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.

The Disruptive Data Center Technologies of 2016

SDN, Docker containers, and Big Data analytics are just a few of the trends set to transform the enterprise data center in 2016.

SDN in the Enterprise: Who's Doing It, and How?

Join us for a Hangout on SDN in the enterprise, the issues, challenges and opportunities of adopting this networking technology.

Building Fabrics on SDN Architecture

Even in software, the network of the future may have to take its cues from fabrics.

Midokura Extends Enterprise SDN Insight with MEM 5.0

Latest release of MEM builds on the open-source MidoNet base to add new insights for virtual networks.

Juniper Looks to Security and the Cloud for 2016 Growth

Juniper ends its fiscal 2015 on a high note.

Redefining the Network Operating System for the SDCC

The network OS will be critical to enabling SDN environments and the software defined data center. 

Big Switch Networks Raises $48.5 Million in New Funding

SDN pioneer adds Silver Lake to its investor list as the company ramps up operations.

A New Networking Skillset for the New Network Paradigm

The evolution of the network into software and the rise of Dev/Ops will demand new skills from networking pros.

SDN in 2016: From Demo to Production Environments

Already transformative in the top tiers of the enterprise, SDN will trickle down to more organizations this year. How will businesses utilize it?

What, Exactly, Can SDN Do for the Enterprise?

SDN will someday be as critical to the enterprise as plumbing is to the modern home.

Weaveworks CEO Weaves a Path for Container Networking [VIDEO]

Alexis Richardson discusses his plans for growing container networking.

On the Cusp of a Radically New DCI

New demands on the data center drive development of data center interconnect technology to deliver LAN-like performance over the WAN.

PLUMgrid Defines Its SDN Future [VIDEO]

CEO of SDN vendor explains why competition is good, the role that OpenStack plays and what's next.

SD-WAN: Pushing Abstraction Past the Edge

More than a complement to SDN, SD-WAN may prove essential for software defined networking to achieve its full potential.

SDN and the White Box Question

Software defined networking's time has come. Network engineers must now consider whether to adopt white box networking infrastructure or stick with proprietary gear.

Cisco Evolves IOS XR Network Operating System with Linux

Working together with hyperscale web companies, Cisco has enhanced its networking operating system to be more open.

Brocade Optimistic about Private Cloud Growth

As Brocade reports its full fiscal 2015 earnings, there is reason for optimism in the year ahead.

SDN Reality: $1.4 Billion in 2015

Software Defined Networking isn't just hype, it's now a billion dollar business.

Living and Working in an SDN World

Software defined networking's time is upon us, but what changes will SDN bring to the enterprise network?

Life In the App-Centric Enterprise

More than simply a new networking technology, app-centrism is an entirely new way of dealing with digital environments

Cisco CEO Confident of Cloud Growth, as Revenue Guides Lower

Revenue growth has slowed, but both public and private cloud are great opportunities for Cisco's future.

Doubt Creeps Into OpenStack

Doubts about OpenStack put the focus on the open source cloud platform's weaknesses.

Akanda Grows OpenStack Networking with Project Astara [VIDEO]

Akanda CEO talks OpenStack and bringing Nginx to the cloud.

First SDN, Then Disaggregation

In the SDN era, enterprises will need ultra-flexible disaggregated architectures to remain competitive.

Juniper Goes All in for SDN

Juniper embraces Linux and containers to disaggregate its Junos networking firmware.

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