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Ethernet Turns 44

Bob Metcalfe first proposed Ethernet on May 22, 1973

Easing Complexity on the SDN Controller

Vendors are taking several different approaches to simplifying and improving software-defined networking controllers.  

Devising the Right SDN Strategy

Enterprises should approach software-defined infrastructure as a journey rather than a destination.

IoT Connectivity Challenges? SD-WAN to the Rescue

In order to support vast quantities of connected devices, organizations will need a software-defined networking solution.

On the Verge of Autonomous Networking

The networks of the future will manage themselves.

Cisco Facing a Maturing Open Network Environment

The networking giant needs to figure out how it will navigate the rapidly approaching era of software-defined infrastructure.

Working Toward Global IoT Infrastructure

Managing data networks that cross geographic borders will be a big challenge for enterprises rolling out IoT initiatives.

How the Interconnect is Driving Converged Infrastructure

As vendors increase the throughput of their fabric, the separations between compute, storage and networking are beginning to disappear.

Networking Still a Thorn in the Cloud's Side

Cloud computing has solved many problems for organizations, but it has made networking more complicated.

Reimagining the Network for the Hyperscale Era

Ixia, SnapRoute and Coriant have recently launched networking products designed for hyperscale data centers.

Closing in on the Intelligent Network

Artificial intelligence algorithms will help manage, monitor and secure increasingly complex software-defined networks.

How SDN Will Deliver on the Hybrid Cloud

Software-defined networking helps solve some of the operational complexity issues associated with the hybrid cloud.

Top Juniper Exec Jumps to Cisco

Jonathan Davidson returns to Cisco to lead Service Provider Networking group.

The Network OS in a Software-Defined Enterprise

Several vendors have recently rolled out network operating systems designed to improve management in an SDN environment.

From Building Networks to Consuming Them

The network as a service model will require a shift in thinking for enterprise IT.

The Importance of M2M in the IoT

Enterprises will need to upgrade their networks to enable the machine-to-machine communication necessary for the Internet of Things.

The Steady March of Open Networking into the Enterprise

Several recent industry announcements show that vendors and their enterprise customers are embracing open networking.

Rich Media and the IoT: A Networking Nightmare

As IoT devices begin collecting video and audio data, enterprises will need new networking hardware in order to cope.

Cisco and AppDynamics: Software is Truly Eating the Network

Cisco's latest acquisition represents and important shift for the networking giant.

No Digital Transformation without Networking

Enterprises must adapt their networks and their business models if they want to continue to thrive.

HPE Aruba President Dominic Orr Retiring

Current leader of HPE's Aruba business unit set to retire at the end of the month.

The Network in 2017: From Planning to Execution

Networking this year will be all about delivering great application experiences over distance.

Network Visibility: More than Just Simple Management

As network complexity grows, so does monitoring and management.

Creating the Seamless IoT Network

The IoT is going to require a new kind of network.

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.

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