SDN and network virtualization present more and more options to the forward-thinking enterprise.
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Highly programmable and software defined networks are forcing a rapid evolution of the networking chip.
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.
DevOps will be critical to SDN success in the enterprise. Vendors are working to enable DevOps management of the network.
Cloud networking is critical to today's new enterprise infrastructure deployments. Learn what's needed to connect the distributed enterprise data center.
Cloud visibility limitations create challenges for enterprises and CSPs alike, especially on open platforms.
Software defined WAN technology is the next logical step to the truly distributed enterprise. Find out what it must do.
As key challenges of networking the IoT become clear, virtual networking through SDN and NFV is emerging as critical to solutions.
Containers may be the next big thing for enterprise data centers, but the networking challenges are significant.
The future of SDN demands automation on a level that current management platforms don't provide, but that is changing.
Technology isn't the only thing that enterprises must change in order to prepare for Big Data. Attitudes must evolve, too.
The Internet of Things won't impact the data center as much as expected. It's the edge that must change.
Future-proofing software defined networks for hyperconvergence is a key challenge of today's SDN implementations.
Emerging cloud offerings from major networking vendors seek to address the complexities of end-to-end cloud data environments.
The diversity of hardware and software options emerging for SDN creates challenges for the enterprise.
Founder of Nicira and key figure in the development of SDN, Martin Casado is now joining Andreessen Horowitz as General Partner.
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.
SDN's transformation of the enterprise network has begun. Art Cole discusses the future of the industry.
Choosing between 25 GbE and 40 GbE isn't simple or easy, but knowing some key differences will help.
Even in software, the network of the future may have to take its cues from fabrics.
More changes in Cisco's executive ranks.
The network OS will be critical to enabling SDN environments and the software defined data center.
The evolution of the network into software and the rise of Dev/Ops will demand new skills from networking pros.
Already transformative in the top tiers of the enterprise, SDN will trickle down to more organizations this year. The future of SDN looks bright.
Allocating network resources to information workers is growing more complex, especially given the questionable future of net neutrality.
SDN will someday be as critical to the enterprise as plumbing is to the modern home.
New demands on the data center drive development of data center interconnect technology to deliver LAN-like performance over the WAN.
More than a complement to SDN, SD-WAN may prove essential for software defined networking to achieve its full potential.
Software defined networking's time has come. Network engineers must now consider whether to adopt white box networking infrastructure or stick with proprietary gear.
Software defined networking's time is upon us, but what changes will SDN bring to the enterprise network?
Doubts about OpenStack put the focus on the open source cloud platform's weaknesses.
In the SDN era, enterprises will need ultra-flexible disaggregated architectures to remain competitive.
Get value from SDN faster by selecting a reference architecture to speed up the deployment process.
Moving forward with cloud and SDN will demand advancements in API management and Dev/Ops.
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.
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.
The numerous open SDN initiatives crowding the market won't necessarily simplify networking for the enterprise.
When corporate data is on the line, secure inter-cloud connectivity is a must.
SDN is accepted as a coming reality, but the enterprise's understanding of how it will enhance their businesses remains unclear.
SDN and the pressures of Big Data and the Internet of Things are forcing a reimagining of the network management stack.
Big Data and the Internet of Things drive the demand for more intelligent edge networking.
Application-centric networking is coming, and it will make traditional static networks obsolete.
Separating control from data is all well and good, but the real secret to the software defined network is how you program it.
The organizational challenges of SDN will force a transformation in the enterprise.
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.
The challenges of networking for enterprise private clouds are driving development beyond OpenFlow and OpenStack.
For enterprises considering SDN adoption, the choice between white box and proprietary isn't as clear-cut as it once seemed.
SDN is looking more and more necessary to the data center, but even with OpenFlow and OpenStack, the choices are numerous.
The benefits of application-centric networking are well worth the changes it demands.