Big Switch, a company that has shifted from building a controller for software defined networks to building an OS to run atop bare metal switches, is trying to make enterprise networks run like webscale networks.
Cisco has launched a program to train developers to use its APIs and help them program its gear to work with products from Cisco partners. Can this program keep Cisco relevant in a software-defined world?
Appenzeller, who co-founded Big Switch four years ago to attack the software-defined networking market, has taken his leave, sources say.
Arista Networks’ much anticipated IPO is not without its challenges, including a lawsuit lodged by one of its own co-founders and a hiccup around friends and family shares.
Large web companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon have been pushing the boundaries of IT for years, and now their problems — and solutions — are making their ways into the mainstream.
The Andromeda virtualized network that underlies some of Google’s services is now available to certain customers of Google’s Compute Engine with more zones coming on in the coming months.
Jeffrey Wang brings with him experience gleaned from more than a decade at Cisco and Brocade to the SDN upstart.
Greylock Partners’ Jerry Chen shares the triangular frameworks he uses to analyze opportunities and spot disruptive technologies in the IT infrastructure and enterprise application spaces.
The Facebook-led Open Compute Project is set to vote on four new specifications that would make open source networking switches and OS software a reality in the near future.
Software defined networking may not be mainstream, but when it does get deployed, how will we manage the new networks and ensure performance?