By Jay Wei:Cisco (CSCO) investors now should be less concerned about the company's ability to continually dominate the networking equipment business, as Cisco has been quickly adapting to the increasingly software-defined networking infrastructure used by today's Internet service providers and other corporate and government customers for Web communication and data management.
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.
By Zeus Kerravala:There has been no technology in networking that has had as more hype or confusion around it than Software Defined Networks (SDNs). In November alone we have seen a number of networking vendors announce SDN related products, including Cisco's (CSCO) $840 million acquisition of Insieme, and related Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) product launch.
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 [...]