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Is It Always a Network Problem? A Look at the Network Team vs the Server Team

Earlier in my career there is one project that really stood out to me.  It involved me, from the server team, working closely with the network team to try to get some new technologies up and running.  It was something I was looking forward to because I had a networking background (but had ended up …

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Introducing Open Virtual Network (OVN) from the Open vSwitch Team

Open vSwitch is open source virtual switch software.  If you’re familiar with VMware, think of it as an open source Distributed Virtual Switch.  It is supported on the KVM and XenServer platforms.  The Open vSwitch team announced Open Virtual Network (OVN) on January 15, 2015.  OVN is meant to be the next logical extension of …

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Open Source Network Function Virtualization, Introducing OPNFV

As I mentioned in my article about Open Source Software Defined Networking, many projects are trying to go beyond SDN, and also provide NFV.  NFV is Network Function Virtualization, and is actually a separate concept from SDN.  While SDN focuses on mostly layer 2 and layer 3 functionality, NFV is focused on layers 4 through …

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Your Open Source Software Defined Networking Round Up

Software Defined Everything.  Anything you’ve could possibly touch in your data center is getting to the point where it has some sort of software defined counterpart.  Virtualization set the stage for our future data centers, by software defining hardware, and other technologies are catching up.  One area I think is particularly interesting is the open …

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