Software-defined networking (SDN) has evolved over the past few years from concept to basic protocols to a new framework for evolved data networking. In 2014 this new approach to networking has found its way into pilots and even production networks across multiple industries. That’s because SDN allows users to abstract network services from the underlying network hardware — turning the standard network deployment on its head and focusing squarely on the applications that the network provides connectivity for. This new level of flexibility and agility is enabling businesses to provide faster, more reliable IT and cloud services than they ever could before.
Realizing these benefits takes time because SDN is still an emerging technology. Solutions are evolving and early adopters are undertaking much of the integration work to make new SDN gear work with their existing infrastructures.
In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:
- Opportunities presented by SDN
- Constraints and realities of this still nascent technology
- Case studies of successful SDN deployments
- Where to start and how to proceed with an SDN pilot
- Conclusion and key takeaways
- Ashar Baig, research director, Gigaom Research
- Ben Kepes, director, Diversity Analysis
- Greg Ferro, independent analyst
- Charles Ferland, VP, Business Development, Nuage Networks
Register here to join Gigaom Research and Nuage Networks for “ Software-defined networking in the real world,” a free analyst webinar on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
If you would like explore more SDN, read “SDN meets the real world: implementation benefits and challenges” (this report was underwritten by Nuage Networks).