IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
@mbushong
50%
50%
@mbushong,
User Rank: Strategist
10/1/2013 | 4:24:46 PM
re: IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
I find some of this a little bit confusing. OpenDaylight is less about making an open source operating system for the network and more about creating an open source platform to act as the control point for the network.

The underlying network will consist of switching and routing elements (some physical, some virtual). Those elements will have network operating systems (some proprietary, some open source). And those elements within an SDN architecture will all need to be orchestrated by some SDN controller.

The hope is that controller can be open source, helping to mitigate lock-in at the point of control. That point of control will also serve for many as the point of integration. Keeping this free from vendor interests likely benefits everyone. It should help minimize the likelihood that the orchestration system inhibits choice and flexibility in the supporting networking nodes.

-Mike Bushong (@ubm_techweb_disqus_sso_-1f1aa9da472195170d23a745dc1f3a27:disqus )
Plexxi


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
News
The State of Chatbots: Pandemic Edition
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  9/10/2020
Commentary
Deloitte on Cloud, the Edge, and Enterprise Expectations
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/14/2020
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll