With all the good things being said about SDN, there are still some drawbacks.
Microsoft was chipping away at the unified communications market dominated by Cisco through 2012 and 2013, but it looks like Cisco has started to pull away again.
The separation of networking hardware and the software that runs it has been attracting more and more interest ever since Facebook unveiled the Open Compute Project.
If you browse through today's issue, you may notice a trend. It wasn't planned (I'm not that clever, especially the day after we sprung forward), but most of today's top stories speak to the importance and difficulties of maintaining a wireless networking infrastructure.
The timing could be better, but HP is looking to build up its waning wireless networking business by spending an awful lot of money.
As you can see from our headlines over the last week, as well as in today's issue of FierceEnterpriseCommunications, open source in the networking world is currently top-of-mind. Not only has HP thrown down the gauntlet by getting behind the open networking trend, but Facebook also rounded out its Open Compute Project line of switches.
The sudden departure of Juniper Networks' last CEO Shaygan Kheradpir last year may have been a surprise, but now the mystery of his resignation might be solved.
The role of the network administrator is forever changing. And sometimes the role's responsibilities shift in unexpected directions, particularly when you look to the future of all that will be connected to the network, if not the Internet of Things.
When the networking space was ruled by names like Bay Networks and 3Com, the idea that hardware pushers would one day find their world increasingly ruled by software would have seemed absurd.
A welcome to our new editor and a heads up about a change to our publication schedule.