The shift to software-defined networking (SDN) is starting to get real. No longer just the flavor of the month in a hype cycle, SDN has graduated from early-adopter to early-mainstream status.
But with all the buzz, it’s difficult to cut through the noise and get a clear-eyed explanation of what SDN is, why it’s increasingly relevant, and what it means for you. This essential primer boils down the fundamentals of SDN.
- The benefits of SDN — from both a business and operational perspective
- The challenges of introducing SDN into a traditional network
- The various tradeoffs inherent with different “flavors of SDN”