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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.

HPE Acquires Plexxi to Expand SDN Vision

Hewlett Packard Enterprise picks up hyperconverged network platform vendor to build a single compute storage and networking data fabric.

Nutanix Gets Into SDN with Flow

Cloud computing vendor Nutanix announced its' own Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology to help enable application centric computing.

OpenContrail SDN Gets Re-Branded as Tungsten Fabric

Juniper Networks will continue to build the commercial Contrail SDN platform, but the open-source effort now has a new name.

ONF Announces Stratum Project to Redefine SDN

Google donates code to help seed new Open Networking Foundation project, already backed by 23 vendors.

Juniper Expands Contrail, Moves Open-Source Project to the Linux Foundation

When looking to figure out how to help solve the challenge of modern multi-cloud networking, Juniper has found that making things simpler is the right direction.

Juniper Integrates AppFormix into Contrail Cloud for OpenStack

Juniper also announced an expanded relationship with Red Hat, displacing Ubuntu as the Linux vendor of choice for the Contrail Cloud.

OpenDaylight Nitrogen Released Providing SDN Modularity

New open-source Software Defined Networking platform release is now a more modular effort, thanks to Apache Karaf.

Enterprises Still Struggling with Cloud Connectivity

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

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