Big Switch aims to control the cloud with SDN product

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 22nd, 2014 Big Switch Networks this week is unveiling an SDN controller designed to bring Google-like hyperscale networking to enterprises. Big Switch Networks this week is unveiling an SDN controller designed to bring Google-like hyperscale networking to enterprises. The software, called Cloud Fabric, runs on bare metal switches…

Puppet + Cumulus Linux

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By Alanna Brown, Puppet Labs | July 16th, 2014 The beauty of Puppet is the simple yet powerful foundation it provides for automating the management of the entire data center. It’s also a great platform for our Puppet Supported partners to deliver integrated solutions to their customers. Meet Cumulus Networks, the cool kids on the…

Open user group specs out SDN expectations

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 16th, 2014 ONUG also forms use case working groups for WANs, overlays and services virtualization. The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) this week established working groups to address what it sees as the biggest pain points in networking and issued a white paper describing the current challenges and…

Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | June 17th, 2014 Tail-f acquisition will give it entry into Domain 2.0 project, boost SDN/NFV cloud orchestration capabilities. Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems, a developer of multivendor network service orchestration systems for traditional and virtualized networks, and one of the vendors AT&T…