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Why enterprise networking professionals should care about NFV

Don't care about network functions virtualization? You should.

60% of medium, large businesses already piloting SDN in data center

Software-defined networking is catching on, and over the next two years, there's a good chance you'll be involved in an implementation. Research from Infonetics indicated that 80 percent of...

7 SDN myths exposed

Thanks to Andrew Lerner, a research director at Gartner, here are seven common SDN myths and the truth behind them.

IBM gears up for SDN, NFV with opening of first two Network Innovation Centers

Big Blue opened the first two of its Network Innovation Centers last week, but one is going to be a bit of a trip for American customers.

Open Networking Foundation warns of perils of big vendor SDN influence

Open standards have a way of disrupting the competitive landscape of technology markets, and the emergence of software-defined networking has the potential of significantly impacting networking vendors that maintain proprietary technology.

Wireless-only enterprise driving need for 802.11ac

Arguably, with faster transmission speeds and more reliability, the only network an enterprise needs is a wireless one. That is one of the factors driving the adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol.

Bare-metal switches to account for quarter of data center switching ports by 2019

There's still the argument out there that open networking equipment is only for web- and hyper-scale companies. But those focused on arguing the unimportance of bare-metal switches and the likes of the Open Compute Project may be in for a shock in the next few years.

Remote workers: Got trust issues?

There's a trust issue when it comes to remote workers. Since they're not within the four walls of the enterprise--or at a branch under control of the IT department--there's a tenuous connection between the centralized IT systems and that worker.

Windows Server 2003 still running in majority of businesses

Like Windows XP on the desktop, work on phasing out Windows Server 2003 in businesses is proving to be slow-going. In a new survey of 1,300 IT professionals in North America, EMEA and the Asia Pacific, Spiceworks found that 61 percent of businesses are still using Windows Server 2003.

Apple reportedly orders white-box servers in data center refresh

A new report claims that Apple has placed orders with white-box server makers to refresh the hardware in its existing data centers, and for use in new data centers.