Latest SDN publications

Riverbed to acquire Xirrus WiFi for SD-WAN functionality

Riverbed Technologies has announced the signing of a deal to acquire Xirrus, a cloud WiFi network provider, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Xirrus is intended to strengthen Riverbed’s existing software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering by combining unified cross-network connectivity with Xirrus’ enterprise-level WiFi functionality. In April 2016 Riverbed launched SteelConnect, an application-defined SD-WAN… Read More

Virtual1 expands SDN offering across UK

UK cloud and connectivity service provider Virtual1 has announced plans to extend its software-defined network, expanding its existing London-based footprint and adding a further 180 towns and cities across the UK. The company hopes to become the country’s largest and most advanced wholesale-only network by the end of the year. In an official announcement, Tom… Read More

Researchers propose using software-defined networking to unify cloud and edge

A team of researchers have proposed a method to use cloud and fog, or edge, computing structures to complement one another – rather than viewing edge computing as a replacement for the cloud. Using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to manage the interaction between cloud and edge resources, a network can remain dynamic, agile and efficient while… Read More

Is multi-dimensional network convergence the future of 5G and the death of new infrastructure?

If convergence is the key to 5G, how can it be achieved under current market models..? Opinion As I write, the National Infrastructure Commission is lamenting Britain’s laggard place in 4G connectivity, at the same time that the UK government is increasingly depending on the Shoreditch set to re-cement the country’s viability as a global… Read More

Why reconsidering our approach to networking is crucial to cloud success

Scott Sneddon, Senior Director of SDN and Virtualisation at Juniper Networks, examines the networking challenges and opportunities presented by emerging cloud technologies… The emergence of cloud technologies, virtualization, containers and the Internet of Things (IoT), have brought with them unique architectural challenges. Enterprises are running application workloads across many kinds of private and public clouds, while… Read More

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