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Are Hyperscalers Taking Over Enterprise Network Design?

The hyperscale infrastructure trend is affecting networking technology.

How the IoT Will Change the Enterprise

How will the Internet of Things affect enterprise networks?

Automation and the Network Admin

The role of network admins will certainly change as IT automation takes hold.

Looking for Better Networking? It's All in the Fabric

Fabric architectures are the future of networking.

Architecting Networks for the Big Data Lake

With so much data to analyze, how do you build a network architecture to access it all?

Managing the Abstract Network in the Era of SDN

How far are we from self-service networks of the future?

FPGAs Poised to Remake Enterprise Networking

The answer to networking needs could be in chips.

Can SDN Produce a Single Data Network?

Is a single virtual network possible? Yes and no.

Connectivity in a Geo-Distributed Data Environment

The need to push connectivity across greater distances is becoming critical.

Enterprise Networking: Thriving Through Change

Even as network infrastructure consolidates, demand for connectivity will rise.

SDN and the Network Reliability Factor

SDN promises to make networks more reliable. But how can we be sure we are not just pushing risk to the virtual layer?

SDN: The Network Piece of the SDDC

The software defined network is but a stepping stone on the way to the software defined data center.

Cisco Loses Another Top Exec as Soderbery Exits

Cisco's switching chief departs.

All Roads Lead to 100 Gbps Ethernet

Ease the migration to 100 GbE by following some expert tips that apply to every possible path to 100 G.

Cisco Acquires ContainerX for Container Management

Cisco jumping into container space by picking up startup that had been backed by the former CTO of VMware, Steve Herrod.

Networking the Enterprise's Digital Transformation

Time is running out for enterprises who've yet to transition to a more "liquid" network infrastructure.

Will Google Win the Cloud Through Containers?

Container networking will be critical to the enterprise cloud, and Google’s Kubernetes is making some moves to establish dominance.

Virtual Networks: A Game-Changer for Enterprise Video

SDN and NFV set to enable ever more accessible high-quality video services for enterprise communication and collaboration.

Will Network Complexities Hamper the Internet of Things?

Abstraction is the only way to build a true IoT “without having to physically rewire the entire world.”

How To Find Pokemon Go on Your Network

Extreme Networks debuts new application fingerprint to find Pokemon Go activity

SDN Integration: Same as it Ever Was

The dream of open SDN integration and connectivity fractures into a reality of closed, limiting vendor collaborations.

Where Should Orchestration Reside in the SDN?

Network orchestration is vital to SDN. Which vendors are up to the challenge?

Networking as a Service Emerges from SDN

SDN will soon bring with it service-based networking, upending traditional network models in the enterprise.

The Growing Diversity of Virtual Network Operating Systems

SDN and network virtualization present more and more options to the forward-thinking enterprise.

Chip Makers Shoring Up their Networking Positions

Highly programmable and software defined networks are forcing a rapid evolution of the networking chip.

SDN is Coming. Is Your Workforce Ready?

One of the key challenges of SDN is the new expertise it will demand of network managers. Begin retraining now to be ready for the software defined enterprise.

Pushing DevOps Across the SDN

DevOps will be critical to SDN success in the enterprise. Vendors are working to enable DevOps management of the network.

Networking Your Way to the Optimal Cloud

Cloud networking is critical to today's new enterprise infrastructure deployments. Learn what's needed to connect the distributed enterprise data center.

Lack of Monitoring Still Hampers Scale-Out Networking

Cloud visibility limitations create challenges for enterprises and CSPs alike, especially on open platforms.

First the SD-WAN, then the Distributed SDDC

Software defined WAN technology is the next logical step to the truly distributed enterprise. Find out what it must do.

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.

Martin Casado Leaving VMware for VC Firm

Founder of Nicira and key figure in the development of SDN, Martin Casado is now joining Andreessen Horowitz as General Partner.

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.

Pankaj Patel is Leaving Cisco

More changes in Cisco's executive ranks.

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.

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