Category Archives: SDN Engineering

Operationalizing IT Services: SDN Federation/Operability Orchestration

In enterprise network and datacenter environments, the management of networking devices is still highly vendor specific with multiple element management systems communicating with, and controlling their respective families of devices. With the advent of “open” approaches driving the replacement of these devices with commodity hardware, the cost of that replacement relegates that approach to a…

What can SDN and NFV do to help transform the back-office operations of your business and increase your agility? Part 2

[Uh-jil-i-tee]: n, the power of moving quickly and easily, the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly, intellectual acuity. Agility: We always look for it in athletics, the handling of the cars we drive, the way performers dance and move on a stage, and in the sense of intellectual prowess, the ability to think on…

What can SDN and NFV do to help transform the back-office operations of your business and increase your agility?

Part 1: Transformation [trans-fer-mey-shun]: n, A complete or major change in someone’s or something’s appearance, form, nature, etc. Transformation is occurring in many facets of the Communication Service Provider’s (CSP’s) network, product offerings, service definitions and business operations. ¬†Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has been at the forefront as a catalyst…

Orchestration and Controllers – The key to making your Software Defined Network Operate

In our previous series of Blogs and emails, we have been discussing a lot about the advantages of Software Defined Networking, as well as the use and advantages of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The next aspect to consider, when it comes to actually operating a network that makes use of SDN technology, is orchestration. Orchestration…

SDN In The Enterprise, Solving Real Problems, Part 2: Understanding Critical SDN Enterprise Architecture Considerations

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In the first blog in this series, we looked at several issues that still prevail in the enterprise wide-area network (WAN) despite advances in hardware and software technologies and products. Those issues include branch/remote appliance bloat, complex security and compliance conformance, application performance, WAN configuration management, and operational and management complexities, which raise CapEx and…