Articles by Arthur Cole 

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.

SDN in 2016: From Demo to Production Environments

Already transformative in the top tiers of the enterprise, SDN will trickle down to more organizations this year. How will businesses utilize it?

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.

Better Networking Through the API

Moving forward with cloud and SDN will demand advancements in API management and Dev/Ops.

Putting More Fiber in Your Datacenter Diet

Data centers are beginning to feel the need for fiber in a big way. Find out what's being done to enable light speed in the DC.

Networking Your Way Up Through the Digital Transformation

No longer a supporting player, the enterprise network is becoming a critical asset. Businesses must change the way they think about the network to keep up with the times.

Open Networking Is Not Necessarily Unified

The numerous open SDN initiatives crowding the market won't necessarily simplify networking for the enterprise.

Connecting Multiple Enterprise Clouds

When corporate data is on the line, secure inter-cloud connectivity is a must.

The Real-World Impact of Abstract Networking

SDN is accepted as a coming reality, but the enterprise's understanding of how it will enhance their businesses remains unclear.

Bringing SDN Chaos Under Control

SDN and the pressures of Big Data and the Internet of Things are forcing a reimagining of the network management stack.

Supporting the Intelligent Edge Network

Big Data and the Internet of Things drive the demand for more intelligent edge networking.

Working Toward the App-Centric Enterprise

Application-centric networking is coming, and it will make traditional static networks obsolete.

With SDN, Programmability is the Point

Separating control from data is all well and good, but the real secret to the software defined network is how you program it.

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