Verizon Taps Cisco, Juniper to Simplify Network with SDN
@Verizon is partnering up with @Cisco and @Juniper Networks to simplify its network through #softwaredefined networking ( #SDN) technologies. That network simplification will take place on the edge, where SDN will be used to combine Verizon’s routers for Ethernet and IP-based services into a single disaggregated platform. A key tenet of SDN is the separation of network data and control planes (or hardware and software network layers). “This new multi-service edge solution features a disaggregated control plane and leverages external compute to enhance the capabilities of that control plane beyond that of a traditional router,” Verizon said in a statement today (April 30). In addition to allowing Verizon to respond to industry technology changes more quickly, the company said the new initiative will result in improvements to processes such as the deployment and provisioning of network infrastructure.