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Software-defined networking (SDN), the concept that's so hot VMware spent $US1.05 billion buying market leader Nicira, is on the way to becoming a standard for telecommunications networks. SDN is the networking world’s equivalent of server virtualisation. The latter made it possible to treat a single physical server as several …

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  1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge
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    SDN Standards

    These stnadards already exist - more or less - in the form of things like Openflow and 802.1Qbg. Important to note that the extand SDN standards are IEEE, of course, not ITU. Strikes me as sour grapes from those whose patents didn't make it into the "standards" for SDN.

    ROTM icon because I feel it is underused, and we don't have a whaaaaambulance.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: SDN Standards

      I agree. As I read it, I wondered why AT&T (or whatever company owns the remnants of their 5ESS business) were not listed as participants.

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