Merely months after unveiling its software-defined networking (SDN) strategy in January, Juniper Networks (JNPR) put some of those plans in action by launching its first programmable core switch last week.
Guest post written by Eric Johnson Eric Johnson is CEO of ADARA Networks. Software Defined Networking is an incredibly valuable tool for creating business profitability. It is likely the most valuable IT development in the last generation. Other developments such as social networking may be better known to businesses; however, social networking [...]
By Sarfaraz A. Khan:Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) continues with inorganic growth in cloud computing and mobile technologies. The company has reported strong quarterly results as it looks for growth in non-core areas by selling servers and other equipment as opposed to the traditional communications equipment such as routers and switches.
Juniper Networks’ seems to have finally woken up to the threat that software-defined networking poses to its business. The networking vendor announced Tuesday a multi-year strategy that will help it embrace the ongoing transition in the networking world towards flatter, more scalable architectures in a way that stops hardware from being commoditized completely.
Oracle this morning said it has agreed to buy Xsigo Systems, a San Jose-based provider of software-defined networking technology. The company said Xsigo's software allows customers "to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, resulting in increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing cost." Terms were not [...]
Three veterans of Cisco's biggest, and most controversial, projects are in talks to make a new kind of switch that could bridge the old networking world of high customization and the new world of software. The product could bring new life to Cisco, but not without possible damage to company morale.