Software Defined Networking

Docker offers big opportunity for software-defined networking

By Rakesh Saha and Jay Kidambi Recently, technologies like Docker have popularized software containers as basic computational units for application deployment. In addition to easing the process of application development, testing, deployment and maintenance, these technologies also promise to be lighter-weight alternatives to full-fledged virtualization. In most environments, containers will coexist with other computational units […]

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Test drive the engine: IBM Cloud at the OpenStack Summit in Paris

The Paris OpenStack Summit is here and the IBM team has been hard at work prepping for the event. We have a large group attending as usual and all are vying to show you the latest products and demonstrate the power of OpenStack in the IBM Cloud. To help plan your time at the summit, I wanted […]

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What is software-defined networking?

Many people have heard the term “software-defined networking,” or SDN. Fewer people understand, in practical terms, what SDN can do for them. In this post, I provide a brief introduction to SDN and describe what it can do for you in the cloud. Perhaps the key advantage of the cloud is that is allows you […]

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Dive into the software-defined network ocean with OpenStack

By John M. Tracey and Ramesh Menon One area where the cloud can be particularly useful is in simplifying the traditionally onerous process of provisioning and configuring network infrastructure and services. Many people wonder though how they can begin to utilize the cloud for networking. In this post, we describe an easy way to get started […]

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The next generation of cloud computing

The cloud isn’t just for techies anymore. Understanding what’s next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners. From a technology that was initially […]

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Are software-defined highways in our future?

Have you ever wondered why most things need to be “software defined” nowadays? Instead of asking if something needs to be software defined, I would ask: Does that something need to be interfaced with or automated through software? For highways, I would ask: Do the highways of the future have to provide interfaces for traffic […]

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Dinosaurs and the cloud: The mainframe’s role

Dinosaurs are not usually something you equate with cloud computing, but bear with me while using this analogy. Around 20 years ago I had my summer internship in the internal IT department at IBM in Norway, and I can still remember a poster that hung on the one of the office doors. It said “The […]

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Securing Software Defined Networking: Using open standards with IBM solutions to secure your assets in the cloud

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging technology that has come in tandem with the rise of cloud computing. This prominent technology adds a boost to network virtualization, which eliminates the boundary of the physical network topology. However, the dynamic nature of SDN makes it harder to manage compared to a traditional network. When securing […]

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