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.

Huawei Steps Onto the World Stage

SDN, NFV, and open source among the Chinese networking vendor's key tactics as it seeks to take on Cisco and other industry leaders.

Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

Dave Ward, Development CTO & Chief Architect at Cisco, discusses the networking challenges and opportunities of OpenStack.

The Chambers Legacy: Cisco and the Integrated Virtual Networking Stack

Arthur Cole examines the impact retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers has had on the networking world.

Cisco 3Q15: Service Provider Revenue Down, Enterprises Up

The whitebox threat turned out to be "garbage," Chambers says.

Telemedicine Made Possible by the Cloud and the WAN

Cloud computing is making it easier than ever for healthcare providers to advise patients over the WAN, an innovation that can benefit patients and doctors alike.

Cisco Set to Acquire Tropo for Cloud API Tech

Cisco aims to extend collaboration capabilities with API integration.

SDN Gets Some Help with Scalability

Don’t take scalability for granted when it comes to SDN. Learn what SDN scalability requires and who's working to provide it.

Interop 2015 Connects the IT Community [VIDEO]

Interop 2015 is all about Connecting the IT Community [VIDEO].

Emerging Processor Platforms Eager for SDN

SDN demands a strong silicon foundation, which in turn may help cut costs and benefit the enterprise data center.

F5 Names New CEO

John McAdam's successor is finally named, talks F5's outlook for the next quarter.

Balancing Security and Flexibility on the VPN

VPNs are growing increasingly critical to the distributed enterprise. Learn why they aren't all the same and what to look for in VPN technology.

Optimizing SDN for the Coming Data Deluge

SDN is the saw, Big Data the wood. What needs to happen before a grand new structure can be built?

PLUMgrid Launches Cloud Networking for OpenStack Kilo

PLUMgrid ONS 3 for OpenStack Kilo adds networking toolbox and improves VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint support.

The SDN-IoT Connection

Scale and flexibility are just two factors pushing SDN and the Internet of Things together.

Cloud-Driven Competition Compels Company Collaboration

Cloud developers and cloud adopters are busting down their silos as they struggle to stay efficient, relevant, and competitive.

Bare Metal Switching Set to Grow

Open networking trend is set to drive demand for bare metal switch ports.

PLUMgrid Ignition Turns the Key for SDN Testing

Getting an SDN test up and running doesn't have to be a disruption anymore.

SDN and the New Data Paradigm

The enterprises of the future demand full virtualization of the data stack. Find out what roles SDN and NFV will play.

Cisco ACI in the Real World

Cisco's ACI is blazing a trail for SDN in the enterprise. Find out who's deploying ACI and why.

Midokura Pushes Open Source SDN Forward

Both enterprise and open-source community releases of the MidoNet SDN framework are moving ahead.

Reassessing the Network Edge in the Age of SDN

The network edge is set for an evolution as SDN and the cloud reshape the concept of the enterprise data center.

The Future of White Box Networking in the Enterprise

Don't feel compelled to choose between white box and proprietary networking hardware just yet. Art Cole explains why.

Running SDN Over the WAN

SDN will be of limited benefit unless it can be extended into the WAN. Some vendors are working to make SD-WAN a reality.

VeloCloud Advances Software Defined WAN Vision

The public Internet might not be business-grade, but SD-WAN can improve it.

Minimize Shadow IT Damage by Encouraging Self-Reporting

Many employees play fast and loose with corporate data policy. When shadow IT compromises data, how will you know?

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