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.

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.

Juniper Bundles Cloud Enabled Branch

New cloud focused solution is enabled via new functionality in current Juniper products

Cisco Acquires CloudLock for $293M

Cisco buys its way into the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) market

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.

Cisco Tetration Extends Data Analytics Across the Data Center

Tetration network visibility and analytics initiative brings a "time machine" to data center security.

Midokura Funding Tops $44M for SDN Tech

New Series B round will be used to help advance container and hybrid cloud Software Defined Networking efforts.

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.

Pushing DevOps Across the SDN

DevOps will be critical to SDN success in the enterprise. Vendors are working to enable DevOps management of the network.

Networking Your Way to the Optimal Cloud

Cloud networking is critical to today's new enterprise infrastructure deployments. Learn what's needed to connect the distributed enterprise data center.

Cisco Not Worried about Whitebox Networking

As Cisco's reports its third quarter earnings, continued declines in switching and routing are a concern.

Riverbed Improves Cloud, Container Visibility in SteelCentral Update

SteelCentral network visibility technology gets a milestone update providing administrators with more insight into what's running.

Cisco's Embrace of OpenStack Pays Network Dividends [VIDEO]

Cisco cloud computing CTO Lew Tucker discusses how NFV and OpenStack come together.

Lack of Monitoring Still Hampers Scale-Out Networking

Cloud visibility limitations create challenges for enterprises and CSPs alike, especially on open platforms.

Review: SmartDraw Cloud Makes Network Diagramming Easy

Review: SmartDraw brings the functionality, performance, and ease of use of their desktop application to the cloud.

First the SD-WAN, then the Distributed SDDC

Software defined WAN technology is the next logical step to the truly distributed enterprise. Find out what it must do.

CoreOS Brings Containers to the Forefront for OpenStack

CoreOS inserts OpenStack into the realm of containers using Tectonic and Kubernetes. 

Fortinet Debuts New Secure Fabric

New update to firmware operating system and new hardware announced.

VMware Continues to Grow NSX SDN Revenue

After only two and half years, NSX is now a core part of VMware's business growth.

Container Networking Challenges for the Enterprise

Containers may be the next big thing for enterprise data centers, but the networking challenges are significant.

Weave Net 1.5 Embraces CNI for SDN

Weaveworks looks beyond Docker containers to Kubernetes CNI for Weave Net 1.5.

The Future of SDN: From Management to Automation

The future of SDN demands automation on a level that current management platforms don't provide, but that is changing.

PLUMgrid Embraces Containers with ONS 5.0 [PODCAST]

Pere Monclus, founder and CTO of PLUMgrid, discusses his firm's latest release.

The IoT and the Enterprise Network

The Internet of Things won't impact the data center as much as expected. It's the edge that must change.

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