November 23, 2015 - Source: vmblog

SDN is still a long way off for most


By Dirk Paessler

"For years now there has been a large hype cycle around Software-defined Networking (SDN). And, it has not all been hype - there are plenty of reasons why SDN is a leading topic of conversation. Networks are in fact becoming more complex, and the explosion of virtualization, data, cloud and mobile have all dramatically increased network traffic, which poses a significant challenge. The proposal that SDN can address these issues is appealing, but it is my feeling that in 2016, SDN will continue to be more talk than action. [...]"

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