BrandPost: SDN:The Evolution from Hype to Competitive Advantage

Unlike many hyped technologies that either never work as advertised, or arrive long after their 15 minutes of fame, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is delivering real-world benefits to its users.

A quick reminder on the foundational definition is good to review. SDN—the physical separation of the network control plane from the forwarding plane, and where a control plane controls several devices—is designed to deliver a host of networking services to datacenter and enterprise networks including automated provisioning, virtualization, and programmability. And it’s delivering, as designed.

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