ConteXtream announced that a Tier 1 U.S. wireless operator has deployed the vendor's software-defined networking (SDN) technology to virtualize almost half of its network. The Palo Alto, Calif., startup is not specifying which carrier adopted its product but said the company is using SDN to serve nearly 40 million customers.
Wireless operators, which touted the software-defined networking concept during the Mobile World Congress show in February, are seeing that it could help them to quickly deploy more bandwidth or applications in an on-demand fashion.
Cyan, an emerging software-defined networking and packet-optical transport platform vendor, saw its initial public offer of 8 million shares of common stock, priced at $11 per share, open at $10.05 this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.
BTI Systems has beefed up its management team by hiring two telecom industry veterans, Eve Griliches and Jim Hintze, to head up new cloud and software-defined networking initiatives.
Juniper Networks on Wednesday acquired Contrail Systems, an emerging Software Defined Networks (SDN) vendor.
Service providers may be the early adopters of Software Defined Networking (SDN), but according to a new Infonetics survey a growing base of North American-based enterprises either are planning or have already deployed the technology in their data centers.
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Software defined networking architecture that has its origins in data center networks is a promising approach for upgrading or building out metro networks. How will SDN be integrated into the service provider's business case?
In what could be a step toward adoption of OpenFlow and software-defined networking, Verizon Communications ( NYSE:VZ ) and vendors ADARA Networks, Hewlett-Packard ( NYSE:HPQ ) and Intel ( Nasdaq:INTC )