With SDN, your networks are application aware, optimizing performance across the entire DC network and campus LAN. Now that's teamwork.
Yesterday's networks have very little awareness of the applications that are generating traffic, and conversely, new virtual application control systems are unaware of the conditions prevailing within the network. When the network and applications operate in silos, any attempt by the network or the application controllers to improve resource utilization usually leads to results that 'could do better'.
So how can you turn a B grade into an A grade? The answer's easy: SDN.
What is Software Defined Networking? It's is the term used to refer to the many approaches proposed by standards bodies and network vendor communities to solve this problem.
SDN aims to provide a coordinated virtual infrastructure where applications and the network can collaborate for a high quality user experience and optimized resource consumption.
- High quality user experience with multi-media real-time applications and cloud services
- Increased support for mobile and remote working
- Higher productivity and engagement between employees and with customers
For IT managers
- Better network performance with an application-aware network that coordinates with virtual application control
- Better user experience with improved quality of service controls
For CIOs and CFOs
- Better security with an application aware network
SDN In The Real World: Use Cases For Analytics, Security