Getting Started with Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

First question that comes to mind is whether SDN and NFV are same or different or related technologies? SDN and NFV are independent technologies. SDN creates a separate management plane which sits a floor above the traditional control plane so as to get wider view of the network and orchestrate using network protocols like OpenFlow. So, with the SDN approach
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in 2017

2017 looks to be a promising year for software-defined networking (SDN) enthusiasts. According to recent research by IDC, the worldwide SDN market is expected to grow to $12.5 billion by 2020. This includes physical network infrastructure, control software, SDN applications, and last but not least professional services. Software-defined networking gained
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OpenDaylight Summit 2016

OpenDaylight Summit, a flagship event of technology, is just few days away and it’s been held in Meydenbauer Center, Seattle. This year OpenDaylight have more than 40 sessions, keynotes, tutorials, speakers, etc., which will talk about various topics under the roof of open networking. The major topics which
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DPDK – Boosting The Networking Revolution

The success of server virtualization is infectious. This prompted a search for a similar technological advancement in the networking industry. There was a need to replicate the model of how server virtualization reduced the cost of running isolated applications & improved agility. NFV or Network
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NFV Landscape – An Overview

Before we move ahead let’s get an understanding about Network Function Virtualization (NFV). What is Network Function Virtualization (NFV)?A basic definition of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) states that it is a type of network architecture that virtualizes different network node functions into building blocks which may
NFV Landscape – An Overview
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Storage-As-A-Service

Storage can be costly and inflexible. Enterprise storage devices with high performance and availability are very expensive portions of infrastructure in data centers. They are also quite inflexible as organizations need to purchase sufficient storage to meet ultimate storage requirements, whether for a year or a day....
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Should Datacenters go the Hyper-Converged way?

Change is inevitable and so is applicable to datacenters. Trends show that datacenters are adopting new changes as many disruptive technology vendors embark into the datacenter business. Players ranging from flash storage to software defined storage, viz., Pure Storage, Nimble, Nutanix, Simplivity, etc., are all boarding this ....
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Software Defined Network (SDN) – Present, Past and Future.

Before we move ahead let us understand the 3 generations of networking. The first generation of networking was primarily dominated by mainframes. Organizations invested a lot of their money in proprietary protocols to connect their distributed offices. Second generation which...
Software Defined Network (SDN) – Present, Past and Future.
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Basics of LUN and Target discovery on Windows

During my work with multipathing driver, I came across multiple situations where once devices were removed and added but they did not come back in time. Multi pathing driver would eventually be blamed for not presenting the paths (Since device...
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Looking Forward to VMWorld 2015!

Calsoft has been regularly attending VMWorld events. Given our interest in the Storage and Virtualization domain, this is the conference, which we cannot miss. VMWorld always lives up to its promise of being a very focused conference bringing together zealous...
Looking Forward to VMWorld 2015!
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