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.

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.

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.

Verizon Embraces Cisco for Managed SD-WAN Service

Though there is still money to be made in MPLS, customer demand is driving a need for SD-WAN.

Working Toward the App-Centric Enterprise

Application-centric networking is coming, and it will make traditional static networks obsolete.

VMworld: The App is the Network

VMware's Martin Casado redefines the relationship of applications to the network in the modern virtual world.

VMware NSX Turns Two, Expands to the Cloud

Cross-datacenter vMotion? You can do that (soon) thanks to NSX 6.2.

With SDN, Programmability is the Point

Separating control from data is all well and good, but the real secret to the software defined network is how you program it.

Big Switch Debuts Big Cloud Fabric 3.0 for SDN

Big Switch evolves its software defined networking platform.

Brocade Grows IP Networking Business in 3Q15

Brocade's CEO is now seeing opportunities in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space.

SDN and the Inevitable Enterprise Reorganization

The organizational challenges of SDN will force a transformation in the enterprise.

HP Enterprise Reinvests in Networking

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO talks HP Networking, converged infrastructure, acquisitions and partnerships, and the competition.

SDN: One Piece of a Larger Puzzle

The common thread among most SDN pitches is that simply separating the control of the data plane ushers in a magical new world of possibilities. In fact, it will take a lot more than that.

Private Cloud Networking Challenges and Solutions

The challenges of networking for enterprise private clouds are driving development beyond OpenFlow and OpenStack.

Cumulus Networks Goes Virtual with Cumulus VX for SDN Testing

Open networking SDN vendor Cumulus takes a half step sideways with Cumulus VX for virtualized environments.

Open SDN: A Crossroad for IT Vendors and the Enterprise

For enterprises considering SDN adoption, the choice between white box and proprietary isn't as clear-cut as it once seemed.

OpenDaylight Beryllium Takes Shape

Developers at the OpenDaylight Summit discuss their hopes and plans for the next release of open-source Software Defined Networking platform.

The Many Roads to SDN in the Data Center

SDN is looking more and more necessary to the data center, but even with OpenFlow and OpenStack, the choices are numerous.

F5 Drives 3Q15 Revenue with Security and Software Growth

As new CEO takes the reigns at F5, new BIG-IP 12.0 release is coming soon with some big changes.

All Aboard for App-Centric Networking

The benefits of application-centric networking are well worth the changes it demands.

CloudRouter 2.0 Hits Beta with OpenDaylight Lithium and Fedora 22

New beta release of CloudRouter leverages the Fedora 22 Linux distribution to literally become a software router in the cloud.

Juniper CEO Rami Rahim Pleased with Progress Under His Leadership [VIDEO]

Less-than-ideal circumstances aren't hindering Juniper's new direction or Rami Rahim's success in leading it.

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