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.

Open SDN: A Crossroad for IT Vendors and the Enterprise

For enterprises considering SDN adoption, the choice between white box and proprietary isn't as clear-cut as it once seemed.

OpenDaylight Beryllium Takes Shape

Developers at the OpenDaylight Summit discuss their hopes and plans for the next release of open-source Software Defined Networking platform.

The Many Roads to SDN in the Data Center

SDN is looking more and more necessary to the data center, but even with OpenFlow and OpenStack, the choices are numerous.

F5 Drives 3Q15 Revenue with Security and Software Growth

As new CEO takes the reigns at F5, new BIG-IP 12.0 release is coming soon with some big changes.

All Aboard for App-Centric Networking

The benefits of application-centric networking are well worth the changes it demands.

CloudRouter 2.0 Hits Beta with OpenDaylight Lithium and Fedora 22

New beta release of CloudRouter leverages the Fedora 22 Linux distribution to literally become a software router in the cloud.

Juniper CEO Rami Rahim Pleased with Progress Under His Leadership [VIDEO]

Less-than-ideal circumstances aren't hindering Juniper's new direction or Rami Rahim's success in leading it.

OpenDaylight Lithium Release Debuts [VIDEO]

Chris Wright, Technical Director of SDN at Red Hat discusses the new OpenDaylight release.

SD-WAN and the Coming Network Deluge

SD-WAN provides the enterprise what it needs to handle Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Five Characteristics of the Network of the Future

As the Third Platform Era bears down on enterprise datacenters, learn how to meet the networking demands of next-gen business technology.

Virtual Router Sales Set to Double

Amid declining data center netowrking equipment revenues, the virtual router market shines bright.

Silver Peak Brings SD-WAN Unity to the Edge

WAN optimization vendor accelerates SD-WAN offering with new Unity Edge Connect solution.

Cisco Expands InterCloud, ACI Efforts

Cisco Live US conference is used as a platform to expand existing efforts

Avi Networks Transforms Application Delivery Control

Avi Networks aims to offer what an ADC should be all about: delivering applications to end users in the most secure, efficient, cost-effective fashion.

Cisco Brings TrustSec to ACI in Bid to Enable Network as a Security Sensor

Cisco is expanding its security efforts to make the entire network a platform for security.

PLUMgrid Gets a New CEO

SDN vendor names Larry Lang as new CEO.

Cumulus Networks Details SDN OpenStack Cloud Innovations [VIDEO]

Cumulus Networks CTO discusses how his company is aiming to shake up the SDN space.

Much Ado about Hyperscale Architectures

Big Data makes hyperscale networking inevitable even for the enterprise.

Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

VIDEO: Henrik Rosendahl, CEO of Akanada discusses his company's open-source SDN efforts for OpenStack

Huawei Steps Onto the World Stage

SDN, NFV, and open source among the Chinese networking vendor's key tactics as it seeks to take on Cisco and other industry leaders.

Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

Dave Ward, Development CTO & Chief Architect at Cisco, discusses the networking challenges and opportunities of OpenStack.

Big Switch CTO Details SDN and Linux Plans [VIDEO]

Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks, explains where Open Network Linux fits in his company's SDN efforts.

The Chambers Legacy: Cisco and the Integrated Virtual Networking Stack

Arthur Cole examines the impact retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers has had on the networking world.

Cisco 3Q15: Service Provider Revenue Down, Enterprises Up

The whitebox threat turned out to be "garbage," Chambers says.

Cisco Set to Acquire Tropo for Cloud API Tech

Cisco aims to extend collaboration capabilities with API integration.

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