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.

ONOS Hummingbird Release Advances Open-Source SDN

New release provides improvements for both north and southbound interfaces.

SDN and the Network Reliability Factor

SDN promises to make networks more reliable. But how can we be sure we are not just pushing risk to the virtual layer?

SDN: The Network Piece of the SDDC

The software defined network is but a stepping stone on the way to the software defined data center.

Aviatrix Bringing Cloud and Container Networking Together (video)

VIDEO: Steven Mih, CEO of Aviatrix, discusses how his company is expanding its overlay networking approach.

Networking the Enterprise's Digital Transformation

Time is running out for enterprises who've yet to transition to a more "liquid" network infrastructure.

Midokura Embraces Kubernetes Container Networking

New Midokura SDN release now also enables multi-cloud connectivity with router peering.

Open vSwitch (OVS) Becomes a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

Four years after becoming part of the mainstream Linux kernel, virtual switch effort opens up further.

Virtual Networks: A Game-Changer for Enterprise Video

SDN and NFV set to enable ever more accessible high-quality video services for enterprise communication and collaboration.

Will Network Complexities Hamper the Internet of Things?

Abstraction is the only way to build a true IoT “without having to physically rewire the entire world.”

Juniper CEO Sees Growth from Contrail SDN

Juniper reports 2Q16 revenue of $1.2B

SDN Integration: Same as it Ever Was

The dream of open SDN integration and connectivity fractures into a reality of closed, limiting vendor collaborations.

Where Should Orchestration Reside in the SDN?

Network orchestration is vital to SDN. Which vendors are up to the challenge?

Networking as a Service Emerges from SDN

SDN will soon bring with it service-based networking, upending traditional network models in the enterprise.

Juniper Bundles Cloud Enabled Branch

New cloud focused solution is enabled via new functionality in current Juniper products

The Growing Diversity of Virtual Network Operating Systems

SDN and network virtualization present more and more options to the forward-thinking enterprise.

Juniper Expands OpenLab Efforts to Educate on SDN

Knowledge is the key when it comes to improving networking outcomes

Chip Makers Shoring Up their Networking Positions

Highly programmable and software defined networks are forcing a rapid evolution of the networking chip.

Cisco Tetration Extends Data Analytics Across the Data Center

Tetration network visibility and analytics initiative brings a "time machine" to data center security.

Midokura Funding Tops $44M for SDN Tech

New Series B round will be used to help advance container and hybrid cloud Software Defined Networking efforts.

SDN is Coming. Is Your Workforce Ready?

One of the key challenges of SDN is the new expertise it will demand of network managers. Begin retraining now to be ready for the software defined enterprise.

Pushing DevOps Across the SDN

DevOps will be critical to SDN success in the enterprise. Vendors are working to enable DevOps management of the network.

Brocade Debuts Workflow Composer for Network Automation

New technology builds on StackStorm assets to help enable network lifecycle management automation

Networking Your Way to the Optimal Cloud

Cloud networking is critical to today's new enterprise infrastructure deployments. Learn what's needed to connect the distributed enterprise data center.

Cisco Not Worried about Whitebox Networking

As Cisco's reports its third quarter earnings, continued declines in switching and routing are a concern.

F5 Adds New Features to BIG-IP 12.1

Security, visibility and workflow technologies get enhanced in latest update of F5 core software platform.

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