Wednesday, April 16, 2014

@crn article on @hp_networking #opennvf

@searchsdn pokes fun @ciscosystems #opflex

@hp_networking #ngfw #firewall protects against #heartbleed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

@hp_networking releases new code for Unified #wireless platform

Link for 830 Controller

Link for release notes:

New launch of #hpcloud with @hp_networking #sdn rich api and #sdn networking services

Software Defined Networking

HP Cloud v13.5 builds on the OpenStack Neutron service complemented with Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology from HP Networking to offer more robust and flexible networking capabilities to rapidly customize your network as needed. Then, you can simply connect it with your existing on-premise datacenter via a VPN tunnel. Spinning up a compute instance automatically configures
  • A default network
  • A subnet
  • A router connected to the subnet and externally to the Internet
  • A security group with basic server options
Our Networking API or the Management Console exposes a rich set of additional functionality including the ability to
  • Define and configure your own private Virtual L2 Networks
  • Establish Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Specify IP address ranges and security group parameters that define the firewall rules for your instances to ensure they don?t conflict with your existing on-premise network
  • Allocate and manage public floating IP addresses
  • Connect to a specific network
  • Connect an instance to more than one network
  • Establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between the networks you create and your existing on-premise network
You also have the ability to set communication rules (security group rules) for both inbound and outbound traffic, create separate networks with their own IP address ranges, and control how servers connect to them. As a region-wide service you have the ability to

  • Use a single API endpoint per region
  • Connect networks in different Availability Zones to the same virtual L2 network
  • Have your security groups span all Availability Zones in a region
  • Map floating IP addresses to any Availability Zone in a region

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

@cisco #allovertherickenmap with #SDN

This is getting comical.  They change their stance once a quarter!  Lets go through the current list:

  1.  SDN isnt real.
  2.  OpenFlow isnt production ready
  3.  Cisco ONEPK  (only works on Cisco)
  4. Cisco OpenDaylight (onepk or openflow controller)
  5. Cisco ACI (only works on certain cisco switches which arent even released yet)
  6. Cisco OpFlex (alternative to Openflow)

Give it a quarter and some management changes and I'm sure it will change again.