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.

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.

Midokura Brings MidoNet SDN for OpenStack to Open Source [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, Midokura announces plan to take MidoNet SDN platform open-source.

ARM Solutions for the Data Center Network

ARM architecture looks capable of better serving mobile, cloud, virtualized, and software defined networking needs. Some vendors are already taking advantage.

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.

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