IT Focus Area: infrastructure operations
April 30, 2015
The Software-Defined Network Story: Automation, Agility, and Security
Data center architecture has evolved from fixed to virtual and, more recently, to cloud enabled. However, there has always been one missing link delaying the realization of the dynamic, orchestrated data center: the network. IT often has to wait hours, days, or weeks for network administrators to make complex configuration adjustments to each individual network switch and router in order to accommodate new services and changing performance requirements.
Enter software-defined networking (SDN), an up-and-coming technology that may one day make the network as dynamic, automated, and centrally managed as its virtual server and storage brethren.
However, as with any maturing technology, SDN’s evolving standards, architectures and solutions can be confusing for companies trying to figure out when, where, and how to get started. Understanding where SDN is at in the maturity lifecycle is key to seeing its relevance in the data center.
View the on-demand recording to explore:
- Why organizations are intrigued by SDN and what is required to realize its benefits.
- The different types of SDN's and how to determine the best fit for your organization.
- Core concepts of zero trust networks and why you should build one.
- The speed and agility advantage SDN delivers.
- How you can make the business case for SDN.
Check out the slides from the Meet the Experts web event,
or listen to the on-demand recording below.