SDN promises to make networks more reliable. But how can we be sure we are not just pushing risk to the virtual layer?
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The software defined network is but a stepping stone on the way to the software defined data center.
Cisco's switching chief departs.
Ease the migration to 100 GbE by following some expert tips that apply to every possible path to 100 G.
Cisco jumping into container space by picking up startup that had been backed by the former CTO of VMware, Steve Herrod.
Time is running out for enterprises who've yet to transition to a more "liquid" network infrastructure.
Container networking will be critical to the enterprise cloud, and Google’s Kubernetes is making some moves to establish dominance.
SDN and NFV set to enable ever more accessible high-quality video services for enterprise communication and collaboration.
Abstraction is the only way to build a true IoT “without having to physically rewire the entire world.”
Extreme Networks debuts new application fingerprint to find Pokemon Go activity
The dream of open SDN integration and connectivity fractures into a reality of closed, limiting vendor collaborations.
Network orchestration is vital to SDN. Which vendors are up to the challenge?
SDN will soon bring with it service-based networking, upending traditional network models in the enterprise.
SDN and network virtualization present more and more options to the forward-thinking enterprise.
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.