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.

Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

VIDEO: Henrik Rosendahl, CEO of Akanada discusses his company's open-source SDN efforts for OpenStack

Huawei Steps Onto the World Stage

SDN, NFV, and open source among the Chinese networking vendor's key tactics as it seeks to take on Cisco and other industry leaders.

Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

Dave Ward, Development CTO & Chief Architect at Cisco, discusses the networking challenges and opportunities of OpenStack.

Big Switch CTO Details SDN and Linux Plans [VIDEO]

Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks, explains where Open Network Linux fits in his company's SDN efforts.

The Chambers Legacy: Cisco and the Integrated Virtual Networking Stack

Arthur Cole examines the impact retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers has had on the networking world.

Cisco 3Q15: Service Provider Revenue Down, Enterprises Up

The whitebox threat turned out to be "garbage," Chambers says.

Cisco Set to Acquire Tropo for Cloud API Tech

Cisco aims to extend collaboration capabilities with API integration.

SDN Market to Reach $8 Billion in 2018

 IDC analysts forecast the future of the networking industry.

SDN Gets Some Help with Scalability

Don’t take scalability for granted when it comes to SDN. Learn what SDN scalability requires and who's working to provide it.

Interop 2015: Inside InteropNet [VIDEO]

Lead engineer of Interop's network provides color on how the network is set up and configured.

Interop 2015: The Transformation of SDN from Why to How? [VIDEO]

Guido Apenzeller explains what's currently going on with SDN.

Interop 2015 Connects the IT Community [VIDEO]

Interop 2015 is all about Connecting the IT Community [VIDEO].

HP Accelerates Switching with 6th Generation ASIC

New hardware helps to make Software Defined Networking faster.

Emerging Processor Platforms Eager for SDN

SDN demands a strong silicon foundation, which in turn may help cut costs and benefit the enterprise data center.

F5 Names New CEO

John McAdam's successor is finally named, talks F5's outlook for the next quarter.

VMware Leverages NSX for Mobile, VDI Control

NSX can now be used to provide micro-segmentation for additional user security and control on mobile and virtual desktops.

Nokia Set to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

All-stock deal will merge Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent into telecom mega giant.

Optimizing SDN for the Coming Data Deluge

SDN is the saw, Big Data the wood. What needs to happen before a grand new structure can be built?

PLUMgrid Launches Cloud Networking for OpenStack Kilo

PLUMgrid ONS 3 for OpenStack Kilo adds networking toolbox and improves VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint support.

Brocade Extends HyperEdge Switching Fabric with ICX 7250

Brocade emphasizes that the network still needs OpenFlow.

The SDN-IoT Connection

Scale and flexibility are just two factors pushing SDN and the Internet of Things together.

Cisco Acquires Embrane for SDN Topology Tech

Cisco aims to extend its ACI SDN with virtual topology and application container technologies.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Brings VXLAN to OmniSwitch

VXLAN is a critical protocol for enabling Software Defined Networking (SDN).

NFV and the Distributed Data Environment

A working knowledge of NFV is critical even to enterprise data center admins more concerned with SDN. Art Cole explains why.

Bare Metal Switching Set to Grow

Open networking trend is set to drive demand for bare metal switch ports.

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