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.

The Disruptive Data Center Technologies of 2016

SDN, Docker containers, and Big Data analytics are just a few of the trends set to transform the enterprise data center in 2016.

Building Fabrics on SDN Architecture

Even in software, the network of the future may have to take its cues from fabrics.

Midokura Extends Enterprise SDN Insight with MEM 5.0

Latest release of MEM builds on the open-source MidoNet base to add new insights for virtual networks.

Juniper Looks to Security and the Cloud for 2016 Growth

Juniper ends its fiscal 2015 on a high note.

Open Compute Project Branches out to Telcos

 From servers to networking and now carriers, the OCP wants to keep hardware open.

Redefining the Network Operating System for the SDCC

The network OS will be critical to enabling SDN environments and the software defined data center. 

NFV Deployment Growing Thanks to OpenStack

The cloud is a key enabler of Network Functions Virtualization.

A New Networking Skillset for the New Network Paradigm

The evolution of the network into software and the rise of Dev/Ops will demand new skills from networking pros.

AT&T Embraces Canonical's Ubuntu Linux

Linux continues to make inroads into big carrier networks.

SDN in 2016: From Demo to Production Environments

Already transformative in the top tiers of the enterprise, SDN will trickle down to more organizations this year. How will businesses utilize it?

What, Exactly, Can SDN Do for the Enterprise?

SDN will someday be as critical to the enterprise as plumbing is to the modern home.

PLUMgrid Defines Its SDN Future [VIDEO]

CEO of SDN vendor explains why competition is good, the role that OpenStack plays and what's next.

SD-WAN: Pushing Abstraction Past the Edge

More than a complement to SDN, SD-WAN may prove essential for software defined networking to achieve its full potential.

SDN and the White Box Question

Software defined networking's time has come. Network engineers must now consider whether to adopt white box networking infrastructure or stick with proprietary gear.

Brocade Optimistic about Private Cloud Growth

As Brocade reports its full fiscal 2015 earnings, there is reason for optimism in the year ahead.

Living and Working in an SDN World

Software defined networking's time is upon us, but what changes will SDN bring to the enterprise network?

Life In the App-Centric Enterprise

More than simply a new networking technology, app-centrism is an entirely new way of dealing with digital environments

Cisco CEO Confident of Cloud Growth, as Revenue Guides Lower

Revenue growth has slowed, but both public and private cloud are great opportunities for Cisco's future.

Doubt Creeps Into OpenStack

Doubts about OpenStack put the focus on the open source cloud platform's weaknesses.

Akanda Grows OpenStack Networking with Project Astara [VIDEO]

Akanda CEO talks OpenStack and bringing Nginx to the cloud.

First SDN, Then Disaggregation

In the SDN era, enterprises will need ultra-flexible disaggregated architectures to remain competitive.

Juniper Goes All in for SDN

Juniper embraces Linux and containers to disaggregate its Junos networking firmware.

Midokura Advances SDN at OpenStack Tokyo [VIDEO]

Midokura CEO discusses what his company is doing with both its open-source and commercial platforms.

Choosing the Right SDN Reference Architecture

Get value from SDN faster by selecting a reference architecture to speed up the deployment process.

OpenStack Tokyo: The Ascendance of Cloud Networking

OpenStack Neutron and software defined networking take a quantum leap forward.

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