The rise of IT automation frameworks will force companies to rethink who in the IT organization will ultimately be responsible for networking.
Advanced networking technologies for OpenStack could optimize the cloud environment for service providers – as well as enterprise.
The industry seeks to address interoperability among network virtualization (NV) implementations, but getting networking vendors to work together remains a challenge.
Industry growth is being hampered by a lack of IT professionals who have the skills required to deploy network virtualization (NV) and software-defined networking (SDN) in the enterprise.
As providers of container networking platforms jostle for position, the industry is eagerly awaiting the emergence of container networking interoperability.
Industry experts are still debating whether white boxes can take over the networking world.
As NFV efforts shift away from physical network appliances, the use of NFV coprocessors will be key to averting software and hardware bottlenecks.
A debate is starting to roil the networking community, centered around the amount of sprawl network virtualization might spawn across the enterprise.
Virtualization can help IT organizations break down the silos that exist between application developers and enable operations teams to deliver real-time IT.
Next-generation applications will demand a new level of service assurance that can be delivered by third-party SDN technologies, married with monitoring and automation.
In addition to a new crop of SD-WAN players, traditional enterprise networking players want a piece of the network edge.
VMware says it is looking at East-West encryption inside the data center, adding another layer of security to the SDDC.
Network virtualization (NV) can increase IT agility, according to emerging case studies and user feedback.
VMware is pursuing two container strategies that call for integrating Photon OS and its VIC with NSX for containers.
With The Linux Foundation taking charge of Open vSwitch, a new future for the open source project takes shape.