Novelty seeking plays a strong role in the world of technology. We enjoy a steady flow of technical innovations, driven by the astonishing engine of Moore’s law, the creative expression of new software, and the growth of thriving open...
Software Defined Networking standard bearer, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and ON.Lab have merged with designs on further pushing SDN benchmarks and open source software development of the technology.
Multivendor network architectures have become a key enterprise strategy for aligning functionality with business need and reducing costs by as much as 50%. Network managers should ensure that their architectures are aligned with
Software is beginning to simplify one of the hardest kinds of networking: wide-area networks that link up an enterprise’s remote sites, branch offices and data centers. Now AT&T is getting in on the game.
Data center transformation projects can easily become overwhelming. A software-defined data center (SDDC) requires automated, repeatable provisioning of many resources including virtual machines, advanced networking and more.
At VMWorld this week, the virtualization giant VMware is positioning its fast-growing software defined networking product named NSX as a cross-cloud management platform, allowing customers to manage workloads across their on premises...
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference, shares the big news from the event, including new tools that make it easier for customers to build cross-cloud environments, as well as an...
Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.
Branch office and remote site networks can be vulnerable to security threats due to complex security requirements and variables that make it challenging for enterprises to manage. That's the bad news. The good news is that
In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.
AT&T’s march toward standard “white-box” network gear will come to enterprises this week with the introduction of an industry-standard server that can take the place of four specialized network devices.
Investments in cloud-based applications have spawn a new set of networking needs, prompting businesses to look beyond current WAN technologies, particularly MPLS, to address their needs. This white paper explains how a
Avaya today released the 1.0 version of its Open Networking Adapter (ONA), a device the size of a deck of cards that plugs into any Ethernet-enabled machine and automatically connects it to a broader network while enforcing strict...
One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.