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SDN is either the most important industry revolution since Ethernet or merely the latest marketing buzzword. Let's decide.
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To push past SDN hype, it'll take innovation by the networking 99%

SDN hype will be short-lived, but once vendors move on from the SDN market, network admins must be willing to learn how to use SDN technology to change the network forever.
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Arista Networks And SDNCentral: Fast is the New Cheap

Arista Networks And SDNCentral: Fast is the New Cheap | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Our series of fireside chats with Arista Networks continues with a conversation about how “fast” is becoming the new “cheap” in SDN networking requirements.
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Software-Defined Networking: An Introduction To... | Brocade Communities

Software-Defined Networking: An Introduction To... | Brocade Communities | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Meet online with experts in storage, networking and others who have common interests on Brocade products, solutions, architecture, and technology. You can also share your ideas and learn from your peers in this interactive online environment.
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IP Carrier: SDN Will Follow "Big Data" Through the Peak of Hype

IP Carrier / Gary Kim

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SDN Decoded: Licensing

SDN is redefining everything you know about networking, including how licensing the network as a service can improve both performance and your bottom line. I...
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Exclusive Interview: Yukio Ito Of NTT Communications on SDN Benefits

Exclusive Interview: Yukio Ito Of NTT Communications on SDN Benefits | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Yukio Ito, board member of the ONF and SVP of Service Infrastructure at NTT shares his thoughts on OpenFlow, SDN, OpenStack and CapEx/OpEx savings.
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"Vendor’s activities for OpenFlow SDN for implementation have been slow. If people keep the open source situation going with OpenDaylight activities, that is a good thing

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Telco SDN: The Revolutionary Benefits of Telco SDN

Telco SDN: The Revolutionary Benefits of Telco SDN | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Dimitris Mavrakis is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media and will be speaking in-depth about SDN and NFV at the SDN World Conference.
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TelecomTV | News | The intelligent person's guide to Software Defined Networking (SDN)

TelecomTV | News | The intelligent person's guide to Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it

Extract from a Telco 2.0 briefing paper on Software Defined Networking (SDN):

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Metaswitch Networks's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:48 AM

OpenFlow, NFV and SDN discussed in detail, but not too much detail. 

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SDN After Interop - Enterasys Networks

SDN After Interop - Enterasys Networks | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Our take on what SDN means to the attendees of Interop this year in Las Vegas.
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"The funny part of all this is that we don’t have to wait until all the pieces in this architecture are set. We can get a practical approach to SDN using existing APIs, existing protocols and existing hardware" 

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Telco SDN: The Revolutionary Benefits of Telco SDN

Telco SDN: The Revolutionary Benefits of Telco SDN | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Dimitris Mavrakis is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media and will be speaking in-depth about SDN and NFV at the SDN World Conference. (@dmavrakis Nice write up--thank you.
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SDN: A Sea Change in the Data Center | Broadcom Connected

SDN: A Sea Change in the Data Center | Broadcom Connected | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Short for Software Defined Networking, SDN has become the latest enterprise tech acronym to buzz around the data center � and rightfully...
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What the Hell is SDN? - Packet Life

What the Hell is SDN? - Packet Life | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
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Jeremy Stretch, networking engineer and the maintainer of PacketLife.net, straigh-shoots an explanation of this "protocol still in its infancy"

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Tier 1 U.S. Wireless Provider Deploys ConteXtream to Achieve NFV Goals

Tier 1 U.S. Wireless Provider Deploys ConteXtream to Achieve NFV Goals | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
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What Exactly Is SDN?

What Exactly Is SDN? | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Much debate is happening in the industry about how exactly to define SDN, but the bottom line is whether or not it can solve problems for your organization.
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Is SDN For Real? And If So, What Is It? By Sunil Khandekar

Is SDN For Real? And If So, What Is It? By Sunil Khandekar | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Market forecasts estimate in the billions and every networking vendor seems to be coming up with SDN solutions. It's raining SDN in the networking industry!
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SDN World News

Bringing you the very latest on SDN and NFV developments across the world
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Nice repository chock-full of NFV and SDN. 

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What’s the Buzz All About? | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Software-Defined Data Centers: What’s the Buzz All About? | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Image: Manager Web/Flickr The tech industry loves its buzzwords. They give everyone something to rally around or debate, they help feed the pipeline of
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Next-generation networks: An overview | ZDNet

Next-generation networks: An overview | ZDNet | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
The new enterprise IT landscape of cloud services, mobility and BYOD, social media usage and big data analytics creates very different types of network traffic to the traditional mix of in-house client-server enterprise workloads.
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IoT and SDN, and a few other acronyms thrown in.

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Does Infinite Bandwidth Mean You Don’t Need SDN?

Does Infinite Bandwidth Mean You Don’t Need SDN? | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Steve Garrison discusses SDN in the context of infinite bandwidth and describes why SDN adds value regardless of the bandwidth available in the network.
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We like "SDN does not solve every problem but it advocates tackling these network problems differently but not necessarily radically. It does provide a new methodology.  A means that is independent of the pipe size. So key in on ‘’software defined’’ instead of hardware defined to avoid wholesale forklift upgrades..."

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Computerworld Singapore - SDN will benefit Asian telcos: interview

Computerworld Singapore - SDN will benefit Asian telcos: interview | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it
Even though Software Defined Network (SDN) is not exactly new, many companies are not sure if it will be able to redefine networking. Aaron Sipper, solutions director at Metaswitch Networks, talks about SDN and how it will impact the Asian telcos.
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>> With the increased use of centralised cloud computing resources, Carrier SDN will become increasingly important to telecom providers in Asia. Two examples are data centre backup and cloudbursting.

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TelecomTV | Video | SDN & NFV: What do Telcos REALLY want?

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Broadcom’s Samueli Talks SDN and the End of Moore’s Law at Ethernet Summit | Broadcom Connected

Broadcom’s Samueli Talks SDN and the End of Moore’s Law at Ethernet Summit | Broadcom Connected | Software Defined Networking (SDN) | Scoop.it

There was a celebration of sorts in Silicon Valley this week, a 40thbirthday party party for Ethernet...

Metaswitch Networks's insight:

Not a game-changer, but "another avenue for deployment of Ethernet and Ethernet-like technologies" >> Perhaps. Perhaps not.

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TelecomTV | Video | Six minute guide: what SDN & NFV REALLY mean

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Martyn Warwick asked a dozen experts, "Could you define SDN and NFV?" 

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