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Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies

In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.

In the first part of this series on vendors' software-defined networking (SDN) strategies, I discussed the SDN landscape and the most recent InformationWeek SDN Survey, which showed that most vendors have a long way to go when it comes to explaining their SDN plans. In this post, I'll examine SDN products from Cisco, Arista, and HP.

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While Cisco has dabbled in SDN technology for years, it lacked a coherent plan for how IT teams could embrace its vision for software-controlled infrastructure and services while preserving investments in the vast array of hardware already deployed.

That changed in November when the company announced its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), a grand blueprint that goes beyond low-level flow control and virtual network management to include enterprise-wide regulation and automation of application use, performance and security policies, orchestration of virtual network services, and management of physical and virtual network configuration.

Read the rest of this story on Network Computing.

Kurt Marko is an InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor and IT industry veteran, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University ... View Full Bio

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Multicloud Infrastructure & Application Management
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application Management
Enterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.
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