Bringing you the very latest on SDN and NFV developments across the world

virtual picWelcome to the latest newsletter from SDN World News, guiding you through the latest developments in the world of Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization. We are pleased to bring together the best of the resources we’ve been watching in recent weeks, so you can keep in touch with SDN and NFV the easy way.

It would seem that the vendors in the SDN and NFV space are all keeping busy at the moment with frequent new product announcements and alliances forming, as everyone works swiftly to assure their position in this burgeoning new market. The Whitebox debate is also still very much an issue for more established players – just how much of a threat do Whitebox vendors pose? And how can traditional vendors defend themselves in the long run as more and more commodity equipment becomes available?

At SDN World News, we are very much looking forward to Carrier Network Virtualization in Palo Alto, California on 9-11 December 2013, a new event featuring contributions from over 20 carriers worldwide. The results of the Whitebox debate taking place on Monday 9th December and the Innovation Accelerator Awards on the evening of Tuesday 10th December will no doubt be of great interest to many.

Plans for the annual Network Virtualization and SDN World conference and exhibition in London on 27-29 May 2014 are now also taking shape. If you have any ideas for the programme which you would like to feed into this, please do let us know.

Please find below a round-up of what we’ve spotted this month…

Best regards,

Georgina Wilczek


In the News

Whitebox Week: How Cheap is Commodity?

Whitebox Week: Why the Enterprise Might Not Care

SDN World News Interview with Ravinder Shergill, Senior Technology Architect, Telus, Canada 

SDN World News Interview with Shazia Hasnie, Senior Director, Network Architecture and Strategy, Megapath, USA

SDN World News Interview with Phil Braden, SVP Technology and Applications, PCCW Global

Feature: The Promise of Software-Defined Networking

Latest Top Tweets:

SDN Tech ‏@sdn_tech 26 November

A Good NFV Read. Take a look at @6WINDSoftware‘s New White Paper on Data Plane Acceleration for #NFV #6WIND#SDN

Current Analysis ‏@CurrentAnalysis   25 November

NSN and SK Telecom Demonstrate Cloud-Based EPC, Meet NFV Scaling Objectives: NSN announced the completion a jo…

Open Flow Networks ‏@OpenFlowNetwork 22 November

In the SDN Era, the Edge Needs Love Too: Software defined networks and the distributed data cente… #ITNews#SDN

TV Connect Event@tvconnectevent 21 November

Deutsche Telekom: “Infrastructure cloud and NFV is a natural next step for Telcos.”: Matthias Maurer is … #IPTV

Oracle Comms @OracleComms 14 November

SDN, NFV & network virtualization to see large growth due in part to service provider adoption, says


Brad Casemore ‏@BradCasemore 31 October

Many carriers are still “watching and waiting” on NFV, and that poses challenges for vendors, too. …


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