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.

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?

Networking Your Way to a Datacenter in the Cloud

As the dream of the fully virtualized data center comes closer to reality, the race is on to integrate SDN into the cloud stack.

Cisco Expands Meraki Technology for Cloud Managed Networking

Cisco aims to manage all IT from the cloud, but it's not using OpenStack to do it.

A10 Networks Launches New OS and Cisco ACI Integration

Application Delivery Controller (ADC) vendor A10 adds new capabilities and Cisco ACI integration to its platform.

Enterprise Networking Trends for 2015

What networking trends will shape 2015? From Layer 1 switching to Puppet and Chef, OpenStack to public cloud, Teren Bryson makes some predictions.

2014: The Year in Reviews

Looking for 2014’s best in enterprise network monitoring, security, and cloud backup and collaboration? Here’s what’s new with our picks.

What's Next for OpenStack Neutron? [VIDEO]

Lew Tucker, CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco, details the road ahead for OpenStack and networking in the cloud.

Cloud Provider Atlantic.Net Moves In and Gives Back to San Francisco

SSD cloud VPS hosting provider opens its first San Francisco data center with a promise to give back to the Bay Area homeless population.

Cisco @ 30: Analytics, ACI, IoT and the Cloud

Cisco announces new analytics initiatives to enable the Internet of Things as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Preparing for the Application-Driven Data Center

The application layer looks set to become a major focus for IT. Here’s a look at what to expect and how to plan for the app-centric future.

Juniper Embraces Linux for Junos and Open Compute for New Switch

Junos comes to Linux, and Juniper announces Open Compute-based OCX open hardware switch.

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.

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