Overlay networks News
May 04, 2018
Verizon has built a software-defined networking controller for its legacy routers. The Verizon SDN technology is being used on Cisco and Juniper hardware delivering Ethernet services.
June 07, 2016
From the SDN blogosphere: One network pro says coding will prove critical in the network engineering careers of tomorrow; another shares advice on software-defined security.
March 30, 2016
In recent SDN-related news, NEC and PLUMgrid have both upgraded their SDN suites, and the CIO of the United States will address the Open Networking User Group's Spring conference.
May 15, 2015
SN blogs: This week, an analyst said that DBaaS can help IT get back some of budget now spent on housekeeping activities.
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