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Using Software-defined Networking to Scale the IT Team

IT infrastructure must become easier to manage, to free up the time that IT managers are spending on cumbersome day-to-day management tasks that add little strategic value. To meet this need, automation and software-driven abstraction are becoming baked into modern

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Avoiding Vendor Lock-in to Maximize the Value of SDN

Proprietary network architectures and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) brought to the table functionality that was foundational in enabling the development of the Internet. However, for a number of reasons, a more open and standards-driven approach to networking is necessary

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How Data Centers Can Implement Open Networking Now

The use of Open Networking promises operational value, data center flexibility and a reduction in the cost of network infrastructure. Next Generation SDN (Software Defined Networking) promises automation, increased agility and a reduction in operational costs of data center networking

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SlideShare: The Software Matters in Open Networking

Achieving the Benefits of Open Networking in the Data Center Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can

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What is Intent Based Networking?

Intent-Based Networking moves organizations from reactive networking where everything that happens on a network is in response to something, to proactive networking where everything that happens on a network is to deliver the business goal or the intent. Intent-based networking

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Defining SDN in the Open Networking Era

Software-defined networking (SDN) represents the future of networking. A “software-defined” network enables an organization to virtualize their network, automate operations to enable efficient network configuration, and integrate network functions across dozens of switches creating a unified network architecture that is

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Understanding White Box Networking and Open Network Operating Systems

For decades, an organization bought its network switching products from a single vendor such as Cisco. In most cases, that organization’s data center became 100% dedicated to that networking vendor and it was almost impossible for another vendor to gain

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Webinar: The Software Matters in Open Networking

Achieving the Benefits of Open Networking in the Data Center Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can

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Why Has SDN Adoption Been So Slow? – Pluribus Networks Briefing Note

The move to commodity hardware changed the way data centers scale compute and storage resources. The network, for the most part, is being left out of the movement. Once an organization makes a network vendor selection, it has very few

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