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.

Cisco Evolves IOS XR Network Operating System with Linux

Working together with hyperscale web companies, Cisco has enhanced its networking operating system to be more open.

Brocade Optimistic about Private Cloud Growth

As Brocade reports its full fiscal 2015 earnings, there is reason for optimism in the year ahead.

SDN Reality: $1.4 Billion in 2015

Software Defined Networking isn't just hype, it's now a billion dollar business.

Living and Working in an SDN World

Software defined networking's time is upon us, but what changes will SDN bring to the enterprise network?

Life In the App-Centric Enterprise

More than simply a new networking technology, app-centrism is an entirely new way of dealing with digital environments

Cisco CEO Confident of Cloud Growth, as Revenue Guides Lower

Revenue growth has slowed, but both public and private cloud are great opportunities for Cisco's future.

Doubt Creeps Into OpenStack

Doubts about OpenStack put the focus on the open source cloud platform's weaknesses.

Akanda Grows OpenStack Networking with Project Astara [VIDEO]

Akanda CEO talks OpenStack and bringing Nginx to the cloud.

First SDN, Then Disaggregation

In the SDN era, enterprises will need ultra-flexible disaggregated architectures to remain competitive.

Juniper Goes All in for SDN

Juniper embraces Linux and containers to disaggregate its Junos networking firmware.

Midokura Advances SDN at OpenStack Tokyo [VIDEO]

Midokura CEO discusses what his company is doing with both its open-source and commercial platforms.

Choosing the Right SDN Reference Architecture

Get value from SDN faster by selecting a reference architecture to speed up the deployment process.

OpenStack Tokyo: The Ascendance of Cloud Networking

OpenStack Neutron and software defined networking take a quantum leap forward.

Better Networking Through the API

Moving forward with cloud and SDN will demand advancements in API management and Dev/Ops.

Juniper CEO Sees Contrail SDN as Driver for Growth

Contrail SDN delivers growth to Juniper Networks.

Putting More Fiber in Your Datacenter Diet

Data centers are beginning to feel the need for fiber in a big way. Find out what's being done to enable light speed in the DC.

ONOS Now a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Linux Foundation is now home to yet another software defined networking (SDN) effort.

Networking Your Way Up Through the Digital Transformation

No longer a supporting player, the enterprise network is becoming a critical asset. Businesses must change the way they think about the network to keep up with the times.

New Cisco CEO's Message? Faster, Faster, Faster

Chuck Robbins gives some insight into his leadership style and the massive opportunity that the Internet of Things represents to Cisco.

Open Networking Is Not Necessarily Unified

The numerous open SDN initiatives crowding the market won't necessarily simplify networking for the enterprise.

PLUMgrid 4.0 Updates OpenStack Network Suite

Tunnel Heatmap capabilities aim to provide improved visualization for cloud based Software Defined Networking.

Connecting Multiple Enterprise Clouds

When corporate data is on the line, secure inter-cloud connectivity is a must.

Juniper Unites Network Architecture, Evolves Security

Juniper wraps its hardware and software efforts together and once again Junos is at the core.

The Real-World Impact of Abstract Networking

SDN is accepted as a coming reality, but the enterprise's understanding of how it will enhance their businesses remains unclear.

Bringing SDN Chaos Under Control

SDN and the pressures of Big Data and the Internet of Things are forcing a reimagining of the network management stack.

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