- March 22, 2017
This week, bloggers assess the best approaches to a multicloud strategy, why the evolution of leaf-spine architecture didn't emerge sooner and Innovium's programmable switch.
- March 10, 2017
Announcements from Facebook and Microsoft were the highlight of this year's Open Compute Summit, which remains a showcase for hyperscale cloud technology.
- March 08, 2017
Switching vendor Arista has containerized its Extensible Operating System. Container development is rising in the data centers of cloud providers -- the vendor's largest customer base.
- February 23, 2017
Enterprise spending on public cloud service providers will increase almost 22% annually through 2020, depressing sales of data center switches from Cisco and other suppliers.
- February 10, 2017
Cisco and Microsoft have worked together in delivering Azure Stack services through Cisco's UCS server. The new product ships in the third quarter.
- February 03, 2017
Cisco has added policy-enforcement capabilities to the latest version of the Tetration Analytics engine. The upgrade also includes a cheaper version for midsize companies.
- January 31, 2017
The latest Juniper switch fabric is aimed at multiple data centers and includes a single set of management tools. The product is the latest under the Unite brand.
- January 26, 2017
Hughes now offers managed SD-WAN, which supports wireless, fiber and satellite connectivity. Also, an IHS Markit survey reveals 2016 SDN expectations didn't meet the actual numbers.
- December 15, 2016
Cisco is in the process of moving customers off the Intercloud Fabric as the company prepares to close the infrastructure-as-a-service offering.
- December 14, 2016
This week, bloggers assess what Amazon's Snowball Edge really means when it comes to HCI, as well as discuss some of the new features of Arista's new leaf and spine switch.
- December 05, 2016
Amazon Snowball Edge, a server-like IoT device, could eventually pose a threat to server and networking vendors, which are already losing business to the public cloud provider.
- November 29, 2016
A10 has introduced the Lightning brand of cloud-based application delivery services. The latest product stems from the July acquisition of Appcito.
- November 18, 2016
This week, a Cisco cloud survey digs into the explosive growth of cloud data, Xirrus deploys a new Wave 2 access point and Nexthink updates end-user analytics.
- November 16, 2016
Data center provider Equinix has agreed to provide customers with the option of using the F5 application delivery platform in hybrid cloud environments.
- November 11, 2016
This month's Network Innovation Award winner, Aviatrix, wants to help firms bridge the spaces between their clouds with their enterprise cloud-defined networking technology.
- November 11, 2016
Facebook has completed its open source 100 Gb data center pod. The technology for hyperscale data centers includes a second-generation modular switching platform called Backpack.
- November 01, 2016
Cloudy with a chance of networking: Forecast calls for increasing cooperation between enterprise clouds and networks, as IT pros explore how to meet new infrastructure challenges.
- November 01, 2016
A growing number of network managers have their heads in the cloud, and that's a good thing. Cloud-based networking technologies are emerging to help solve a number of enterprise problems, and organizations are busy exploring what "the networked ...
- October 20, 2016
The latest version of the Facebook Wedge switch raises the hardware's throughput to 100 Gbps. But the networking gear remains a non-enterprise technology.
- October 19, 2016
Analysts examine how the VMware hybrid cloud announcement pits the vendor against OpenStack and Azure, and they discuss must-have features in an automation RFP.
- October 18, 2016
The VMware-AWS hybrid cloud partnership pressures OpenStack supporters to simplify deployment of the open source cloud platform in the enterprise.
- October 04, 2016
This week, bloggers look into virtual machine cost in the cloud, incident response automation and untangling Mac OS X PPTP connections.
- October 03, 2016
High-speed data center interconnect can help network managers handle the data explosion, preventing east-west traffic jams in the era of cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure.
- October 03, 2016
The data center interconnect market is poised for significant growth, thanks to a number of factors altering the IT landscape -- including the growing use of cloud services, the massive proliferation of data, the increasing adoption of ...
- September 27, 2016
Silver Peak, Versa Networks and Viptela are the latest SD-WAN vendors to launch partnerships and services in a market expected to top $6 billion by 2020.
- September 26, 2016
The Console networking platform bypasses the public internet to offer subscribers on-demand, one-to-one connections with cloud providers and other partners.
- September 23, 2016
The latest Cisco professional services are aimed at helping companies build and manage hybrid clouds. The offering reflects a shift in Cisco's cloud strategy.
- September 08, 2016
The new Dell Technologies is bullish on hybrid cloud, convergence and cloud-native applications for enterprises, but Dell networking plans weren't in the spotlight.
- September 02, 2016
ICYMI: Enterprise cloud workloads grow, Check Point tracks ransomware as a service and Cisco continues to dominate in the routing and switching market.
- September 01, 2016
Cisco's acquisition of startup ContainerX provides the networking company with technology to help ready ACI for container orchestration in the cloud.
- August 01, 2016
In the era of cloud integrations and frequent network changes, fewer organizations are building in-house network test labs, relying instead on virtual and third-party tests.
- July 27, 2016
A10 has acquired Appcito to improve its portfolio of ADC services for enterprises adopting cloud computing.
- July 21, 2016
SearchNetworking's latest Network Innovation Award winner uses cloud-optimized routing to speed up internet performance, working like Waze or Google Maps for networks.
- May 24, 2016
Cisco has introduced a cloud-based multigigabit switch that's the first of its kind in the market. Other additions to the Meraki wireless portfolio include APs and a desk phone.
- May 06, 2016
Data center evolution will drive the illusion that the network has disappeared, Google networking lead tells networking crowd at Interop 2016.
- April 14, 2016
This week, bloggers examine why private cloud systems will remain more popular than the public cloud, discuss Google's BeyondCorp project and look into Intel's virtualization push.
- March 08, 2016
This week bloggers address enterprise software agreements and SaaS, the case of SD-WAN and HPE's expected entry into the hyper-converged infrastructure market.
- February 17, 2016
Startup Avi Networks has built into its application delivery controller support for containerized applications found in public and private clouds.
- February 16, 2016
This week, bloggers touch on VMware's cloud management platform for legacy businesses, Arctic Wolf's security service that blends humans and software, and next-gen data centers.
- January 29, 2016
Juniper Networks sees sales growth in metro networks and the DCI technology market.
- January 22, 2016
Riverbed plans to use its recent acquisition of Ocedo to quicken the pace of delivering products in the SD-WAN market.
- January 18, 2016
Cisco's investment in VeloCloud suggests a strong interest in adding cloud-based networking services to SD-WAN products.
- December 21, 2015
Illumio wins SearchNetworking's Network Innovation Award for its Adaptive Security Platform.
- November 25, 2015
Cisco has launched an open source project, called Contiv, to build technology that automates the use of security, storage and networking in cloud-based containerized applications.
- November 18, 2015
Arista has released DCI hardware for its 7500E spine switch. The line card adds another use case for the highly programmable switch.
- November 03, 2015
Juniper Networks has launched Juniper Cloud CPE, a software-based router designed to help service providers reduce the time to deliver LAN services to the enterprise.
- September 22, 2015
Microsoft's Azure network OS could eventually have an impact on how enterprises build cloud data centers.
- September 14, 2015
Interconnect vendor IIX said its new Console business simplifies the process of making a direct connection between data centers and cloud providers.
- September 09, 2015
Fortinet introduces a framework for security in SDN, as startups attract market spotlight.
- August 06, 2015
An analyst debates the merits of cloud-assembled workflows; and a new security feature gets a thumbs-up.
- August 05, 2015
The latest version of the F5 BIG-IP application delivery platform supports software running on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.
- July 24, 2015
Cisco is selling its set-top box and cable modem business as pay TV delivery shifts to cloud-based video.
- July 07, 2015
Analysts say the addition of Cisco and Accenture will help efforts to standardize IoT wireless efforts, but hurdles remain.
- June 23, 2015
Arista introduces network automation tools with enterprise features like network-wide rollback.
- June 15, 2015
Increasingly enterprises are moving more mission-critical work to public clouds. To make this work well, and securely, though means devising a thorough IT plan for cloud networking. It takes more than just having a robust Internet link -- it takes a...
- May 22, 2015
SN blogs: This week, an analyst says crossover between enterprise and telecom networking continues; The Internet of Things brings healthcare to poor countries.
- May 15, 2015
SN blogs: This week, an analyst said that DBaaS can help IT get back some of budget now spent on housekeeping activities.
- April 06, 2015
OpenStack startup Nebula's demise is the result of market consolidation and selling a product that went against the market trend.
- March 30, 2015
SD-WAN technology is creating a more intelligent WAN through path control and traffic automation.
- March 23, 2015
Juniper and Mirantis are expanding their engineering partnership to deliver an OpenStack SDN combo to appeal to enterprises making the SDN move.
- March 20, 2015
F5 Networks launches LineRate Point Load Balancer, providing a commercial alternative to open source tools that improve the performance of application services in cloud environments.
- March 13, 2015
The technology that the inventors of the 1960s Picturephone visualized is at last within reach. Here's how to implement and manage video conferencing today, and factor in cloud services too.
- March 09, 2015
ICYMI: Cisco and SpiderCloud target the enterprise with their jointly developed mobile offering; Kemp introduces a free version of its virtual ADC.
- February 19, 2015
Hewlett-Packard joins Dell and Juniper Networks by launching a line of switching gear that runs on open operating systems. The HP Ethernet switch will be available in late March.
- February 04, 2015
VMware is tackling the difficulty of moving workloads from the data center to its public cloud by providing a unified platform for running virtual services.
- January 16, 2015
Riverbed's new WAN optimization appliance is aimed at companies with hybrid environments in which applications stretch from the data center to the cloud.
- November 25, 2014
SN blogs: This week, analysts discuss Progress Software's use of rapid application development and review a tool small businesses can use to protect their data.
- August 25, 2014
This week's SDN bloggers take a look at controller use cases and the cloud, Cisco ACI, the history of load balancing, and how to deal with schema changes.
- November 13, 2013
Facebook revealed that Open Compute will likely accept contributions from Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox and Cumulus into its bare-metal switch project.
- November 04, 2013
Cumulus Networks released version 2.0 of its Linux-based network OS for bare-metal switches based on Broadcom Trident II chips.
- October 09, 2013
Aruba introduces reliable cloud-based network options to the enterprise with embedded control in APs and cloud-based Wi-Fi management.
- September 19, 2013
Ipanema Technologies introduces a cloud application management platform that ensures application performance through multiple networks.
- July 22, 2013
Less than a year after OpenStack networking software debuted as Quantum, the OpenStack Foundation has changed the technology's name to Neutron.
- June 20, 2013
Cumulus launched a Linux OS for bare-metal switches this week. We spoke to CEO J.R. Rivers about how this platform will affect network operations.
- June 10, 2013
F5 Networks added NVGRE gateway support for network virtualization and virtual BIG-IP availability in Microsoft's Azure cloud.
- May 02, 2013
With its new, high-density 10/40/100 GbE 7500E switch, Arista Networks enables customers to build massive leaf-and-spine networks.
- January 17, 2013
Juniper's SDN strategy focuses on centralizing the management and services planes of the network, and it partially centralizes the control plane.
- January 14, 2013
In the 2013 SDN market, IDC analyst Brad Casemore said service providers will adopt slowly and vendors will battle in Layer 4-7 and controllers.
- January 11, 2013
IT engineers grumble about cloudsourcing, but outsourcing IT services and apps to the cloud could prevent the dreaded systems integrator takeover.
- December 05, 2012
Startup Plexxi's software-defined networking products include a tiered SDN controller and dynamic bandwidth allocation based on WDM.
- October 03, 2012
A new HP OpenFlow controller with northbound APIs and production-ready network applications boosts HP's software defined networking strategy.
- August 28, 2012
VMware debuted a network virtualization package, vCloud Networking and Security, and updated distributed vSwitch at Vmworld, but no Nicira details.
- August 16, 2012
Arista EOS already lets engineers build programmable networks and provision network segments, so why bother with software defined network overlays?
- June 25, 2012
Software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow are no longer synonymous. Now vendors are taking individual approaches to SDN using other methods. What does this mean for OpenFlow?
- June 19, 2012
In part two of our Q&A with VMware networking CTO Allwyn Sequeira, we ask him about VMware's plans for OpenFlow..
- June 14, 2012
With Cisco ONE, Cisco moves beyond software-defined networking, introducing APIs and virtual network overlays that enable programmable networks.
- April 20, 2012
OpenFlow will play a tiny role in the Cisco software-defined networking strategy, which will focus on making existing Cisco networks programmable. OpenFlow supporters are wary.
- February 21, 2012
In this Q&A, Nicira Networks' Martin Casado and Alan S. Cohen explain why their network virtualization architecture may be the VMware of networking.
- December 21, 2011
Zappos might be owned by cloud king Amazon, but the organization is still grappling with creating a measured cloud security strategy. The answer? Distributed management.
- November 17, 2011
OpenFlow applications beat network management tools, offering a holistic view of the network's configuration and granular control even in a dynamic virtualized environment.
- October 27, 2011
OpenFlow and software-defined networking are going from theory to use case scenarios, according to Google and Yahoo.
- September 22, 2011
Is the VXLAN standard just another way to rid the virtual environment of pesky network engineers? Is it actually better than VLANs? Fast Packet blogger Ivan Pepelnjak explains.
- June 09, 2011
TRILL supporters say the protocol will enable multi-pathing in new data center network architectures, but Fast Packet blogger Anjan Venkatramani explains why it won't work.
- May 12, 2011
With the OpenFlow specification network, engineers remotely run their control plane, closely guiding network behavior for better cloud network automation and a multivendor fabric.
- May 12, 2011
Some companies don't want to move their core apps to the cloud, but they're willing to try cloud-based disaster recovery. Vembu's StoreGrid offers cloud backup for storage.
- May 12, 2011
Cisco's new cloud-based WLAN controller lets networking teams manage thousands of access points across hundreds of branch offices from one centralized data center.
- May 12, 2011
Third-party cloud management tools are taking hold, offering users the ability to manage and monitor virtual resources and capacity in cloud networks for self provisioning.