The versatility of multi-cloud, paired with the freedoms granted by unshackling from a single infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, has paved way for enterprises to switch to centralised and more dynamic SDN environments.
D-Link enhances support for SDN-enabled switches
D-Link Corporation has announced support for SDN via a free upgrade for its DGS-3000 (Access layer) and DGS-3630 (Aggregation layer) …
What is software-defined networking (SDN)?
By Brandon Butler – SDN promises to make high-capacity networks cheaper to build and especially to re-configure on the fly – as well as potentially faster and more efficient.
SDN: The game changer for today’s networks?
Software-defined networking (SDN) opens up closed network platforms, allowing for greater oversight and more rapid provisioning of new services, writes …
VMware signs up StarLink as SDN specialised distributor
VMware has announced a new partnership with StarLink to help Middle East organisations drive new digital business models. StarLink becomes …
Juniper Networks expands SDN offerings with new partnerships
Juniper Networks has announced technology alliance partnerships with a number security providers across a variety of critical areas, including endpoint security, cloud access security and network access control.
Dubai Municipality becomes SDN-equipped
The Dubai Municipality is mandated to fulfill the ambitions of Smart Dubai. Determined to modernise the organisation’s IT environment, the government arm’s IT team has set about consolidating its infrastructure.
Identifying the security pitfalls in SDN
While a software-defined network can improve application performance and help ease administrative tasks, it can also create new vulnerabilities. Experts offer advice for security teams.
Huawei unveils SDN-ready solutions
Huawei has unveiled its Agile Distributed WiFi solution along with its Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection solution. The launch marks the latest …
Brocade launches SDN Controller 2.0
Brocade has announced the launch of Brocade SDN Controller 2.0, a commercial distribution of the OpenDaylight (ODL) controller based on the Lithium ODL release, and two new software-defined networking (SDN) applications – Brocade Topology Manager and Brocade Flow Manager.
Fortinet unveils new SDNS framework and expands partner ecosystem
Fortinet has announced its new Software-Defined Network Security (SDNS) framework, which according to the company, was designed to provide advanced threat protection through the integration of security into the modern, agile data centre environment, and expanded its partner reach.
Huawei buys Amartus’ SDN division
Huawei has bought the software-defined networking (SDN) division of Irish telecom software maker Amartus.
HP buying SDN company for NFV
HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers. Terms of …
The road to SDN
The road to a software-defined network can be rocky without rigorous planning. We look at what it takes to make the daunting yet enriching jump.
Avaya to drive SDN networking educational courses & certification
Avaya has announced plans to create a new industry certification programme to drive expertise in SDN-Fabric based networking. The Avaya Certified Expert-Fx programme aims to bridge the current skills gap in the Middle East between traditional, hardware-intensive networking technologies and next-generation, software-defined fabric-based networking.
Avaya extends SDN offerings
Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.
Busting SDN myths
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
The promise of SDN
In partnership with CNME, delegates from Brocade hosted a roundtable at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March, which gathered a select group of IT leaders from around the region to discuss the future of Software Defined Networking and Ethernet Fabric.
Cisco reveals OpenFlow SDN killer
Cisco is this week unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company’s new programmable architecture.
SDN – moving beyond the hype and realising its value
To overcome the rigidity of the traditional data centre network, software-defined networking has emerged as a popular solution, says Taj El Khayat, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West and Central Africa, Riverbed Technology