Cloud Computing and Virtualization

The cloud and virtualization have revolutionized enterprise computing and looks set to grow in importance over time. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) liberate companies from the constraints of legacy on-premises data centers; private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud architectures provide a host of options to suit individual business needs. Meanwhile, virtualization has moved beyond the server. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has the potential to free the data center from the limitations of physical networking equipment. Need to keep up with the latest in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, from a networking point of view? Enterprise Networking Planet will keep you informed.

Don’t Skimp on Cloud Connectivity

"Inadequate networking could make your cloud more of a hindrance than a help to next-generation data functionality."

Containers and the Virtual Network

What issues could containers cause in a virtualized network, and what are vendors doing to address them?

Review: Zetta DataProtect Simplifies Enterprise Cloud Backup

The Zetta DataProtect cloud backup service infuses enterprise-grade backup capabilities with SaaS simplicity. Frank Ohlhorst reviews.

Where is the Next Big SDN Vendor?

Steve Herrod, former CTO of VMware, made the biggest SDN acquisition of all time when he acquired Nicira for $1.2 Billion. Is there another company like Nicira on the horizon?

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

The Quantum project isn't the only OpenStack networking effort set for major improvements. OpenStack Juno users will get improvements to Nova-network, too.

If You Want IoT, You Need the Cloud

Experts at Boston's Connected Cloud Summit argue that the cloud and the Internet of Things are necessarily intertwined.

An SDN for Every Market

Handicapping the growth of the SDN market is a tricky game. But whether you are SME, SoHo, or hyperscale, there is a software defined network out there for you.

Review: NComputing Brings Virtual Desktops to Mobile Devices with oneSpace

True enterprise mobility demands a multi-platform virtual desktop experience, which NComputing's oneSpace delivers.

Looking Past SDN to the Cloud

Technologies like the software defined network evolve within the confines of wide industry trends. These days, that would be the cloud.

FireLayers Cloud Gateway Takes Control of Multi-Cloud Security

FireLayers Cloud Application Security Gateway may make hybrid and public cloud security, control, and compliance easier.

Cisco Acquires Metacloud for OpenStack as a Service Tech

Cisco gets deeper into the OpenStack ecosystem with announcement of planned Metacloud acquisition.

Celebrity iCloud Breach is a Cloud Security Wake-Up Call

You don't have to look at the recently leaked celebrity nudes to learn valuable cloud security lessons from the cloud data breach.

Networking, Private Cloud, and the Heterogeneous Environment

Some networking vendors aim to unify multi-vendor, legacy data center silos into the interoperable environments private cloud requires.

VMworld 2014: Toward a Secure Hybrid Cloud

VMware and Intel developing secure hybrid cloud solution that addresses data residency, encryption, and efficiency challenges.

VMworld 2014: Midokura's Overlay SDN, Network Virtualization Gain Traction

Midokura talks new customers, partnerships, OpenStack, and SDN.

VMworld 2014: Protecting Network Admin Jobs in the Age of SDN

Cloud, network virtualization, and SDN are changing the enterprise's expectations of network admins. Netadmins must change, too.

Working Toward the Wide Area LAN

Increasing reliance on the cloud is making the WAN critical to enterprise connectivity. Vendors are stepping up to deliver LAN-like functionality for the WANs of the future.

OpenStack Neutron Set for New Updates in Juno Release

October OpenStack release will be a major milestone for cloud networking.

Silver Peak Expands WAN Optimization for the Cloud Era

New Unity fabric accelerates WAN and cloud traffic by looking at the state of the broader network.

First SDN, Then the Intelligent Network

What are the practical benefits of intelligent networks, and how does network intelligence differ from SDN?

Juniper Debuts New EX4600 Switch for High-IQ Networking

EX4600 packs in up to 72 x 10 GbE and 12 x 40 GbE ports.

Review: PRTG Network Monitor v14 Simplifies Network Management

Version 14 of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor eschews complexity for simplicity and almost makes network management fun.

Review: Incapsula's Cloudified Layer 7 Load Balancing and Failover

Incapsula's cloud service brings real-time load balancing and failover to distributed enterprises.

Inside Juniper's Integrated Operating Plan to Drive Growth

Juniper is in the process of re-focusing on a number of key areas, including SDN.

Study: IaaS and Cloud Challenges in the Enterprise

IaaS comes with several key challenges. Enterprise admins sound off on what cloud providers need to do better.

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