Articles by Arthur Cole 

Internet of Things Networking Challenges

As key challenges of networking the IoT become clear, virtual networking through SDN and NFV is emerging as critical to solutions.

Container Networking Challenges for the Enterprise

Containers may be the next big thing for enterprise data centers, but the networking challenges are significant.

The Future of SDN: From Management to Automation

The future of SDN demands automation on a level that current management platforms don't provide, but that is changing.

The True Challenges of Big Data Networking

Technology isn't the only thing that enterprises must change in order to prepare for Big Data. Attitudes must evolve, too.

The IoT and the Enterprise Network

The Internet of Things won't impact the data center as much as expected. It's the edge that must change.

SDN for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Future-proofing software defined networks for hyperconvergence is a key challenge of today's SDN implementations.

Networking the End-to-End Cloud Environment

Emerging cloud offerings from major networking vendors seek to address the complexities of end-to-end cloud data environments.

Defining the Software in Software Defined Networks

The diversity of hardware and software options emerging for SDN creates challenges for the enterprise.

The Many Sides of Virtual Networking

SDN and NFV aren't mutually exclusive and the enterprise data center will eventually need both, but the differences between them still pose difficult choices.

Where is SDN Taking the Network?

SDN's transformation of the enterprise network has begun. Art Cole discusses the future of the industry.

25 G vs. 40 GbE Comparisons for the Enterprise

Choosing between 25 GbE and 40 GbE isn't simple or easy, but knowing some key differences will help.

Building Fabrics on SDN Architecture

Even in software, the network of the future may have to take its cues from fabrics.

Redefining the Network Operating System for the SDCC

The network OS will be critical to enabling SDN environments and the software defined data center. 

A New Networking Skillset for the New Network Paradigm

The evolution of the network into software and the rise of Dev/Ops will demand new skills from networking pros.

The Future of SDN: From Demo to Production Environments

Already transformative in the top tiers of the enterprise, SDN will trickle down to more organizations this year. The future of SDN looks bright.

Containing the Growing Enterprise Bandwidth Hogs

Allocating network resources to information workers is growing more complex, especially given the questionable future of net neutrality.

What, Exactly, Can SDN Do for the Enterprise?

SDN will someday be as critical to the enterprise as plumbing is to the modern home.

On the Cusp of a Radically New DCI

New demands on the data center drive development of data center interconnect technology to deliver LAN-like performance over the WAN.

SD-WAN: Pushing Abstraction Past the Edge

More than a complement to SDN, SD-WAN may prove essential for software defined networking to achieve its full potential.

SDN and the White Box Question

Software defined networking's time has come. Network engineers must now consider whether to adopt white box networking infrastructure or stick with proprietary gear.

Living and Working in an SDN World

Software defined networking's time is upon us, but what changes will SDN bring to the enterprise network?

Life In the App-Centric Enterprise

More than simply a new networking technology, app-centrism is an entirely new way of dealing with digital environments

Doubt Creeps Into OpenStack

Doubts about OpenStack put the focus on the open source cloud platform's weaknesses.

First SDN, Then Disaggregation

In the SDN era, enterprises will need ultra-flexible disaggregated architectures to remain competitive.

Choosing the Right SDN Reference Architecture

Get value from SDN faster by selecting a reference architecture to speed up the deployment process.

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