The Soft Side of Networking

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The idea of network administrators having programmable central control of network traffic without requiring physical access to the network’s hardware devices seems to be finally gaining ground. A sign of this is Juniper’s recently announced strategy on SDN, which focuses on six principles that address the networking challenges being faced by the industry today. These include:

As per Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Research “Virtualization is the starting point of SDN. One needs to have it all across compute or server, networking, storage and the management layer. Every vendor has its own USP. Services partners will be at center stage here, as individual vendor will not be able to drive their own agenda on the same account.”

Says Gogia of Greyhound Research, “Organizations are still struggling with it. These are still very initial days for it. Although vendors are having great strategy, but this will not flash till couple of next quarters.”

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