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.

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.

Cloud Computing and Cloud Security: Tech Trends Cheat Sheet, Part 2

Cloud computing has been getting buzz for years, but not everyone is ready. What are the pros, cons, and cloud security musts?

HP Expands SDN Hardware and Cloud Efforts

HP announces new FlexFabric 7900 switches and Virtual Cloud Networking software for SDN and the SDN-enabled cloud.

Review: Incapsula Brings Load Balancing and Failover to the Cloud

Looking to get rid of on-prem ADCs? Incapsula Enterprise offers cloud-based load balancing, failover, application security, and more.

Review: ownCloud 6 Addresses Cloud Security FUD

Cloud security fears got you down? OwnCloud’s latest update brings file sync and share to the enterprise without the need for an external host.

New Solutions for New WAN and WLAN Challenges

The WAN and the WLAN are increasingly critical for business operations. New solutions aim to ease the management and optimization burden.

Cisco, ACI, SDN, and the Commodity Networking Challenge

Enterprise interest in commodity hardware for SDN threatens the dominance of proprietary hardware vendors like Cisco. How does ACI address the problem?

Lifesize Takes Video Collaboration to the Cloud with WebRTC

In a world of easy, free consumer video collaboration, Lifesize aims to provide an enterprise-grade solution.

Cloud Security FUD Drives Genomics Industry towards Cloud-in-a-Box

"Anti-cloud" appliances help the life sciences and genomics overcome compliance, cloud security, and data accessibility concerns.

Networking for Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure is great for plug-and-play provisioning, but first you have to decide what kind of network you want.

Cisco Teases New Collaboration Tools, Talks Up ACI

Cisco earnings decline, but CEO John Chambers expresses confidence in ACI and hints at new collaboration tools set to debut.

Prepare Your Network for Private and Hybrid Cloud

Private and hybrid cloud deployments demand solid network fundamentals to pave the way for SDN.

Cloud Computing Demands Cloud Data Encryption

Cloud data encryption is key to protecting sensitive data outside the corporate perimeter. Here's why, and two ways to apply cloud encryption.

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