Static architectures are ill-suited for today’s highly mobile and virtualized environments. Software-defined networking (SDN) is a new approach to networking, offering the promise of improved agility through interoperability, programmability, and dynamic optimization of the network. Through centralizing control and separating the data and control planes, SDN will offer better efficiency, quicker provisioning, and reduced costs. SDN sounds great, but the topic initiates a lot of questions and the variety of differing vendor offerings creates confusion.
Use this SDN Evaluation Guide to help decide which vendor’s SDN platform is best equipped to support your organization as you face a rapidly changing world of technology.