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.

New Tools for the Distributed Data Center

Advances in taking the SDN to the WAN are bringing enterprise data environments closer to the dream of a fully federated, distributed cloud ecosystem.

PLUMgrid Embraces Containers for Network Virtualization Deployment [VIDEO]

PLUMgrid CEO talks about the evolution of the OpenStack Networking Suite and how containers will deliver version 2.0.

SDN and Cloud Connectivity in Distributed Data Environments

When it comes to SDN and the cloud, optimal connectivity will involve more than just bandwidth and throughput.

F5 Dials Up DDoS Protection with Silverline Service

DDoS protection technology from defence.net gets integrated into F5's portfolio.

SDN Startup Plexxi Enters New Era with New CEO

Software defined networking vendor to leverage Big Data, cloud, and agile IT use cases to build its business.

NFV Market on Pace to Hit $11 Billion

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is going to be a big market in 2018, according to some forecasts.

Application Performance Monitoring, Inside and Out

Application performance monitoring is critical. Find an APM solution that works on-premises, in the cloud, and everywhere in between.

Midokura Brings MidoNet SDN for OpenStack to Open Source [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, Midokura announces plan to take MidoNet SDN platform open-source.

ARM Solutions for the Data Center Network

ARM architecture looks capable of better serving mobile, cloud, virtualized, and software defined networking needs. Some vendors are already taking advantage.

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.

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