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.

SDN Integration: Same as it Ever Was

The dream of open SDN integration and connectivity fractures into a reality of closed, limiting vendor collaborations.

Where Should Orchestration Reside in the SDN?

Network orchestration is vital to SDN. Which vendors are up to the challenge?

Networking as a Service Emerges from SDN

SDN will soon bring with it service-based networking, upending traditional network models in the enterprise.

Juniper Bundles Cloud Enabled Branch

New cloud focused solution is enabled via new functionality in current Juniper products

The Growing Diversity of Virtual Network Operating Systems

SDN and network virtualization present more and more options to the forward-thinking enterprise.

Juniper Expands OpenLab Efforts to Educate on SDN

Knowledge is the key when it comes to improving networking outcomes

Chip Makers Shoring Up their Networking Positions

Highly programmable and software defined networks are forcing a rapid evolution of the networking chip.

Cisco Tetration Extends Data Analytics Across the Data Center

Tetration network visibility and analytics initiative brings a "time machine" to data center security.

Midokura Funding Tops $44M for SDN Tech

New Series B round will be used to help advance container and hybrid cloud Software Defined Networking efforts.

SDN is Coming. Is Your Workforce Ready?

One of the key challenges of SDN is the new expertise it will demand of network managers. Begin retraining now to be ready for the software defined enterprise.

Pushing DevOps Across the SDN

DevOps will be critical to SDN success in the enterprise. Vendors are working to enable DevOps management of the network.

Brocade Debuts Workflow Composer for Network Automation

New technology builds on StackStorm assets to help enable network lifecycle management automation

Networking Your Way to the Optimal Cloud

Cloud networking is critical to today's new enterprise infrastructure deployments. Learn what's needed to connect the distributed enterprise data center.

Cisco Not Worried about Whitebox Networking

As Cisco's reports its third quarter earnings, continued declines in switching and routing are a concern.

F5 Adds New Features to BIG-IP 12.1

Security, visibility and workflow technologies get enhanced in latest update of F5 core software platform.

Riverbed Improves Cloud, Container Visibility in SteelCentral Update

SteelCentral network visibility technology gets a milestone update providing administrators with more insight into what's running.

Interop: What is in Cisco DNA? [VIDEO]

Jeff Reed, SVP, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions at Cisco, discusses Cisco's latest enterprise efforts.

Interop: SDN Growing to $12.5B, SD-WAN to $6B

IDC analysts forecast dramatic growth for networking transformation technologies.

First the SD-WAN, then the Distributed SDDC

Software defined WAN technology is the next logical step to the truly distributed enterprise. Find out what it must do.

Interop: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Expands Wired and Wireless Portfolio

New Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise gear includes 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and new wired switches with SDN support.

Aviatrix Advances Cloud Native Networking

Connecting disparate public, private and hybrid clouds isn't always easy, but that's where Aviatrix Cloud Native Network 2.0 can help.

Juniper Delivers 'Lumpy' Growth in 1Q16

 Security business declines as switching business remains strong.

Juniper Expands Software Defined Secure Network Framework

Containerized SRX security gateway debuts as Juniper continues its efforts to disaggregate software from hardware.

Fortinet Debuts New Secure Fabric

New update to firmware operating system and new hardware announced.

Internet of Things Networking Challenges

As key challenges of networking the IoT become clear, virtual networking through SDN and NFV is emerging as critical to solutions.

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