Huawei has unveiled its Agile Distributed WiFi solution along with its Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection solution. The launch marks the latest solutions under the Agile Network 3.0 concept, announced globally earlier this year and […]
Brocade has announced the launch of Brocade SDN Controller 2.0, a commercial distribution of the OpenDaylight (ODL) controller based on the Lithium ODL release, and two new software-defined networking (SDN) applications – Brocade Topology Manager and Brocade Flow Manager.
Huawei has bought the software-defined networking (SDN) division of Irish telecom software maker Amartus.
HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ConteXtream develops an SDN controller for Network Functions […]
The road to a software-defined network can be rocky without rigorous planning. We look at what it takes to make the daunting yet enriching jump.
Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
In partnership with CNME, delegates from Brocade hosted a roundtable at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March, which gathered a select group of IT leaders from around the region to discuss the future of Software Defined Networking and Ethernet Fabric.
Cisco is this week unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company’s new programmable architecture.
To overcome the rigidity of the traditional data centre network, software-defined networking has emerged as a popular solution, says Taj El Khayat, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West and Central Africa, Riverbed Technology
Steve Garrison, VP, Marketing, Pica8 examines how NV, NFV and SDN differ and how each moves us down the path toward programmable networks.
Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.
Next year will see demonstrable evidence of the Internet of Things, real-time communications on the Web, and SDN-enabled platforms with killer applications for them, says Cisco.
Enterprises and service providers are looking beyond collections of boxes and toward virtual data centers that are better at growing and changing, and now application services such as security and acceleration are about to fit into that picture as well.
The Agile Switch S12700 uses a fully-programmable switching architecture, and automatic network deployment and management applications.
Cisco waited too long to address the software-defined networking trend now sweeping the industry, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said last week at the Cisco Live conference.
While much of the hype for software-defined networking is focused on large-scale data centre deployments, some companies are taking a different angle. According to Laurent Masia, a product line manager for Netgear, the […]
Juniper Networks this week will extend its SDN offerings with the release of its controller, roughly six months ahead of schedule. The controller technology obtained from the acquisition of Contrail Systems is now called JunosV Contrail. It […]
Juniper Networks has launched a new range of more widely programmable switches and management tools that aim to address provider and enterprise needs for software-defined networking (SDN) and bring your own device (BYOD) […]
Even though standards bodies like the Open Networking Forum (ONF) are leading the effort to standardise software-defined networking, Dell has proposed an SDN working committee within the Object Management Group. OMG is an […]
HP announced last week that it plans to use its recently unveiled SDN controller to distribute its TippingPoint intrusion prevention system across networks. This will help to overcome the scale limitations of dedicated […]
Juniper Networks this week acquired Contrail Systems, a startup that makes controllers for software-defined networks, for $176 million in cash and stock. Contrail was founded early this year by officials from Google, Cisco, Juniper […]
Nicira, the software-defined networking (SDN) startup that VMware purchased for $1.2 billion earlier this year, plans to release an SDN product that runs independent of the underlying hypervisor and hardware that will work in VMware environments and […]
Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise division this week jumped into the SDN market with a strategy to fortify products to enhance network programmability and virtualisation. The company is augmenting its Application Fluent Network strategy with a software-defined networking plan […]
HP this week will unveil a software-defined networking portfolio that spans infrastructure, control plane operations and applications in an effort to lead the emerging SDN market. HP will roll out its own SDN controller, a separate control […]
In line with its business objectives of digital transformation and rebranding, Bapco will deploy Avaya’s next-generation fabric networking technology to power the corporate network across its locations in Bahrain,
How aggressively will the region’s enterprises spend on network development over the coming 12 months, and are they ready to introduce widespread automation into their infrastructure?
For the Middle East telecom market, 2017 could be a year of opportunities with the rise of IoT and digital services.
BT has announced it is accelerating its investment in dynamic network services by integrating a range of new technologies that will enable organisations to move towards a cloud-based IT consumption model and succeed in their ambitious digital transformation journeys.
Facing pressure to develop new services quickly and to cut operational expenditures, telecommunications service providers are increasingly outsourcing their day-to-day network operations.
Red Hat and Ericsson have announced a broad alliance to deliver fully open source and production-ready cloud infrastructure, spanning OpenStack, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI).
Described as a cost-effective, high-quality and unified network solution, Eddie Fox, vice president, Network Services, MetTel, summarises the main reasons why businesses need to move away from traditional, WAN and consider adopting SD-WAN solutions.
Gigamon is showcasing its security delivery platform and Visibility Fabric at GITEX, which provide “pervasive” visibility of network traffic, users and applications and to multiple security devices.
Carrier Ethernet is projected to broaden its penetration in telecom networks as the ubiquitous technology for broadband access, cloud interconnect and wide area medium.
From the Dead Sea to the Dalai Lama, Suhayeb Jaabo has taken in a lot in his career. The Magnolia RM Investment Group Head of IT has developed a fresh outlook on business and life, through an impressive CV that has spanned several of the Middle East’s prime locations.
Are networks prepared for the era where tens of billions of connected devices dominate the enterprise?
Cisco has announced data centre technology innovations in three key areas: networking, hyperconverged infrastructure, and hybrid cloud orchestration, which aim to enable application-centric hybrid cloud deployments.
Video collaboration has the potential to transform the culture of a business, connecting people from afar. How will the latest solutions in the space transform network demands and is the investment worthwhile in a region that values face-to-face meetings?
Etisalat has announced that it successfully on-boarded its first virtualised telecom function using Affirmed Networks’ virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution, which follows the launch of its first NFV telco cloud.
Juniper Networks has announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has deployed Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to create automated cloud services for its customers.
Adrian Pickering, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Juniper Networks, describes how businesses can be empowered by network innovations to compete in the fast-moving digital economy.
The benefits of open source are well known – software that is largely free of charge, constantly updated and prevents vendor lock-in. How trusting are Middle East organisations to open source when it comes to one of the most important parts of an IT strategy – the network?
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) promises to significantly change the way telecom networks are built and operated. However, there remain several challenges to widespread adoption.
The MoU will see SamTech develop customised applications that integrate with Huawei’s connected-vehicle solution to improve public safety and comfort across all forms of transport including buses, taxis and heavy goods vehicles.
Haider Salloum, Microsoft Gulf’s Director for its Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) segment, explains why cloud is a game changer for SMEs, and how the firm’s Azure services are geared towards this market segment.