SDN and Overlay Networks – It’s all about fit and features

This post has been sitting in my queue since October, I felt it was time to let it go. It's all about fit and features in Software Defined Overlay Networks Midokura MidoNet: What is it? Midokura's MidoNet creates a fully-meshed overlay network built on top of your current IP network.  MidoNet's defining feature is the claimed ability to fully process a packet at the edge of … [Read more...]

Network Operations and Overlay Networks

What Overlay Networks are being sold for today. Overlay Networks are being sold as the solution to scaling issues, be it VLAN, routes, MAC tables or other network limitations.  Overlay Networks are built by using tunneling protocols such as GRE or IPinIP.  The main customers for overlay solutions are those with older equipment that has not been refreshed in the past five or … [Read more...]