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.

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.

Cisco @ 30: Analytics, ACI, IoT and the Cloud

Cisco announces new analytics initiatives to enable the Internet of Things as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

A Better Ethernet for a More Modern Data Center

Ethernet is evolving along with the data center, and sometimes that means incremental improvements rather than giant leaps forward.

Preparing for the Application-Driven Data Center

The application layer looks set to become a major focus for IT. Here’s a look at what to expect and how to plan for the app-centric future.

Juniper Embraces Linux for Junos and Open Compute for New Switch

Junos comes to Linux, and Juniper announces Open Compute-based OCX open hardware switch.

Brocade Declares 2014 Its Most Profitable Year Yet

Revenue is down, but profits are up for networking vendor and OpenDaylight SDN collaborator Brocade.

Cisco CEO: We Need to Think Like a Startup

At Cisco's Annual General Meeting, CEO John Chambers explains why his company is well positioned to win in SDN, IoT and the road ahead.

New Tools for the Distributed Data Center

Advances in taking the SDN to the WAN are bringing enterprise data environments closer to the dream of a fully federated, distributed cloud ecosystem.

PLUMgrid Embraces Containers for Network Virtualization Deployment [VIDEO]

PLUMgrid CEO talks about the evolution of the OpenStack Networking Suite and how containers will deliver version 2.0.

SDN and Cloud Connectivity in Distributed Data Environments

When it comes to SDN and the cloud, optimal connectivity will involve more than just bandwidth and throughput.

Alcatel-Lucent Virtualizes Service Router Platform

In the modern world, hardware is not longer the be all, end all for networking vendors. Alcatel-Lucent embraces NFV with VSR.

Cisco Growing SDN Business as Net Neutrality Threat Looms

Cisco reports first quarter fiscal 2015 earnings and announces CFO exit.

SDN Startup Plexxi Enters New Era with New CEO

Software defined networking vendor to leverage Big Data, cloud, and agile IT use cases to build its business.

NFV Market on Pace to Hit $11 Billion

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is going to be a big market in 2018, according to some forecasts.

SDN and Big Data: Enterprise, Analyze Thyself

Big Data and SDN are more than just mutually beneficial. In fact, in the data environments of the near future, they will need each other.

Juniper Virtualizes MX Routing Platform with vMX

High-end routing is no longer the exclusive domain of custom-built dedicated hardware, thanks to Juniper's vMX virtual routing platform.

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