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April 2015

SDN efforts increase agility

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Network engineers and data center administrators need to be able to respond quickly to changing business requirements, and software-defined networking helps to facilitate these responses. Agility is often used as a buzzword at higher levels of an organization, but IT needs to take the word and own it in order to stay ahead of the curve. An agile data center requires agile personnel, and having both could be the key to proper software-defined networking transitions. SDN is increasingly promising and may reduce network costs and complexity. The real benefit, though, is that it allows network administrators to control the creation and destruction of their networks using policies and templates, rather than having to type in a command line interface. This quickens the creation of virtual private networks by a significant amount.

Table Of Contents

  • Agile data centers require agile personnel
  • Pair up NFV and SDN with physical networking for standardization
  • Get started with software-defined network security