VSRT: An SDN-Based Secure and Fast Multicast Routing Technique

It has come to our attention that an article published in the June 2014 issue of the VMware Technical Journal entitled “VSRT: An SDN-Based Secure and Fast Multicast Routing Technique” was in fact based almost entirely on an article entitled “Avalanche: Data Center Multicast using Software Defined Networking” by Aakash Iyer, Praveen Kumar and Vijay Mann from IBM Research. A few paragraphs of background content were also copied from other sources. We deeply regret that we did not discover this fact until it was brought to our attention by the authors. We highly value our relationship with IBM, and wish to reassure IBM and others that VMware respects the intellectual property of others and plans to implement additional safeguards designed to prevent such an unfortunate incident from occurring in the future.