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The North American SDN market will grow to more than $4.6 billion by 2019, according to a new report from MicroMarket Monitor. The market was valued at $1.4 billion in 2014.
The Gap is closing the gap between its retail clothing stores and its corporate network by employing an SDN to replace functions previously handled by networking hardware. The first phase of the project will connect 1,200 stores. About 25 stores are being connected to the network on a nightly basis.
The Gap is closing the gap between its retail clothing stores and its corporate network by employing an SDN to replace functions previously handled by networking hardware. The first phase of the project will connect 1,200 stores. About 25 stores are being connected to the network on a nightly basis.
Alcatel-Lucent has become the latest telecom to sign onto the Open Network Lab’s Open Network Operating System project, which is developing SDN solutions for operators.
Candidates seeking a Cisco networking certification must now study the cloud, IoT and SDN, the company reported. The change covers the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Data Center and Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA) learning paths.
Singapore’s M1 Ltd will deploy an SDN proof-of-concept at its cloud-based data center. The project -- a collaboration with VMware, Palo Alto Networks and Huawei – will target efficient solutions for large corporations and government agencies.
Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) will be implemented into VCE’s Vblock system to help simplify deployments. ACI includes SDN but can also define infrastructure policies.
Giants Cisco and Ericsson announced that they will jointly develop a range of SDN and NFV solutions, although they did not provide any specifics.
Juniper Networks announced that it will begin to separate its hardware and its Junos operating system hardware. The move is said to provide more flexibility for Juniper’s customers and will allow Junos to run on third-party hardware.
Infinera and Corsa Technology showed off their SDN-enabled on-demand 100 Gps packet services at earlier this month at Supercomputing 2015. The demonstration used Corsa’s DP6400 switching platform, Infinera's Cloud Xpress optical transport platform and SDN control capabilities developed by Infinera.
Huawei’s S12700 agile switch became the first modular switch to receive OpenFlow v1.3 certification. Two additional Huawei fixed switches also passed the 1.3 performance test.