The cost, rigidity and complexity of traditional networks have failed to address the uptime and performance requirements of today’s data centers. With software-defined networking (SDN) it is now possible to keep a business up and running around the clock in the event of a disaster. SDN technologies can help IT to prioritize key applications by assigning specific quality-of-service and latency parameters. This impacts the bottom line by avoiding costly outages while lowering capex and opex. But there are challenges with SDN across the WAN, including the difficulty of linking SDN control across dissimilar environments, multiple and changing protocols, and integration with existing legacy infrastructures.
In this webinar, we’ll talk about the impact of SDN on continuous availability across data center WANs, the best practices for implementing it and some of the challenges to be aware of when embarking down this path.
Our panel of experts will address these topics:
- Understanding the SDN use case for continuous availability
- The different approaches to implementing SDN in data center WANs
- How SDN simplifies the deployment of HA and QoS in and across data centers
- The considerations and planning criteria when deploying SDN in and across data centers
- Trends in SDN over the next two to three years
- Jo Maitland, research director, GigaOM
- Lee Doyle, principal analyst, Doyle Research
- Mark Leary, founder and chief analyst, The First Tracks
- Ashish Shah, director, Product Strategy, Vello Systems
Register here to join GigaOM Research and our sponsor Vello Systems for “How SDN drives new SLAs across data center WANs,” a free analyst webinar on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. PT.