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.

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.

ONS: Why Paypal Loves SDN - but Doesn't Use It in Production

Jigar Desai, VP of cloud and platforms at PayPal, explains what's right and what's wrong with SDN today.

AT&T to Virtualize 75 Percent of its Network by 2020

At the Open Networking Summit, AT&T details how it is virtualizing its network to meet exponential traffic demand growth.

Open Compute Project Gets a SONiC Boost

New multi-stakeholder backed effort takes root to build SDN operating systems tools for switches.

SDN for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Future-proofing software defined networks for hyperconvergence is a key challenge of today's SDN implementations.

Networking the End-to-End Cloud Environment

Emerging cloud offerings from major networking vendors seek to address the complexities of end-to-end cloud data environments.

Cisco Injects New DNA Into Networking Products

At Cisco's Partner Summit, the company rolls out new data center and networking gear and new ACI strategy.

Defining the Software in Software Defined Networks

The diversity of hardware and software options emerging for SDN creates challenges for the enterprise.

ThousandEyes Raises $35M to Expand Network Intelligence [PODCAST]

Mohit Lad, CEO of ThousandEyes, explains what his company is all about and why "old school" network monitoring tools aren't enough in the cloud era.

OpenDaylight Beryllium Advances Open-Source SDN [VIDEO]

Chris Wright, Chief Technologist at Red Hat, discusses what's going in the latest OpenDaylight release.

The Many Sides of Virtual Networking

SDN and NFV aren't mutually exclusive and the enterprise data center will eventually need both, but the differences between them still pose difficult choices.

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