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  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    Why SDN is gaining traction in the enterprise

    Software-defined networking isn't just for carriers, cloud providers and hyper-scale Web companies. Instead of asking "Why SDN?", some mainstream enterprises are asking "Why not?"

  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    When will enterprises be ready to use SDN?

    After years of hype, high-profile mergers and proven use cases, enterprises hesitated to use SDN. Is it finally time for it to secure a spot in mainstream networks?

  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    Are enterprises ready to use SDN yet?

    Software-defined networking (SDN) gained early traction with the companies that had the resources to deploy it and a clear, immediate need for its benefits: cloud providers, carriers and hyper-scale data center operators. They were

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    ONOS project hits 11,000 downloads in first year

    This week, ONOS appoints a community manager; Pluribus demonstrates a hyper-converged infrastructure; Oracle launches a cloud-deployable signaling router.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    IBM innovation exec bets on SD-WAN cloud startup

    Linda Bernardi, IBM chief innovation and disruption officer and VeloCloud advisory board member, said she thinks the SD-WAN cloud startup holds the key to better connectivity.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    Latest Cisco acquisitions touch analytics, security, cloud

    Cisco acquisitions of ParStream, Lancope and 1 Mainstream reflect the company's view of how networking is evolving.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    How one computer network architect faced workplace complexity

    In this week's blog roundup, analysts explore network architect challenges, e-commerce delivery and HP's failed effort to remain relevant in the cloud.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    Intel NFV: Company eyes virtualized networking market

    In our latest roundup of SDN blogs, analysts explore Intel's expansion into networking, visibility in virtualized environments and the cost benefits of deploying SD-WAN.

  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    University picks HP over Cisco in Wave 2 access point test

    In a Cisco versus HP access point comparison, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found HP Aruba provided better performance at a lower cost than Cisco.

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Lagrange boosts CloudMaestro for Web traffic management

    In this news roundup, Lagrange adds app support to CloudMaestro ADC; analysts assess converged infrastructure spending and FireEye, F5 team up.

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Dell merger with EMC leaving customers cold?

    In this week's blogs: The Dell merger with EMC is making some customers worried; a new packet capture appliance wins praise.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    After OpenFlow World Congress, analyst questions open source

    In this week's blogs roundup, we take a closer look at the challenges of open source projects, the growing pool of SD-WAN suppliers and Riverbed's Project Tiger.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    Changing needs of tech buyers rattle ADC market

    A new breed of tech buyer is demanding application delivery controllers geared toward mobile and cloud development.

  • October 20, 2015 20 Oct'15

    Brocade unveils APIs for network packet brokers

    Brocade has released network packet broker technologies for mobile operators. The product family includes open APIs and a virtualized NPB.

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    ONOS, ODL closer to cooperating on open source controller

    The ONOS and ODL projects are likely to share their work on an SDN open source controller, now that the groups have made the Linux Foundation their home.

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    The mistake that could make NFV MANO irrelevant

    In this week's round-up of blog posts from around the Web, an analyst takes a closer look at NFV management and orchestration (MANO), explaining why it could play second-fiddle to OpenStack.

  • October 15, 2015 15 Oct'15

    BofA confronts OpenStack problems in data center overhaul

    Bank of America has solved enough of OpenStack's troubles to start running production workloads on the platform next year.

  • October 15, 2015 15 Oct'15

    Using threat intelligence feeds data before paying

    In this week's blogs, analysts consider threat intelligence feeds, Datiphy database security software and Riverbed's new approach to SD-WAN.

  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    Riverbed jumping into SD-WAN market in 2016

    Riverbed plans a suite of SD-WAN services and products underpinned by new SteelHead OS.

  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    Dell networking portfolio fortified with EMC

    Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC is expected to create a networking portfolio suitable for large enterprises.

  • October 13, 2015 13 Oct'15

    Ixia intros IP address blocking appliance

    Ixia is extending its threat intelligence platform with a new appliance that blocks IP addresses.

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    Brocade makes the enterprise wireless network more open

    Brocade has partnered with two more Wi-Fi vendors to offer enterprise customers a more flexible wireless network.

  • October 08, 2015 08 Oct'15

    Five reasons some SDN deployments fail

    In this week's roundup of blog posts from around the Web, a Gartner analyst shares five common reasons for software-defined networking meltdowns.

  • October 07, 2015 07 Oct'15

    HP rallies partners around OpenSwitch as Cisco replacement

    The HP-led OpenSwitch community is likely to attract the interest of large enterprises with Web-scale data centers.

  • October 06, 2015 06 Oct'15

    Cisco Mobility Express aims to make wireless easier

    In this week's blogs, analysts discuss Cisco Mobility Express and examine whether enterprise networks can really handle an explosion of Internet of Things devices.

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Cisco to open SDN framework to nonpartner products

    Cisco is preparing to open up ACI, the company's SDN framework, to nonpartner products that provide Layer 4-7 network services.

  • October 01, 2015 01 Oct'15

    There's more to switch software than SDN

    Hardware is still a critical component in data center networking equipment, but the influence of switch software shouldn't be overlooked.

  • October 01, 2015 01 Oct'15

    Data center switch software: Beyond speeds and feeds

    There is so much more to networking software than software-defined networking. In the data center, October 01, 2015 01 Oct'15

    Juniper fabric architecture ups competition with HP, Cisco

    Juniper Networks has launched a fabric architecture that centralizes management for data center and campus networks.

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    SDN/NFV end-games, paths forward remain in flux

    In this week's blogs round-up, an analyst predicts that SDN/NFV will see decisive changes in 2016, while a blogger says open source SDN projects are gaining steam.

  • September 29, 2015 29 Sep'15

    HP adds Pica8 to broaden use of Altoline SDN switch

    HP agrees to resell the Pica8 network operating system on the Altoline SDN switch.

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    Alcatel-Lucent IP edge router fills gap in product line

    Alcatel-Lucent has added a midsize IP edge router to its 7750 SR line for service providers and large enterprises.

  • September 24, 2015 24 Sep'15

    Dell campus core switch faces uphill battle in market

    Dell's latest campus core switch is expected to face tough competition from rivals Cisco and HP.

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Comcast to offer enterprise network management services

    Comcast enters the market for enterprise network management services as more large companies opt to have other businesses handle networking chores in data centers.

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Microsoft network OS could attract large enterprises

    Microsoft's Azure network OS could eventually have an impact on how enterprises build cloud data centers.

  • September 21, 2015 21 Sep'15

    Juniper leans on wireless partners to battle Cisco, HP

    Juniper Networks faces an uphill battle in tapping wireless partners to grab WLAN market share from Cisco and HP.

  • September 21, 2015 21 Sep'15

    Wires only & Managed WAN Services - SDN / Hybrid

    The WAN space is becoming interesting with technologies such as VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and Hybrid WAN solutions. Over the past decade, there hasn't been ...

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    Arista 25 GbE switches feed hungry hyperscale data centers

    Arista introduces a portfolio of 25/50/100 GbE switches to meet the increasing demand for more throughput in hyperscale data centers.

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    ICYMI: FireEye details Cisco router malware in report

    Routers in at least 14 locations were diagnosed with malicious software, according to a FireEye report; Aryaka signs reseller deal with Avant.

  • September 15, 2015 15 Sep'15

    SDN blogs: In the SD-WAN, centralized vs. distributed functions

    In this week's SDN blogs round-up, analysts weigh centralized vs. distributed functions in the SD-WAN, and consider how to choose a networking start-up.

  • September 15, 2015 15 Sep'15

    Latest Brocade ODL controller, apps ease use of open source in cloud

    Brocade has released an ODL controller upgrade and apps for building private and public clouds based on OpenDaylight and OpenStack.

  • September 14, 2015 14 Sep'15

    Console eases direct connection from data center to cloud

    Interconnect vendor IIX said its new Console business simplifies the process of making a direct connection between data centers and cloud providers.

  • September 11, 2015 11 Sep'15

    SN blogs: ACI network automation tool gets thumbs-up

    Cisco's network automation tool, ACI PowerTool, gets the once-over; BlackBerry's purchase of Good means more EMM consolidation.

  • September 09, 2015 09 Sep'15

    Security in SDN effort puts Fortinet in limelight

    Fortinet introduces a framework for security in SDN, as startups attract market spotlight.

  • September 08, 2015 08 Sep'15

    Verizon offers managed SD-WAN, with Cisco IWAN technology

    Verizon is the first major U.S. carrier to offer a managed SD-WAN service to American enterprises, using Cisco IWAN technology to combine MPLS and Internet.

  • September 04, 2015 04 Sep'15

    SN blogs: Log analytics critical tool for network monitoring

    An analyst cites the integration of two network monitoring apps; what does iOS 9 mean to the enterprise?

  • September 03, 2015 03 Sep'15

    SDN blogs: Will the SD-WAN market gold rush pan out?

    How big is the SD-WAN market? One blogger says to take your best guess. And a network engineer argues that the ONF's definition of SDN is "mostly useless."

  • September 02, 2015 02 Sep'15

    ICYMI: Ethernet market hits $5.8B mark in Q2

    IDC says the Ethernet switch and router market remains healthy; retailers are ready to spend on IoT.

  • September 01, 2015 01 Sep'15

    In UC, mobile is no longer just a 'nice to have'

    It used to be difficult to imagine why or how employees would need mobile devices for anything other than making phone calls, sending text messages or responding to the occasional email. But in the past few years, much has changed -- in terms of ...

  • September 01, 2015 01 Sep'15

    HP seeks NSX certification for FlexFabric switch

    HP seeks NSX certification to sell the VMware network virtualization software with the FlexFabric switch.

  • September 01, 2015 01 Sep'15

    Wi-Fi update 802.11ac set to take over in 2016

    Research firm IDC expects the latest Wi-Fi update 802.11ac to account for the majority of access point shipments and revenue in 2016.

  • August 31, 2015 31 Aug'15

    VMware updates SDN platform for data center networking

    VMware releases a new version of its SDN platform. Network administrators are expected to welcome the latest NSX features.

  • August 27, 2015 27 Aug'15

    HP open switches mark the latest challenge to Cisco

    HP introduced two Altoline open switches that increase the company's portfolio of alternatives to Cisco's proprietary hardware.

  • August 26, 2015 26 Aug'15

    Intel-Mirantis collaboration could ease OpenStack integration with networking

    The Intel-led $100 million investment in Mirantis is expected to help ease the pain of OpenStack integration with corporate networks.

  • August 25, 2015 25 Aug'15

    Xirrus unveils high-capacity 802.11ac Wave 2 access point

    Xirrus plans to release in October an 802.11ac Wave 2 access point. The device is expected to fill a niche in the wireless market.

  • August 24, 2015 24 Aug'15

    Data center latency test aced by Fiber Mountain switch

    Fiber Mountain says its optical switch dramatically outperforms standard SDN switches in data center latency, while ScienceLogic will support Cisco's ACI.

  • August 21, 2015 21 Aug'15

    Container IT gets boost with Docker enhancement

    In this week's SN blogs, analysts discuss Docker, the real value of an industry certification and the capabilities of a new Linux project aimed at virtualized environments.

  • August 18, 2015 18 Aug'15

    Big Switch SDN fabric gets better OpenStack, VMware support

    The Big Switch SDN fabric upgrade improves OpenStack and vSphere support for cloud providers and high-scale data centers.

  • August 17, 2015 17 Aug'15

    Content delivery networks take on new roles

    Content delivery networks can pave the way for using rich media in an enterprise but make sure you understand how it works.

  • August 17, 2015 17 Aug'15

    SDN blogs: How white box networking saves money

    In this week's blogs, experts explain why white box networking costs less, and the differences between SD-WAN and WAN optimization.

  • August 13, 2015 13 Aug'15

    SN blogs: Building your own IP address management tool

    An analyst examines the impact of this year's Black Hat conference, while another one discusses the impact of activist investors.

  • August 13, 2015 13 Aug'15

    Cisco SDN products wiggle their way into the enterprise

    Cisco SDN product sales grew by 200% last quarter, according to CEO Chuck Robbins. Products included Nexus 9000 and Cisco's SDN controller.

  • August 13, 2015 13 Aug'15

    Analysts: SDN wouldn't have prevented United Airlines network outage

    Some speculate that SDN could prevent a network outage like the one that brought United Airlines to a screeching halt. Others, however, say the industry needs an SDN reality check.

  • August 12, 2015 12 Aug'15

    Google Fiber targets San Antonio for fiber optic cable rollout

    Google Fiber plans to lay 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable in the San Antonio area; FCC voted to revise IP transition rules.

  • August 07, 2015 07 Aug'15

    Researcher finds holes in switch OS security

    A security researcher has developed malware that could compromise a white box switch OS and take down a corporate network.

  • August 06, 2015 06 Aug'15

    SN blogs: Cloud workspace approach can work if you plan correctly

    An analyst debates the merits of cloud-assembled workflows; and a new security feature gets a thumbs-up.

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    IT Strategy for WAN Procurement

    IT Strategy for WAN Procurement and your organisations specific business strategy The IT strategy element is perhaps one of the most powerful WAN procurement areas because, when used correctly, IT ...

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    F5 extends BIG-IP application delivery platform to the cloud

    The latest version of the F5 BIG-IP application delivery platform supports software running on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.

  • August 04, 2015 04 Aug'15

    Classic optimization takes back seat as WAN technologies evolve

    The growth of cloud apps and the increased use of Internet over traditional WAN technologies has forced WAN optimization to evolve.

  • August 04, 2015 04 Aug'15

    The future of WAN optimization: SD-WAN

    Network managers today are less likely to be sweating over how traffic from traditional applications like SharePoint performs over the wide area network (WAN) compared to cloud apps that users access via the Internet.

    This shift, along with ...

  • August 04, 2015 04 Aug'15

    Talko app does mobile collaboration right

    Find out how the Talko app for the iPhone, our latest Network Innovation Award winner, is changing the way teams communicate and collaborate on the go.

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    Multiple SDN protocols eclipse OpenFlow

    An overabundance of SDN protocols are expected to dim OpenFlow's importance and eventually lead to less flexible network controllers for corporate data centers.

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    ICYMI: NetScout-Danaher deal to wed security, DPI

    NetScout plans to incorporate security in monitoring; Barracuda upgrades ADCs; and Riverbed improves SteelHead.

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    ICYMI: Brocade assists CERN with open SDN

    Brocade teams up with CERN openlab to create an SDN strategy for the "new IP," while Fujitsu offers Midokura's software in its OpenStack cloud architecture.

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    News recap: FCC OKs $48.5 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal

    After a year of review, the FCC approved the AT&T-DirecTV acquisition. Additionally, the FCC might add mobile speeds to its broadband review.

  • July 29, 2015 29 Jul'15

    Juniper rise could be good news for enterprise tech buyers

    Juniper Networks is selling to more enterprises, a trend that could heat up the competition for the wallets of tech buyers.

  • July 29, 2015 29 Jul'15

    SN blogs: Google OpenStack support could have ulterior motives

    Industry analysts speculate about Google's decision to back an OpenStack initiative and discuss the impacts of 'attacktivism.'

  • July 27, 2015 27 Jul'15

    Cisco stops SSD hardware production for UCS servers

    Cisco has dropped its Invicta all-flash product line, leaving customers to buy SSD hardware for its UCS servers from third parties.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    Cisco sheds set-top box business to develop cloud-based video delivery

    Cisco is selling its set-top box and cable modem business as pay TV delivery shifts to cloud-based video.

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    ICYMI: Masergy expands cloud marketplace with Microsoft Azure

    Masergy has added the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to its cloud marketplace, while Sonus demonstrated that its SDN controller can be used with Skype for Business.

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    VMware NSX sales a positive sign for SDN market

    VMware has reported growing NSX sales, the latest indicator that the SDN market has momentum. Rival Cisco has also reported rising SDN platform sales.

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    SN blogs: Hybrid approach to corporate WAN merits study

    This week, analysts examine the advantage of hybrid WANs and discuss the emergence of Microsoft as a viable MDM provider.

  • July 22, 2015 22 Jul'15

    News recap: Wi-Fi Aware to connect nearby smartphones

    New Wi-Fi Aware will enable smartphones within close proximity to communicate with each other; a new program will provide Internet access to public housing residents.

  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    Plexxi aims low-latency switch at emerging workloads

    Plexxi launched a low-latency switch that's suitable for high-frequency financial trading. The Switch 2 Series is also aimed at analytics applications and cloud data centers.

  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    SDN blogs: SD-WAN may be the answer to your problems

    This week, experts discuss software-defined WANs as an alternative to traditional wide area networks. And one startup is looking to make data centers more efficient.

  • July 15, 2015 15 Jul'15

    IEEE group advocates random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi security

    An IEEE group advocates random MAC addresses for increased Wi-Fi security, while networking pros say enterprise security isn't strong enough for moving applications to the cloud.

  • July 14, 2015 14 Jul'15

    Extreme adds muscle to Wi-Fi appliances

    Extreme Networks introduces Wi-Fi appliances that can manage considerably more access points than previous versions.

  • July 14, 2015 14 Jul'15

    ICYMI: International carriers deploying SDN technologies

    In this week's SDN news, international telecom and Internet providers are deploying SDN technologies, while AT&T is testing a new software-defined storage platform.

  • July 10, 2015 10 Jul'15

    Dynatrace app monitoring tools rate customer satisfaction

    Dynatrace has upgraded its Web and mobile app monitoring tools to help companies gauge customer satisfaction.

  • July 09, 2015 09 Jul'15

    News recap: FCC may jump in on municipal fiber network builds

    The FCC says it will intervene if broadband carriers don't improve their offerings; a new LTE technology could impact Wi-Fi, setting up a confrontation.

  • July 08, 2015 08 Jul'15

    Cisco to acquire maintenance agreements tracker MaintenanceNet

    Cisco plans to acquire maintenance agreements tracker MaintenanceNet. The $139 million deal is expected to help resellers.

  • July 07, 2015 07 Jul'15

    SN blogs: Cybersecurity vendors the new Pets.com?

    Analysts say the addition of Cisco and Accenture will help efforts to standardize IoT wireless efforts, but hurdles remain.

  • July 06, 2015 06 Jul'15

    Masergy's NFV platform: An app store for virtual network functions

    Masergy's new NFV platform acts like an app store for virtual network functions. One possible hurdle: Convincing enterprises the software is secure.

  • July 01, 2015 01 Jul'15

    News recap: Fiber-optic circuit capacity grows with research advance

    A fiber optic cable advance could give networks the ability to transmit more data over longer distances at lower costs, and a Google startup will reinvent old phone booths as Wi-Fi hot spots.

  • July 01, 2015 01 Jul'15

    SN blogs: Ensuring access point security remains puzzle

    Industry analysts discuss steps to protect WLANs against honeypot APs and how Juniper's alliance with Ruckus could shake up the market.

  • June 25, 2015 25 Jun'15

    SDN blogs: Arista SDN cloud release could work

    This week, analysts discuss Arista's new SDN controller for cloud networks as well as SD-WAN's effectiveness in computing best path.

  • June 25, 2015 25 Jun'15

    News recap: FCC to examine subsidized broadband Internet

    In telecom news, the FCC is looking into subsidizing broadband Internet and wants telcos to help stop robocalls.

  • June 25, 2015 25 Jun'15

    Juniper introduces peering router for content providers

    Juniper Networks has introduced a compact peering router aimed at service providers looking to speed up content delivery.

  • June 24, 2015 24 Jun'15

    ICYMI: Dynatrace APM tools bolstered with Keynote combo

    Dynatrace expands while Extreme adds role-based policy management to its Summit line of enterprise and data center switches.

  • June 24, 2015 24 Jun'15

    Juniper aligns with Ruckus Wireless against Cisco, HP

    Juniper Networks has partnered with Ruckus Wireless to become a stronger competitor against Cisco and HP in the enterprise W-Fi market.

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