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Whitepaper: NVGRE, Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking

MVPs Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis have published a whitepaper on how to deploy Hyper-V Network Virtualization, Microsoft's software-defined network (SDN), using Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2. You won't find an end-to-end guide anywhere el ...
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Using Overlay SDN to Integrate Public Cloud Environments

The increasing need for compute resources can strain traditional infrastructure, as well as the IT teams responsible for delivering on time and under budget. Previously, scaling a business required major investments in equipment and agreements with servic ...
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Software Defined Networking Using the VXLAN Standard - Thomas Richter, IBM - YouTube 50:55

Host interconnection provided by the physical network infrastructure has to cope with an increasing demand of resources requested by the VMs. Furthermore data centers have to host many tenants with its independently assigned network resources leading to a ...
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Software Defined Networking in CloudStack - Hugo Trippaers, Schuberg Philis - YouTube 42:04

Virtualization and Cloud Orchestration Software solved only part of the cloud puzzle. Where we are now able to effectively orchestrate compute and storage resource, more often than not the network engineer is still trying to keep up with his telnet or ssh ...
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Is Cisco’s SDN Architecture Really That Special?

After Cisco‘s launch on Wednesday of the products prepared by spin-in Insieme, competitors predictably assaulted the hardware-heavy architecture. But what might be more significant are their claims that they already do the policy management that’s so cent ...
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Navigating the Transition to Network Virtualization - YouTube 30:14

Network Virtualization promises to impact the networking industry much like server virtualization impacted IT. What this means for you is that the networks in your OpenStack cloud can be architected and operated in a way that is drastically better than th ...
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OpenDaylight: An Open Source SDN for Your OpenStack Cloud - YouTube 43:26

OpenDaylight is an exciting new community-led, open source project focused on accelerating adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) by providing a robust SDN platform on which the industry can build and innovate. An OpenDaylight controller provides f ...
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Recent Videos: Network and Security Virtualization Part 2 Video 8:20

VMware Certified Instructor and Senior Technical Trainer Brian Watrous expands the discussion of the components of network and security virtualization by describing the different components of a virtual network and how it enables dynamically created virtu ...
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Learning NVP, Part 7: Handling the NVP to NSX Transition (blog.scottlowe.org)

Welcome to part 7 of the Learning NVP blog series, in which I will discuss transitioning from a focus on NVP to looking at NSX.

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Andreas Voellmy Demonstrates the Maple SDN Controller at ONUG - YouTube 19:46

Andreas Voellmy introduces and demonstrates the Maple SDN controller at ONUG's Fall 2013 event. Recorded at ONUG on October 29, 2013. For more information, visit http://TechFieldDay.com class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir=ltr href="http://techfieldday.com/" ...
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NFV PoCs: What Concepts Get Proved?

The NFV ISG released its first public documents in early October, but the most significant release was the details of its process for proof-of-concept demonstrations.  PoCs are one of the things that I’ve believed from the first would be essential in ...
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Learning NVP, Part 6: Adding an NVP Gateway (blog.scottlowe.org)

Welcome to part 6 of the Learning NVP blog series. In this part, I’m going to show you how to add an NVP gateway appliance to your NVP environment. In future posts, you’ll use this NVP gateway to host either L2 or L3 gateway services (more on those in a m ...
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Network Function Abstraction Redux (Now with DevOps!) SDN Video 49:07

I wrote a few days ago about how cool projects like OpenDaylight are abstracting network functions into consumable policies that non-network folks can use (and that’s a good thing!). I felt this quick follow-up was necessary. Providing the right too ...
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OpenDaylight and Those Pesky Southbound APIs

As I’ve mentioned before, the OpenDaylight Project (ODL) is an open source project aimed at providing an common framework for doing SDN. This means that we don’t have to choose OpenFlow, or onePK, or SNMP, or Netconf, etc. as the end-all be-all ...
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The Cloudcast - #114 - Evolving to SDN DevOps

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely Description: Brian talks with Jason Edelman (@jedelman8, SDN Evangelist, Principal Solutions Architect - Presidio) about his evolution from traditional networking skills to his focus on SDN and the programmability of netw ...
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Flow Table Explosion with OpenFlow 1.0 (And Why We Need OpenFlow 1.3)

The number of flows in hardware switches (dictated by the underlying TCAM size) is one of the major roadblocks in a large-scale OpenFlow deployment. Vendors are supposedly making progress, with Intel claiming up to 4000 12-tuple flow entries in their new ...
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NET7388-S - Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious VMworld Session 63:03

When server virtualization first came to market, few understood the implications of its disruptive nature. Now, with tens of billions of dollars in customer savings achieved, and over 80 percent of all workloads virtualized, it's clear server virtualizati ...
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Dynamic Storage Bandwidth at VMworld Barcelona

Last May Chad Sakac shared a demo highlighting the use of Nicira at the storage level. It's worth viewing this demo again in case you are at VMworld Barcelona and want to see it for yourself (at booth D20)7. Over the past few months I've been using the d ...
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