Network Tutorial at OpenDaylight Summit 2015

On July 27th, 2015, Router Analysis Founder Steven Noble will be presenting a tutorial on migrating a standard L3 network over switches controlled by OpenDaylight.  The tutorial will be at the end of a three part set of tutorials moving from beginner (what is OpenDaylight, how to download and install it), Medium (Using OpenDaylight) and ending with our tutorial showing a … [Read more...]

NetDEF Progress and Router Analysis Projects

It's been a while since I've posted anything on Router Analysis so here is an update. Everything is going well for NetDEF, projects are in place, some funding is in place and we are ready to ramp up. Router Analysis will be a project under NetDEF and start reviewing many of the switches and routers we have been working with over the last few months. Martin Winter will … [Read more...]

RIPE66, OpenSource and OpenFlow/SDN

This upcoming week will be RIPE66 in Dublin, Ireland.  While I wish I could go, my schedule does not permit.  On the plus side, Martin Winter who has association with The Network Device Education Foundation (soon to take over Router Analysis as a project) will be attending and speaking. One of the important points that I try to push is Transparancy i.e. The Open concept. … [Read more...]

ONS 2013, RouteFlow and NetDEF

Today is the first day of Open Networking Summit 2013. ONS 2013 as the name implies, is focused on Open Networking such as SDN, OpenFlow, Network Controllers, etc. There have been a lot of great announcements such as: Extreme Networks Announces OpenStack Quantum and OpenFlow support in their campus switches. Extreme Networks, Inc., today announced that it will be present … [Read more...]

Updates to the Reference Controller

ProjectW Updates and More After a great presentation at NANOG by Scott Whyte of Google, there have been quite a few updates to the ProjectW system. The bootable CD is v0.5 Support for MPLS and ISIS Support for controlling multiple switches at the same time Router Analysis plans to integrate the changes from v0.5 into the Reference Controller.  There will be no … [Read more...]

Network Device Education Foundation

The Network Device Education Foundation On February 27th, 2013 the Network Device Education Foundation, Inc.(NetDEF) a not for profit entity was formed.  The Foundation has many goals, one of the most important is to carry on the philanthropic mission of Router Analysis, Inc.  The Foundation will initially be funded out of my own pocket and eventually by companies such as … [Read more...]

Building a Reference SDN Controller – Part 1

The Reference SDN Controller Project Router Analysis has been working for the last six months constructing and testing a Reference SDN Controller.  The project has two goals: Create a enterprise grade PC based system that compliments OpenFlow enabled switches that allows for an easy introduction to OpenFlow based SDN for Network Administrators. Create a baseline testing … [Read more...]

NFV’s Impact on Network Equipment Manufacturers

NFV as viewed by the Network Equipment Manufactures What the customers are looking for from NFV: With the advent of NFV the networking industry is seeing a big change in the historically conservative views of their Telco customers.  The Telcos are willing to: Take a larger CapEx hit if it means very large reductions on OpEx Work with smaller (startup) vendors Give up … [Read more...]

The State of OpenFlow 2012 – Report and Analysis

The State of OpenFlow 2012 - Report and Analysis In partnership with SiliconANGLE we are proud to release The State of OpenFlow 2012 - Report and Analysis. Here are some snippets from the report: Testing Session Overview The goal of the testing was straightforward; confirm that currently available switches interoperate with two of the most used OpenFlow controllers, … [Read more...]