Software-defined networking (SDN), in contrast to traditional models, offers greater flexibility, efficiency and cost savings.
This is accomplished in part by separating network services and traffic management from the underlying hardware.
We see great potential for SDN to make life dramatically easier for data center operators, enterprises and service providers alike.
In recent years, businesses have gained significant value from server and storage infrastructures, enabling IT to respond more quickly. Cloud-based management solutions have also provided flexibility.
However, current networks constrain the ability to quickly develop, test and deploy new initiatives. Collaboration and integration with partners, providers and customers is also limited.