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, 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.

Working Toward the Wide Area LAN

Increasing reliance on the cloud is making the WAN critical to enterprise connectivity. Vendors are stepping up to deliver LAN-like functionality for the WANs of the future.

OpenStack Neutron Set for New Updates in Juno Release

October OpenStack release will be a major milestone for cloud networking.

Silver Peak Expands WAN Optimization for the Cloud Era

New Unity fabric accelerates WAN and cloud traffic by looking at the state of the broader network.

First SDN, Then the Intelligent Network

What are the practical benefits of intelligent networks, and how does network intelligence differ from SDN?

Juniper Debuts New EX4600 Switch for High-IQ Networking

EX4600 packs in up to 72 x 10 GbE and 12 x 40 GbE ports.

Review: PRTG Network Monitor v14 Simplifies Network Management

Version 14 of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor eschews complexity for simplicity and almost makes network management fun.

Review: Incapsula's Cloudified Layer 7 Load Balancing and Failover

Incapsula's cloud service brings real-time load balancing and failover to distributed enterprises.

Inside Juniper's Integrated Operating Plan to Drive Growth

Juniper is in the process of re-focusing on a number of key areas, including SDN.

Study: IaaS and Cloud Challenges in the Enterprise

IaaS comes with several key challenges. Enterprise admins sound off on what cloud providers need to do better.

Juniper Exits Junos Pulse Business with $250 Million Sale

Juniper CEO wants his company to stay focused on high-growth areas of the market, including switching and SDN.

Meeting the Challenges of Hybrid Cloud

The drawbacks of public and private clouds are driving adoption of the hybrid cloud. Keep these tips in mind as you make the transition.

VPS Hosting: The Ins and Outs

Is Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting right for your needs? Julie Knudson explores the pros, cons, and use cases.

The Road to the Cloud Runs Through the Network

Advanced cloud architectures will require advanced network infrastructure in the data center.

Midokura Partners with Fujitsu for OpenStack SDN Deployment

Japanese vendors come together for cloud network virtualization.

PLUMgrid Scores Plum Cloud Contract

Cloud security, virtual private cloud features help PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite beat out VMware and Juniper in bid to build Swisscom IT Services cloud.

WatchGuard Brings Advanced Persistent Threat Protection (APT) to the Masses

WatchGuard's latest Unified Threat Management OS incorporates cloud-based Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection.

Hyperscale Networking: Coming to a Data Center Near You?

Hyperscale implies massive infrastructure, but key technologies may wind up in standard enterprise settings as well.

Extreme Networks CEO Plots Plan for Growth [VIDEO]

Charles Berger explains how Enterasys, SDN and the cloud will help his company to grow.

Cisco Acquires Tail-f for $175 Million

Cisco picks up network orchestration technology vendor to aid with Internet of Things and NFV.

Why SDN is Unnecessary for Enterprise Cloud [VIDEO]

Do enterprise private clouds need SDN? No, say top execs at OpenStack vendor Nebula.

Open vs. Proprietary SDN: New Technologies, Same Old Dilemmas

Even with the advent of highly fluid virtualized data environments and SDN, choices like open vs. proprietary remain.

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