Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Few technologies have captured the networking world's imagination as vividly as software defined networking (SDN), and few technologies have the potential to change the data center as dramatically. But few technologies are as confusing, either. Need to make sense of OpenFlow and OpenDaylight, or learn what major vendors like Cisco and Juniper and startups like Plexxi and PLUMgrid are doing in the space? Want to know what business value the abstraction of the control plane from the data plane can bring? Let Enterprise Networking Planet keep you up to date on the latest in software defined networking news.

Juniper Delivers 'Lumpy' Growth in 1Q16

 Security business declines as switching business remains strong.

Juniper Expands Software Defined Secure Network Framework

Containerized SRX security gateway debuts as Juniper continues its efforts to disaggregate software from hardware.

Fortinet Debuts New Secure Fabric

New update to firmware operating system and new hardware announced.

Internet of Things Networking Challenges

As key challenges of networking the IoT become clear, virtual networking through SDN and NFV is emerging as critical to solutions.

VMware Continues to Grow NSX SDN Revenue

After only two and half years, NSX is now a core part of VMware's business growth.

Juniper's Software Defined Secure Network Explained [VIDEO]

 Kevin Walker, CTO for Security at Juniper discusses his views on how network security needs to move forward

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.

ONS and the Challenge of Open Networking

Guru Parulkar, Chair of ONS, outlines the challenges and the opportunities he sees for open networking.

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.

Juniper Partners with Lenovo to Extend Data Center Reach

Juniper-Lenovo partnership could create more competition for other vendors and provide more choices for enterprises.

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.

Martin Casado Leaving VMware for VC Firm

Founder of Nicira and key figure in the development of SDN, Martin Casado is now joining Andreessen Horowitz as General Partner.

Linux Foundation Grows Networking with Open-O Project

Linux Foundation debuts another netowrking-focused open source project, this one focused on SDN and NFV enablement.

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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