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.

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.

HP Announces Linux-Powered Open Networking Switches

HP's take on an Open Compute Project-compliant open networking switch isn't for everyone. Find out why, and who makes a good candidate.

Running SDN Over the WAN

SDN will be of limited benefit unless it can be extended into the WAN. Some vendors are working to make SD-WAN a reality.

Facebook Wedges 6-pack Switch into SDN Market

Linux powered open modular switch platform leverages Facebook's Top-of-Rack Wedge switch as a building block

Cisco Grows Switching as Overall Profit Rises

Cisco reported its second quarter 2015 revenue at $11.9 billion and discussed ACI customer base growth.

VeloCloud Advances Software Defined WAN Vision

The public Internet might not be business-grade, but SD-WAN can improve it.

Cisco Embraces VXLAN with BGP-EVPN

Even as Cisco continues to push forward with its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) effort, it is still providing alternatives to users.

Networking Your Way to a Datacenter in the Cloud

As the dream of the fully virtualized data center comes closer to reality, the race is on to integrate SDN into the cloud stack.

F5 CEO Lays Out 2015 Product Roadmap

F5 Networks reports first quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $462.8 million.

A10 Networks Launches New OS and Cisco ACI Integration

Application Delivery Controller (ADC) vendor A10 adds new capabilities and Cisco ACI integration to its platform.

Brocade Frees Vyatta SDN OpenDaylight Controller

OpenDaylight-based Vyatta SDN controller gets free one year license from Brocade.

Enterprise Networking Trends for 2015

What networking trends will shape 2015? From Layer 1 switching to Puppet and Chef, OpenStack to public cloud, Teren Bryson makes some predictions.

The Brave New Application Delivery Environment

Improved application delivery is the ultimate goal of technologies like SDN and virtualization and should be the ultimate goal of the enterprise data center.

Big Switch Evolves SDN Technology [VIDEO]

Big Switch co-founder Kyle Forster discusses how the SDN world has changed since his company first helped to pioneer the space.

The Slow and Steady Route to SDN

SDN doesn’t have to involve a rip and replace. Overlay networking, open switching formats and open source support a more gradual transition.

Networking in 2015: Will IPv6 be an Issue?

Forget about SDN hype. Network policy will be the primary topic for networking administrators in 2015.

Networking in 2014: Year in Review

In 2014, slower Ethernet speeds came as a surprise, IoT moved forward, SDN and NFV evolved, and big-name networking vendors made lots of news.

2015: A New Year and a New Network

2015 will see SDN deployments kick off in earnest, but that’s not all that lies in store for enterprise data center networking.

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