Category Archives: SDN

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…

SDN In The Enterprise – Solving Real Problems

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In our previous blogs, we talked about the advent of software-defined networking (SDN)-based infrastructure: its benefits and pitfalls, how it has the power to transform networks across carriers and enterprises, and what you should do to prepare for deployment of an SDN-based solution. This week we want to take a look at a number of issues that,…

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…

How Do You Get Started With SDN?

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Software-defined networking (SDN) offers organizations the flexibility to serve customers more efficiently while also reducing operational expenditures. But before beginning a conversation about preparing your organization for SDN, you must first have a firm grasp of why deployment of SDN-based solutions is rapidly expanding. Here are some common drivers: It’s becoming difficult to meet user…

4 Ways SDN Is Revolutionizing Networking

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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions, including virtualization, are having a big impact on the networking industry by delivering measurable cost savings, faster service delivery, and increased scalability and agility. Here are four specific ways that SDN is revolutionizing networking: Service delivery is becoming more agile and easier to automate: Traditional telecommunications Operations Support Systems…

How SDN Is Disrupting Corporate Networking

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Software-defined networking (SDN) is disrupting corporate networking as IT executives look to break free from static, non-agile networking infrastructure, and to lower their operating costs. Traditional telecom OSS systems are being disrupted due to massive complexity, slow development time and legacy design concepts – the same is true on the enterprise side of the demarcation…