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.

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.

VMware Continues to Grow NSX SDN Revenue

After only two and half years, NSX is now a core part of VMware's business growth.

Juniper's Software Defined Secure Network Explained [VIDEO]

 Kevin Walker, CTO for Security at Juniper discusses his views on how network security needs to move forward

Container Networking Challenges for the Enterprise

Containers may be the next big thing for enterprise data centers, but the networking challenges are significant.

Weave Net 1.5 Embraces CNI for SDN

Weaveworks looks beyond Docker containers to Kubernetes CNI for Weave Net 1.5.

The Future of SDN: From Management to Automation

The future of SDN demands automation on a level that current management platforms don't provide, but that is changing.

PLUMgrid Embraces Containers with ONS 5.0 [PODCAST]

Pere Monclus, founder and CTO of PLUMgrid, discusses his firm's latest release.

The IoT and the Enterprise Network

The Internet of Things won't impact the data center as much as expected. It's the edge that must change.

ONS: Why Paypal Loves SDN - but Doesn't Use It in Production

Jigar Desai, VP of cloud and platforms at PayPal, explains what's right and what's wrong with SDN today.

ONS and the Challenge of Open Networking

Guru Parulkar, Chair of ONS, outlines the challenges and the opportunities he sees for open networking.

AT&T to Virtualize 75 Percent of its Network by 2020

At the Open Networking Summit, AT&T details how it is virtualizing its network to meet exponential traffic demand growth.

Open Compute Project Gets a SONiC Boost

New multi-stakeholder backed effort takes root to build SDN operating systems tools for switches.

SDN for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Future-proofing software defined networks for hyperconvergence is a key challenge of today's SDN implementations.

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