Articles by Arthur Cole 

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.

SDN and the Inevitable Enterprise Reorganization

The organizational challenges of SDN will force a transformation in the enterprise.

SDN: One Piece of a Larger Puzzle

The common thread among most SDN pitches is that simply separating the control of the data plane ushers in a magical new world of possibilities. In fact, it will take a lot more than that.

Private Cloud Networking Challenges and Solutions

The challenges of networking for enterprise private clouds are driving development beyond OpenFlow and OpenStack.

Open SDN: A Crossroad for IT Vendors and the Enterprise

For enterprises considering SDN adoption, the choice between white box and proprietary isn't as clear-cut as it once seemed.

The Many Roads to SDN in the Data Center

SDN is looking more and more necessary to the data center, but even with OpenFlow and OpenStack, the choices are numerous.

All Aboard for App-Centric Networking

The benefits of application-centric networking are well worth the changes it demands.

Network Disruption: Just Go With the Flow

Network outages can be catastrophic for the enterprise and even society itself. Arthur Cole discusses ways to prevent disaster.

Open Networking at Every Layer

The growth of open source networking for enterprise data environments will solve many problems but create new challenges.

SD-WAN and the Coming Network Deluge

SD-WAN provides the enterprise what it needs to handle Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Containers and Network Infrastructure: Virtualization Redux?

Find out why the container revolution will be less revolutionary and more supplementary than it first appeared.

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