Software-Defined Networking and the Enterprise

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SDN Management

The concept behind software-defined networking (SDN) has been around for two decades and VLANs (which provide more rudimentary software-based controls) even longer, but it wasn’t until the cloud became mainstream that SDN began to take off. While VLANs are currently being used by a larger segment of the market than SDNs (43 percent vs. 28 percent, respectively), SDNs are by far the more popular choice for those looking at deploying future technology. In an SDN architecture, the ability to configure, manage, secure and optimize network resources via software affords many benefits to enterprises.

Moving past its infancy, software-defined networking (SDN) is becoming a significant player in the management of IT infrastructure and network design. While implementation can be a challenge, SDN is attractive to many businesses due to its potential for cost savings, improved network performance, increased productivity and improved security.

QuinStreet Enterprise surveyed IT decision makers to better understand how enterprises view these networking technologies, as well as their SDN deployment plans. In this slideshow, we've highlighted findings from the survey. To learn more, download the full report and watch a video roundtable discussing SDN in the enterprise.

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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