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What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-WAN deployments show the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance, and now this software-centric approach is being applied to the unique...

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Inside Cisco’s DNA Center – the dashboard for intent-based networking

Cisco’s DNA Center is a new network automation software that the company has positioned as the interface for its ambitious intent-based networking (IBN) strategy. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: What is intent-based networking? | Why...

VMware

VMware jumps into SD-WAN with VeloCloud purchase

VMware to plans to buy VeloCloud, challenging Cisco in the fast-growing software-defined WAN market.

SDN: Technology to cut costs, speed new services

IT execs need to understand the benefits of this network technology in data centers and elsewhere.

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Versa brings multiple functions to software-defined branch networks

Versa Networks wants to help enterprises overcome some of the complexity of branch networks with new multi-function software for its Versa Cloud IP Platform.

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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network...

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New products of the week 2.13.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Cisco and Forescout.

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Nokia makes bid for Comptel to boost its software business

Network equipment vendor Nokia wants to buy a software company that helps customers make do with less hardware.

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Nokia to buy network analytics vendor Deepfield to fight DDoS attacks

Cloud providers and large enterprises don't know enough about what's going on in their networks, according to Nokia.

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Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount. AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning...

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AT&T's coming SD-WAN services will tap into FlexWare

Software is beginning to simplify one of the hardest kinds of networking: wide-area networks that link up an enterprise’s remote sites, branch offices and data centers. Now AT&T is getting in on the game.

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A closer look: VMware's NSX extends to the public cloud

At VMWorld 2016, Network World's Brandon Butler chats with Guido Appenzeller from VMware about its move to extend NSX functionality to the public cloud.

Named Data Networking is on the horizon, and SDN will help make it a reality

NDN shifts the focus of networking from origins and destinations to the information itself

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

Automation key to getting SDN security right

Exploring how software defined networking impacts security, and how concerns around visibility and control can be alleviated

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AT&T likes 'white-box' networks and hopes you will, too

AT&T’s march toward standard “white-box” network gear will come to enterprises this week with the introduction of an industry-standard server that can take the place of four specialized network devices.

Glue Networks wants to be the orchestration platform for the networked world

Uses Cisco Live to announce new platform capabilities, a new development community

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