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.

First SDN, Then the Intelligent Network

What are the practical benefits of intelligent networks, and how does network intelligence differ from SDN?

Cisco Cuts Jobs, Paints Glum First Quarter Outlook

Though some areas are growing, Cisco isn't forecasting much overall growth for the quarter ahead.

Juniper Debuts New EX4600 Switch for High-IQ Networking

EX4600 packs in up to 72 x 10 GbE and 12 x 40 GbE ports.

SDN Adoption Plans Not Clear Cut

New research from Juniper Networks shows a near-even split in adoption plans for SDN, but is cost a driver or a challenge?

Cavium Acquires Its Way to SDN

Silicon vendor acquires Xpliant for $90 million in a bid to get a bigger foothold in the SDN marketplace.

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Gets Ship Date

After months of discussions, demos and promises, Cisco sets ship date for ACI and reveals pricing.

Inside Juniper's Integrated Operating Plan to Drive Growth

Juniper is in the process of re-focusing on a number of key areas, including SDN.

SDN: It’s All About the Apps

SDN application development efforts look set to increase the capabilities and value of software defined networks in the enterprise.

Juniper Exits Junos Pulse Business with $250 Million Sale

Juniper CEO wants his company to stay focused on high-growth areas of the market, including switching and SDN.

SDN: A Study in Action and Reaction

The enterprise isn't yet equipped to deal with the consequences of SDN, because no one knows what those consequences will be.

The Road to the Cloud Runs Through the Network

Advanced cloud architectures will require advanced network infrastructure in the data center.

Midokura Partners with Fujitsu for OpenStack SDN Deployment

Japanese vendors come together for cloud network virtualization.

SDN Automation: Not as Simple as You Might Think

Automation and SDN seem to go hand in hand, but several challenges still need to be solved before automation is automatic in software defined networks.

Should the Fabric Have a Core? Perhaps for a Little Longer

Network fabrics imply a flattened architecture that eschews centralized switching. So why are vendors still talking about core fabric switches?

Juniper Updates Firewall Security Features

AppID technology lands in Juniper's firewalls, but don't confuse it with the Cisco technology that has a similiar name.
 

HP Updates 5400 Switch Portfolio for Resiliency, SDN

New 5400R switches aim to deliver increased resiliency for enterprise networking needs and support for HP's SDN initiatives.

Hyperscale Networking: Coming to a Data Center Near You?

Hyperscale implies massive infrastructure, but key technologies may wind up in standard enterprise settings as well.

Extreme Networks CEO Plots Plan for Growth [VIDEO]

Charles Berger explains how Enterasys, SDN and the cloud will help his company to grow.

Why SDN is Unnecessary for Enterprise Cloud [VIDEO]

Do enterprise private clouds need SDN? No, say top execs at OpenStack vendor Nebula.

Open vs. Proprietary SDN: New Technologies, Same Old Dilemmas

Even with the advent of highly fluid virtualized data environments and SDN, choices like open vs. proprietary remain.

HP Expands SDN Hardware and Cloud Efforts

HP announces new FlexFabric 7900 switches and Virtual Cloud Networking software for SDN and the SDN-enabled cloud.

SDN Still Has to Prove Itself to the Enterprise

SDN must overcome several key challenges before it can make it through the hype cycle and establish itself on the other side.

OpenDaylight SDN Grows to 39 Members with Oracle

Oracle and others swell the ranks of the open-source OpenDaylight SDN collaboration project.

SDN Isn't Growing Networking, It's Slowing It Down

Infonetics Research points to SDN hesitation as having a negative impact on the buying patterns in the service provider space.

Cisco, ACI, SDN, and the Commodity Networking Challenge

Enterprise interest in commodity hardware for SDN threatens the dominance of proprietary hardware vendors like Cisco. How does ACI address the problem?

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