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DDoS attack security for NFV- and SDN-powered networks

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check, we look at some top news items from across the space as well as speak with A10 about DDoS attack security for NFV- and SDN-powered networks

On today’s show we have an interview with Rene Paap, product marketing manager at A10 on DDoS security for NFV- and SDN-powered networks.

But first, let’s take a look at some of the top headlines from across the telecom-related NFV, SDN, cloud and software space from the past week.

OPNFV this week released its second platform release dubbed Brahmaputra, which The Linux Foundation-based organization said was its “first full experience with a massively parallel simultaneous release process.” The platform is said to tap code from various upstream communities, including OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OpenContrail, ONOS and ETSI.

OPNFV said the platform includes hardened feature enhancements, such as configuration and integration with recent software releases from OpenStack and OpenDaylight; system-level testing and multiple performance testing frameworks and methodologies; infrastructure and testing environment advancements; and deployment and integration enhancements.

In support of the new release, OPNFV said it plans to conduct its first “plugfest” on May 9 at CableLabs headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.

Also this week:

The OpenDaylight Project welcomed Hitachi as a “silver” member and named a new member to its advisory group, bolstering the open source-based organization’s work in SDN and NFV.

OpenDaylight, which like OPNFV is based out of The Linux Foundation, noted Hitachi’s move shows continued strength in the adoption of open source platforms from Japanese companies.

The organization cited product, training and support in Japan from the likes of Brocade, Cisco, Fujitsu, Huawei, NEC and NTT Data, and more than 10 end user organizations in Japan have deployed OpenDaylight in their networks.

OpenDaylight also added Carlos Matos to its advisory group, which is tasked with providing technical input to OpenDaylight’s developer community. Matos is current a board member of the Open Networking User Group and director of global network architecture at Fidelity Investments.

The OpenDaylight Advisory Group includes 16 members from a number of telecom organizations, including Telefónica, AT&T, Orange, TeliaSonera and China Mobile.

OpenDaylight recently rolled out its latest open source platform under the Beryllium name. The platform, which targets SDN programmability, is the fourth from the Linux Foundation-based organization, following the previous Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium launches.

I would also recommend you check out the RCR Wireless News and RCRtv websites for dozens of news and video interviews from the NFV, SDN and cloud space from the recent Mobile World Congress event.

Thanks for joining us this week and make sure to check us out again next week for a new show.

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