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News

  • 12-09-2017: Lifting the hood on Cisco software defined access.  [Packet Mischief]
  • 19-05-2017: SDN in the enterprise.  [Network Computing]
  • 19-05-2017: What the cable operators are planning for NFV and SDN.  [GazettaByte]
  • 14-10-2016: A look back at my 2013 SDN categories.  [Packet Pushers]
  • 21-07-2016: Has SDN lived up to the hype?  [Russ White]  [ECI YouTube]
  • 14-07-2016: Better features added to OpenFlow.  [The Register]
  • 11-07-2016: SD-WAN ramping up in the enterprise.  [Network Computing]
  • 06-07-2016: Why is every SDN vendor bashing the network engineers?  [ipSpace]
  • 17-05-2016: State of the network global survey finds two-thirds of enterprises have deployed SDN.  [DC Journal]
  • 18-12-2015: Understanding the rise and impact of SDN and NFV.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 19-11-2015: How SDN will change they way we connect.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 09-11-2015: The numerous levels of SDN reality.  [ipSpace]
  • 02-11-2015: What about software-assisted networking?  [Network Sherpa]
  • 16-09-2015: Why it's hard to deploy SDN-like functionality today.  [ipSpace]
  • 16-09-2015: Killer SDN applications: a view in 2015.  [IPEngineer]
  • 27-08-2015: Musings on SDN "nerd-knobs".  [ipSpace]
  • 26-08-2015: SDN: ONF is moving to "logically centralised control plane".  [ipSpace]
  • 17-08-2015: Time to ditch the definition of SDN.  [NetworkStatic]
  • 06-08-2015: Telcos' revenge is coming as SDN brings a way to build smart pipes.  [The Register]
  • 04-08-2015: SDN: It's living the dream – and just using what you've got.  [The Register]
  • 27-07-2015: AT&T: Sorry vendors, SDN is eating your lunch.  [The Register]
    • 21-09-2015: Response: SDN is eating vendor's lunch.  [ipSpace]
  • 22-06-2015: Increasing dependence on DNS in SDN world.  [EtherealMind]
  • 18-05-2015: Where are we with SDN in May 2015?  [EtherealMind]
  • 15-05-2015: Better than best effort -- rise of the IXP.  [The Open Fabric]
  • 12-05-2015: OpenFlow busts out of the data centre with 15,000-route Pacific test.  [The Register]
  • 07-05-2015: SNA was awful - SDN isn't yet.  [EtherealMind]
  • 16-03-2015: Facebook makes open source networking a reality.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 25-02-2015: Nuage Networks example of WAN orchestration.  [EtherealMind]
  • 16-02-2015: Cisco puts elastic in the fabric.  [The Register]
  • 16-02-2015: Telco heavyweights pass packets in NFV demo.  [The Register]
  • 14-12-2014: Are we ready to let software run the data centre?  [The Register]
  • 28-08-2014: The road to software-defined data center.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 28-08-2014: Software-defined data centers: what lies ahead?  [DC Knowledge]
  • 29-07-2014: Customer intent on SDN adoption is accelerating with 85% adoption by 2016.  [EtherealMind]
  • 09-07-2014: SDN started as a customer movement, not a vendor innovation.  [EtherealMind]
  • 19-05-2014: OpenFlow support in data center switches.  [ipSpace]
  • 15-05-2014: How SDN has changed In 12 months.  [EtherealMind]
  • 02-05-2014: No one cares about SDN.  [PacketU]
  • 02-04-2014: Google launches Andromeda, a software defined network underlying its cloud.  [GigaOM]  [The Register]
  • 26-03-2014: Why it's time to wrap brains around software-defined networking.  [The Register]
  • 21-03-2014: Real-life OpenFlow deployments?  [ipSpace]
  • 17-02-2014: SDN planning underway, survey finds.  [Network Computing]
  • 15-02-2014: Why is SDN happening faster than IPv6?  [PacketU]
  • 21-11-2013: SDN helps break down barriers to scaling.  [Network Computing]
  • 20-11-2013: OpenFlow love-in shows off speed-dating protocol, quick config.  [The Register]
  • 12-11-2013: Citylink brings world first SDN-based internet exchange to New Zealand.  [Geekzone NZ]
  • 11-11-2013: 2.5 years after OpenFlow debut, the media remains clueless.  [ipSpace]
  • 03-10-2013: Boffins offer router deathlist for software-defined network builders.  [The Register]
  • 03-10-2013: SDN opportunities and technology debated at Interop.  [Network Computing]
  • 25-06-2013: Mobile SDN -- it's a lot closer than you think.  [Juniper]
  • 12-06-2013: Response: SDN's casualties.  [ipSpace]
  • 06-06-2013: Big Switch quits OEM-led SDN scheme.  [The Register]
  • 12-03-2013: Virtualisation: the next frontier.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 21-02-2013: Daylight -- Internet Explorer or Linux of the SDN world?  [ipSpace]
  • 12-02-2013: F5 Networks scarfs up LineRate systems for SDN smarts.  [The Register]
  • 08-02-2013: Dell launches new switching platform & SDN capabilities.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 05-02-2013: Cisco expands SDN, unveils new Nexus switch.  [DC Knowledge]
    • 06-02-2013: Nexus 6000 and 40GE -- why do I care?  [ipSpace]
  • 03-02-2013: VMware's SDN dilemma: VXLAN or Nicira?  [Brad Hedlund]
  • 24-01-2013: NEC launched a virtual OpenFlow switch -- does it matter?  [ipSpace]
  • 15-01-2013: Juniper Networks introduces its vision and strategy for SDN.  [Juniper]  [DC Knowledge]
  • 18-12-2012: SDN technologies bring data centers closer together.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 10-12-2012: Pica 8 announces Open SDN architecture.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 06-12-2012: Plexxi launches a smarter approach to SDN networking.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 15-10-2012: Cisco rolls up its own OpenStack distro.  [The Register]
  • 15-10-2012: IPv6 first-hop security: ideal OpenFlow use case.  [ipSpace]
  • 10-10-2012: Dear $vendor, netconf != SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • 27-09-2012: SDN controller northbound API is the crucial missing piece.  [ipSpace]
  • 24-09-2012: OpenFlow/SDN: hype, useful tool or panacea?  [ipSpace]
  • 13-08-2012: OpenFlow and Ipsilon: nothing new under the sun.  [ipSpace]
  • 10-08-2012: IRS -- just what the SDN Goldilocks is looking for?  [ipSpace]
  • 02-08-2012: OpenStack/Quantum SDN-based virtual networks with Floodlight.  [ipSpace]
  • 29-07-2012: Distributed?  Centralised?  Both?  Cisco blog on OnePK and SDN.  [EtherealMind]  [Cisco Blog]
  • 19-07-2012: Internet eggheads ready superfast innovation platform.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 28-06-2012: We need both OpenFlow and NETCONF.  [ipSpace]
  • 21-06-2012: Response: using an OpenFlow switch as a programmable patch panel.  [EtherealMind]
  • 19-06-2012: Rant: our vendor partners don't have an SDN vision.  [EtherealMind]
  • 19-06-2012: Hybrid OpenFlow, the Brocade way.  [ipSpace]
  • 14-06-2012: Big Switch and overlay networks.  [ipSpace]
  • 13-06-2012: Cisco announces Open Network Environment to unleash application-driven network programmability.  [Cisco [DC Knowledge]
    • Cisco Open Network Environment.  [Cisco]
    • Cisco + OpenFlow + OpenStack = ONE software-defined network.  [The Register]
    • Roundup: Cisco's approach to SDN.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cisco ONE: more than just OpenFlow/SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • 13-06-2012: Juniper's vision for SDN enables network innovation.  [Juniper]
  • 24-05-2012: Brocade: yet another SDN strategy.  [ipSpace]
  • 18-05-2012: OpenFlow @ Google: brilliant, but not revolutionary.  [ipSpace]
  • 09-05-2012: Response: big switch networks -- the value of openness.  [EtherealMind]
  • 27-04-2012: Removing Cisco from the equation with SDN.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 22-04-2012: Bumper SDN/OpenFlow roundup of links for ONS 2012.  [EtherealMind]
  • 09-04-2012: How Google is using OpenFlow to lower its network costs.  [GigaOM]
    • 17-04-2012: Google's next OpenFlow challenge: taking SDNs to the consumer.  [GigaOM]
  • 22-02-2012: NEC + IBM: enterprise OpenFlow you can actually touch.  [ipSpace]
  • 20-01-2012: Piston releases private cloud based on OpenStack.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 19-01-2012: Big Switch open sources OpenFlow controller.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 23-11-2011: OpenStack is overstretched.  [The Register]
  • 26-10-2011: For Juniper, OpenFlow is an important step on the path to network programmability.  [Juniper]  [Juniper]
  • 18-10-2011: What is Nicira really up to?  [IOS Hints]
  • 25-07-2011: OpenStack / Quantum / Open vSwitch.  [Network Heresypart 1]
  • 09-06-2011: Speculation: first OpenFlow product from Cisco.  [IOS Hints]
  • 02-06-2011: VMware: let's get logical -- the case for OpenFlow network virtualisation (and their failed network plans).  [EtherealMind]
  • 27-05-2011: For the record: I am not against OpenFlow.  [IOS Hints]
  • 17-05-2011: Incomplete thought: just-in-time QoS.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • 29-04-2011: OpenFlow 1.1 in hardware: I was wrong (again).  [IOS Hints]
  • 22-03-2011: OpenFlow: the future of Google's network?  [DC Knowledge]
  • 22-03-2011: Tech titans back OpenFlow networking standard.  [DC Knowledge]  [OpenFlow]  [ONF]

Useful Articles

  • Here's how the SDN that powers Azure works.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 6 questions to ask your SD-WAN vendor.  [Network Computing]
  • SDN implementation planning.  [Network Computing]
  • Tom Hollingsworth: networking's transition to software.  [Network Computing]
  • SD-WAN: controller and router placement.  [Network Computing]
  • Game of nodes.  [Russ White]  [TheNewStack]
  • Open vSwitch, SDN and GNS3.  [Network Computing]
  • A simplified approach to SDN and network disaggregation.  [Packet Pushers]
  • Out-of-band SDN management network.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Sorting through SD-WAN.  [Networking Nerd]
  • SD-WAN: making the business case.  [Network Computing]
  • SDN vs NMS.  [Russ White]  [ECI Telecom]
  • Fibbing and SDN.  [Russ White]  [Fibbing]
  • SDN post-deployment considerations.  [Network Computing]
  • Applying the 80-20 rule to SDN.  [DC Journal]
  • One of the better explanations of SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • Network automation RFP requirements.  [ipSpace]
  • BGP as an SDN.  [Russ White]  [ECI Telecom]
  • Network programmability basics.  [Network Computing]
  • NFV, skills & mutable vs. immutable infrastructure.  [ipEngineer]
  • How do I get a grasp of SDN and NFV?  [ipSpace]
  • SDN strategy: put applications first.  [Network Computing]
  • Segment routing: inside a new SDN technology.  [Network Computing]
  • OpenFlow and firewalls don't mix well.  [ipSpace]
  • Typical SDN architectures.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Is OVSDB a control- or management-plane protocol?  [ipSpace]
  • SDN as an abstraction layer.  [ipSpace, video]
  • SDN - Computerphile.  [YouTube]
  • Scalability of OpenFlow control plane network.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN is NOT an innovation, its iteration.  [EtherealMind]
  • The 'smarter', software-defined data center.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Software-based switching is not SDN.  [ipSpace, video]
  • SDN and whitebox switches.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Learn SDN and OpenFlow fundamentals.  [Network Computing]  [GNS3 Academy]
  • I'm new to SDN -- where should I start?  [ipSpace]
  • SDN 101: centralised control plane.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Data center fabrics and SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • Defining SDN.  [EtherealMind]
  • The problem with SDN.  [Network Computing]
  • Top four SD-WAN myths.  [Network Computing]
  • Can we use OpenFlow for load balancing?  [ipSpace]
    • Should we use OpenFlow for load balancing?  [ipSpace]
  • The Top Five Reasons to Adopt SDN and NFV.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Control plane protocols in OpenFlow-based networks.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Education for SDN from the ONF.  [ipSpace]
  • Explaining the difference between between SDN and NFV.  [EtherealMind]
  • Learn SDN with virtual routers and switches.  [ipSpace]
  • The biggest problem of SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN will not solve real-life enterprise problems.  [ipSpace]
  • Four reasons why whitebox networking is cheaper.  [EtherealMind]
  • How does Openflow decide which path to use?  [StackExchange]
  • Briefing: Project Calico -- BGP-drive SDN without overlays.  [EtherealMind]
  • You cannot buy a software-defined network.  [EtherealMind]
  • More on centralised control and SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • Implementing VLAN-aware bridge with OpenFlow.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Link aggregation in OpenFlow environments.  [ipSpace]
  • Do we need network programmability?  [ipSpace]
  • On SDN controllers, interconnectedness, and failure domains.  [ipSpace]
  • When did SDN really start?  [ipSpace]
  • Is the Cisco Nexus 9000 a whitebrand strategy?  [EtherealMind]
  • How do I get started with SDN and virtualisation?  [ipSpace]
  • Availability zones in overlay virtual networks.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Four different types of Ethernet and Whitebox products.  [EtherealMind]
  • Whitebox switching: follow the R&D budget.  [ipSpace]
  • You must understand the fundamentals to be successful.  [ipSpace]
  • Whitebox switching and open-source networking are not SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • Overlay networking as a method to scale flow networking and handling.  [EtherealMind]
  • Scaling overlay networks:
  • Is controller-based networking more reliable than traditional networking?  [ipSpace]
  • Network programmability 101: Q&A time.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Network programmability and SDN.  [ipSpace, video]
  • Network programmability phase 1: the configured network.  [ipSpace]
  • SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?  [The Register]
  • The four paths to SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN: beyond the hype.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The crux of the matter.  [Pedro Marques]
  • Is OpenFlow considered the best tool for overlay virtual networks?  [ipSpace]
  • Benefits of SDN -- or, SDN is like IPv6.  [ipSpace]  [PacketU]
  • The difference between SDN, automation, and orchestration.  [EtherealMind]
  • Is OpenFlow useful?  [ipSpace]
  • DDoS mitigation with OpenFlow.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN strategies:
    • Part 1: Vendors vie for market, mindshare.
    • Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP.
  • Network Function Virtualisation.  [ipSpace]
  • Security and SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • The software-defined data center: potential game changer.  [Network Computing]
  • Understanding SDN: services, commodities, and value.  [EtherealMind]
  • OpenFlow 101 video.  [ipSpace]  [ipSpace MP4]
  • Understanding SDN: connectivity is commodity, services are valuable.  [EtherealMind]
  • Building a business case for SDN.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Service insertion with OpenFlow.  [ipSpace]  [ipSpace video]
  • The DCK guide to software-defined technologies.  [ipSpace]
  • What exactly is SDN?  [ipSpace, video]
  • Making the SDN transition: first steps.  [Network Computing]
  • I want SDN and I want it now.  [The Register]
  • SDN management: risks and challenges.  [Network Computing]
  • Categorising SDN network solutions and architectures for understanding.  [EtherealMind]
  • Control and data plan separation -- three years on.  [ipSpace]
  • What exactly is SDN, and does it make sense?  [ipSpace]
  • How did SDN start?  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow/SDN won't scale?  [DC Overlords]
  • Software-defined forwarding: what's in a name?  [DC Overlords]
  • Control plane in OpenFlow networks.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN's endgame: infrastructure orchestration through data sharing.  [Network Computing]
  • Getting started with SDN.  [PacketU]
  • Securing the software-defined network.  [Network Computing]
  • Real-life OpenFlow/SDN use cases.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN, network professionals and jobs.  [Network Computing]
  • Don't leave network virtualisation to server admins.  [Network Computing]
  • Flow table explosion with OpenFlow 1.0 (and why we need OpenFlow 1.3).  [ipSpace]
  • Eliminating VLANs and fragility in underlay with network.  [NetworkStatic]
  • Forwarding models in OpenFlow networks.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN – One of the hottest networking topics at present.  [IT Brief]
  • Exception routing with BGP: SDN done right.  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow vs fabrics.  [Network Computing]
  • What does programmable network mean?  [EtherealMind]
  • 10 ways SDN will change IT.  [Network Computing]
  • 10 SDN architectures.  [Network Computing]
  • OpenFlow and Fermi estimates.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN doesn't mean cheaper networking.  [Network Computing]
  • Do you really want to program your network?  [ipSpace]
  • SDN is not a technology, it's a use case.  [Network Computing]
  • 7 SDN considerations.  [DC Knowledge]
  • What secure SDN should look like.  [Juniper]  [SecurityWeek]
  • Evolving SDN: tackling challenges for web-scale deployments.  [EtherealMind]
  • NFV and SDN: better together.  [Juniper]
  • Real-life SDN/OpenFlow applications.  [ipSpace]
  • Implementing control plane protocols with OpenFlow.  [ipSpace]
  • What is the software defined data center, and why is it important?  [WSJ ATD]
  • Overlay networking is more and better while ditching the toxic sludge.  [EtherealMind]
  • Scale, SDN, and network virtualisation.  [Network Heresy]
  • Could IXPs use OpenFlow to scale?  [ipSpace]
  • Don't wait for the future -- SDN is already here.  [Juniper]
  • OpenFlow and SDN -- do you want to build your own racing car?  [ipSpace]
  • Multi-vendor OpenFlow -- myth or reality?  [ipSpace]
  • Server Guy's guide to virtual networks.  [ipSpace: PDF]
  • Myth #8: SDN requires a forklift upgrade.  [Juniper]
  • What the hell is SDN?  [PacketLife]
  • Making network decisions today for an SDN tomorrow.  [Juniper]
  • Network virtualisation: delivering the promise of SDN.  [Network Heresy]
  • SDN: what it is, how it works, and why it matters.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • SDN white paper Nuage Networks VSP -- delivers SDN in a big way.  [EtherealMind]
    • PDF attached below: Nuage_Networks_VSP-Delivering_SDN_in_a_Big_Way-Packet_Pushers_Whitepaper.pdf
  • The many paths to SDN.  [ipSpace]
  • Control-plane policing in OpenFlow networks.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN future.  [PacketLife]
  • SDN use case: firewall migration in the enterprise.  [EtherealMind]
  • Controller-based packet forwarding in OpenFlow networks.  [ipSpace]
  • QoS in programmable flow networks.  [ipSpace]
  • SDN -- unleashing the full power of the network.  [Juniper]
  • What can OpenFlow tables do?  [ipSpace]  [ipSpace]
  • Making a case for network virtualisation.  [WSJ ATD]
  • OpenFlow protocol and data model details.  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow review: flow forwarding and controllers.  [ipSpace]
  • The 7 myths of SDN.  [Juniper]
  • Edge protocol independence: another benefit of edge-and-core layering.  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow review: traditional network devices.  [ipSpace]
  • Edge and core OpenFlow -- and why MPLS is not NAT.  [ipSpace]
  • Applications of SDN.  [Juniper]
  • Visualising OpenFlow/SDN flow -- Big Switch SDN flows in hyperglance.  [EtherealMind]  [YouTube]
  • Google foretells big switch to networks of the future.  [Wired]  [ExtremeTech]
  • Basic introduction to network virtualisation, Nicira, and VMware.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • Mind blowing L2-L4 network virtualisation by Midokura MidoNet.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • Why is OpenFlow focused on L2-L4?  [ipSpace]
  • What is a virtual network?  It's not what you think it is.  [Wired]
  • SDN will change the WAN.  [DC Knowledge]
  • LAN navigation in an OpenFlow world and an SDN compass.  [EtherealMind]
  • Response: why community counts.  [EtherealMind]  [NetworkStatic]
  • Does CPU-based forwarding performance matter for SDN?  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow takes networks in a different direction.  [The Register]
  • Legacy protocols in OpenFlow-based networks.  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow/SDN is not a silver bullet.  [ipSpace]  [High Scalability]
  • Video: OpenFlow-based forwarding.  [ipSpace]
  • Network virtualisation.  [Network Heresy]
  • What is a virtual network?  It's not what you think it is.  [Wired]
  • Does SDN represent the evolution of network management?  Yes, but no, it doesn't.  [EtherealMind]
  • Video: SDN and controller ecosystems.  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow doesn't undermine vendors even though it changes everything.  [EtherealMind]
  • Next-gen network drumbeats: going with OpenFlow.  [Wired]
  • OpenFlow might lower capex while SDN will increase opex.  [EtherealMind]
  • OpenFlow: a perfect tool to build SMB data center.  [ipSpace]
  • Bandwidth on demand: is OpenFlow the silver bullet?  [ipSpace]
  • Introduction to OpenFlow and SDN -- presentation and screen recording posted.  [EtherealMind]  [ipSpace]
  • Will SDN/OpenFlow be used in the enterprise?  [EtherealMind]
  • Is OpenFlow open?  I ask: compared to what?  [EtherealMind]
  • Defining flow forwarding instead of switch or routing.  [EtherealMind]
  • Dodging open protocols with open software.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • Virtual circuits in OpenFlow 1.0 world.  [ipSpace]
  • Forwarding state abstraction with tunneling and labeling.  [ipSpace]
  • FIB update challenges in OpenFlow networks.  [ipSpace]
  • OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking: is it routing or switching?  [EtherealMind]
  • Is OpenFlow/SDN good at forwarding?  [Network Heresy]
  • OpenFlow: enterprise use cases.  [IOS Hints]
  • OpenFlow deployment models.  [IOS Hints]
  • I apologise, but I'm excited.  [IOS Hints]  [EtherealMind]
  • Origins and evolution of OpenFlow/SDN.  [Network Heresy]
  • OpenFlow and the state explosion.  [IOS Hints]
  • Some more OpenFlow Q&A.  [IOS Hints]
  • You don't need OpenFlow to solve every age-old problem.  [IOS Hints]
  • OpenFlow's beginnings.  [Network Heresy]  [Network World]
  • What might an SDN controller API look like?  [Network Heresy]
  • An attempt to motivate and clarify Software-Defined Networking (SDN).  [Network Heresy]
  • Let's talk about OpenFlow.  [The Register]
  • OpenFlow is the answer -- now what was the question?  [Network Heresy]
  • OpenFlow and network value -- network computing.  [EtherealMind]
  • The scaling implications of SDN.  [Network Heresy]
  • OpenFlow specification emerges: rise of the software-defined network.  [EtherealMind]  [TechTarget]
  • OpenFlow -- why it can cross the adoption gap.  [EtherealMind]
  • OpenFlow is like IPv6.  [IOS Hints]
  • On data center scale, OpenFlow, and SDN.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • OpenFlow FAQ: will the hype never stop?  [IOS Hints]  [Network World]
  • Video: software defined networks explained.  [DC Knowledge]
  • OpenFlow: BIOS does not a server make.  [IOS Hints]
  • What is OpenFlow?  [IOS Hints: part 1part 2]
  • Open Networking Foundation -- fabric craziness reaches new heights.  [IOS Hints]