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.

Nokia Set to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

All-stock deal will merge Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent into telecom mega giant.

Optimizing SDN for the Coming Data Deluge

SDN is the saw, Big Data the wood. What needs to happen before a grand new structure can be built?

PLUMgrid Launches Cloud Networking for OpenStack Kilo

PLUMgrid ONS 3 for OpenStack Kilo adds networking toolbox and improves VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint support.

Brocade Extends HyperEdge Switching Fabric with ICX 7250

Brocade emphasizes that the network still needs OpenFlow.

The SDN-IoT Connection

Scale and flexibility are just two factors pushing SDN and the Internet of Things together.

Cisco Acquires Embrane for SDN Topology Tech

Cisco aims to extend its ACI SDN with virtual topology and application container technologies.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Brings VXLAN to OmniSwitch

VXLAN is a critical protocol for enabling Software Defined Networking (SDN).

NFV and the Distributed Data Environment

A working knowledge of NFV is critical even to enterprise data center admins more concerned with SDN. Art Cole explains why.

Bare Metal Switching Set to Grow

Open networking trend is set to drive demand for bare metal switch ports.

The Ins and Outs of Bare Metal Switching

Bare metal switching is a hot SDN topic. Learn about the advantages of bare metal and how to decide between bare metal and white box network switches.

Juniper Adds More OpenStack Distro Support with Mirantis

Contrail now supported in Mirantis OpenStack.

PLUMgrid Ignition Turns the Key for SDN Testing

Getting an SDN test up and running doesn't have to be a disruption anymore.

SDN and the New Data Paradigm

The enterprises of the future demand full virtualization of the data stack. Find out what roles SDN and NFV will play.

Dell Helps to Advance Switch Abstraction Interface

New Open Compute Project initiative could help to further democratize networking landscape.

NFV Set to Accelerate Video and Audio Delivery

NFV isn't just about making networking work better, it's about the services that networking enables.

SDN to Help Overcome Docker’s Networking Woes

SDN is a perfect fit for enabling Docker containerization technology. Find out who's working to enable the next generation of networking.

Cisco ACI in the Real World

Cisco's ACI is blazing a trail for SDN in the enterprise. Find out who's deploying ACI and why.

Citrix Debuts New Carrier-Grade Netscaler ADC

New carrier-class Citrix ADC platform can scale up to 3.5 Tbps.

Oracle Debuts Switches, Aims to Bridge Ethernet and InfiniBand

Oracle's SDN efforts move into the hardware realm with new switches.

Midokura Pushes Open Source SDN Forward

Both enterprise and open-source community releases of the MidoNet SDN framework are moving ahead.

Reassessing the Network Edge in the Age of SDN

The network edge is set for an evolution as SDN and the cloud reshape the concept of the enterprise data center.

Juniper Partners Contrail Cloud Platform with Canonical OpenStack

New platform is targeted at carrier-class NFV deployments.

Avaya Embraces OpenDaylight and Open vSwitch for SDN Fx

OpenDaylight support is a key component of Avaya's SDN Fx architecture.

The Future of White Box Networking in the Enterprise

Don't feel compelled to choose between white box and proprietary networking hardware just yet. Art Cole explains why.

Brocade CEO Hints at Future Acquisitions

Brocade reports first quarter fiscal 2015 revenue as CEO explains why his company acquired Riverbed's SteelApp business.

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