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.

Enterprises Still Struggling with Cloud Connectivity

Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments need fast WAN solutions.

OpenDaylight Carbon SDN Platform Expands Performance and Scalability

Sixth release of open-source Software Defined Networking platform debuts, providing new stability and performance.

Riverbed Debuts Service Delivery Platform

Riverbed jumps into Network-as-a-Service market with new platform that melds the DevOps approach of agile development with NFV and SDN.

Juniper Extends Unite Cloud Framework with New Hardware and Software

New Juniper hardware includes the QFX5110 data center switch and Network Director 3.0 technologies.

OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Offers Managed OpenContrail SDN Services

Open-source SDN originally started by Juniper Networks,  now has a new support.

The Network in 2017: From Planning to Execution

Networking this year will be all about delivering great application experiences over distance.

SDN Vendor PLUMgrid is No More; Some Assets Acquired by VMware

After several years of trying to build a sustainable Software Defined Networking business, PLUMgrid is done.

Juniper Acquires AppFormix to Improve SDN Application Infrastructure

Juniper picks up application infrastructure software vendor in a bid to help meet demand in the growing OpenStack IaaS market.

SDN Growth Strong So Far in 2016

Global Data Center and Enterprise Software Defined Networking hits $1.1B in the first half of 2016

Automation and the Network Admin

The role of network admins will certainly change as IT automation takes hold.

Managing the Abstract Network in the Era of SDN

How far are we from self-service networks of the future?

Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab Merge

The two complementary efforts come together under the Open Networking Foundation banner in a bid to foster Software Defined Networking.

FPGAs Poised to Remake Enterprise Networking

The answer to networking needs could be in chips.

Can SDN Produce a Single Data Network?

Is a single virtual network possible? Yes and no.

Connectivity in a Geo-Distributed Data Environment

The need to push connectivity across greater distances is becoming critical.

Enterprise Networking: Thriving Through Change

Even as network infrastructure consolidates, demand for connectivity will rise.

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.”

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