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.

Meru Puts SDN Spin on the WLAN with Meru Center and App Store

Wi-Fi vendor announces Meru Center and Meru App Store for easier deployment of wireless networking and SDN applications in the WLAN.

Juniper Revenues Slip in 3Q14

Juniper CEO admits the company had a disappointing quarter, but there is reason to be optimistic for the road ahead.

Containers and the Virtual Network

What issues could containers cause in a virtualized network, and what are vendors doing to address them?

SocketPlane Aims to Bring SDN to Docker

Startup aims to build open-source technology to advance state of networking and SDN for Docker container virtualization.

Where is the Next Big SDN Vendor?

Steve Herrod, former CTO of VMware, made the biggest SDN acquisition of all time when he acquired Nicira for $1.2 Billion. Is there another company like Nicira on the horizon?

SDN Deployment: Managing the Pace of Change

As enterprises take their first steps towards SDN, how should they manage the transition for best results?

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

The Quantum project isn't the only OpenStack networking effort set for major improvements. OpenStack Juno users will get improvements to Nova-network, too.

Cyan Eyes Enterprise SDN, Announces Cisco, Juniper Support

Blue Planet SDN platform grows its multi-vendor cred as Cyan looks beyond the service provider software defined networking space.

SDN: Unshackling the Network Application Environment

What will be the killer app for SDN, and does there have to be only one?

Guido Appenzeller is Making a Big Switch...to VMware

The student becomes the master as OpenFlow visionaries re-unite at VMware.

OPNFV Collaboration Project Launched

Linux Foundation OPNFV effort brings together the largest hardware, software and carriers in the world to build an open platform for Network Functions Virtualization.

OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security

OpenDaylight Helium, the second major release of the open source SDN platform, shows maturity, stability, and security.

An SDN for Every Market

Handicapping the growth of the SDN market is a tricky game. But whether you are SME, SoHo, or hyperscale, there is a software defined network out there for you.

Looking Past SDN to the Cloud

Technologies like the software defined network evolve within the confines of wide industry trends. These days, that would be the cloud.

Brocade Launches Commercial Vyatta OpenDaylight SDN Controller

Vyatta controller is built from the open-source OpenDaylight project in a bid to enable an open networking fabric.

Visibility and SDN: You Can't Manage What You Can't See

SDN's flexible, dynamic nature creates new network monitoring and visibility problems. Here's what networking vendors are doing to solve those problems.

Brocade Acquires Vistapointe for More Network Visibility

Vistapointe acquisition adds new SDN and NFV technologies to Brocade's portfolio.

Hardware Customization in a Software-Driven Universe

Programmability will bring unprecedented flexibility to the software defined network, but what about customizing the underlying hardware?

2Q14 Worldwide Enterprise Router Revenue Reported at $867 Million

Global networking switch and router markets show mixed Q2 2014 results, while NFV shows promise.

Networking in a Changing Data Environment

Just as networks take their first steps into virtual infrastructure, the data environment and its requirements are changing again.

Networking, Private Cloud, and the Heterogeneous Environment

Some networking vendors aim to unify multi-vendor, legacy data center silos into the interoperable environments private cloud requires.

SDN Makes VDI a TCO Game-Changer

Network virtualization and SDN are finally making VDI viable for the enterprise. Art Cole discusses where it will work best.

VMworld 2014: In Pursuit of Software Defined Everything

The "greatest VMworld so far" aims to push the software defined data center (SDDC) vision closer to reality.

VMworld 2014: Midokura's Overlay SDN, Network Virtualization Gain Traction

Midokura talks new customers, partnerships, OpenStack, and SDN.

VMworld 2014: Protecting Network Admin Jobs in the Age of SDN

Cloud, network virtualization, and SDN are changing the enterprise's expectations of network admins. Netadmins must change, too.

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