stealthy but seriously hot, is ready to tell the world what it offers and who is buying its software. The list of customers is impressive. Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform is used at eBay, NTT, AT&T, Fidelity Investments and Rackspace.
HP (s hpq) is following other big systems makers into the world of software defined networking with a line of 16 OpenFlow-enabled…
IBM is the latest amongst a growing list of hardware makers to release networking gear based on the OpenFlow network protocol. A new 10 GigE switch is going to target cloud/ datacenter markets and compete aggressively with rivals that would include HP and Cisco.
With myriad applications fighting for limited gigabytes on a mobile broadband plan or multiple users fighting for access to a wired home connection, what broadband users need is a connectivity thermostat that they can use to control how they can access their ISP’s pipes. It’s coming.
Networking startups are hot as VCs get hip to the promise that software-defined networking has for the industry, but Internet Systems Consortium, a non-profit entity supporting open-source software may have a hot startup in the form of one of its open-source projects.
Embrane, which builds tools that will enable cloud providers to scale out networking services faster and with less complexity, has raised $18 million in second round funding. The networking sector is heating up as virtualization complicates communication between servers and data centers.
BigSwitch was one of 10 companies launching at our Structure 2011 conference last week, but it’s also riding a sea change in the networking world. I chatted briefly with BigSwitch cofounders to learn a bit more about its goals and opportunities.
BigSwitch Networks, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based network virtualization startup founded on the principles of the OpenFlow standard, has raised $13.75 million in a Series A financing, led by Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures. The company’s goal is to become the VMware of networking.
There are obvious opportunities stemming from Wi-Fi Direct and Apple’s Airplay technologies, but how does one look beyond point solutions and hardware products to find the larger opportunity? The answer came to me during a conversation with Urs Hoelzle, Google’s SVP of engineering at Google.