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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. How will businesses utilize it?
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.
OSX 10.11 and iOS 9 get Happy Eyeballs approach to IPv6.
Network outages can be catastrophic for the enterprise and even society itself. Arthur Cole discusses ways to prevent disaster.
Years after the end of the free pool of IPv4 addresses, IPv4 is still very much alive.
The growth of open source networking for enterprise data environments will solve many problems but create new challenges.
SD-WAN provides the enterprise what it needs to handle Big Data and the Internet of Things.
Find out why the container revolution will be less revolutionary and more supplementary than it first appeared.
Big Data and the Internet of Things will have a transformative effect on the network edge.
SDN vendor names Larry Lang as new CEO.
IoT hype is beginning to give way to disillusionment as the enterprise faces the networking realities of ubiquitous M2M connections.
Cisco's incoming CEO shuffles executive ranks.
No one should be surprised that Lloyd is leaving after he was passed over for the top job at Cisco.
Big Data makes hyperscale networking inevitable even for the enterprise.
SDN, NFV, and open source among the Chinese networking vendor's key tactics as it seeks to take on Cisco and other industry leaders.
Arthur Cole examines the impact retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers has had on the networking world.
10GbE will likely remain the basis of the advanced data center for the next decade, but bandwidth isn't the only thing enterprise networks will need.
Don’t take scalability for granted when it comes to SDN. Learn what SDN scalability requires and who's working to provide it.
SDN demands a strong silicon foundation, which in turn may help cut costs and benefit the enterprise data center.
Extreme Networks CEO Chuck Berger abruptly resigns.