What Is SDN? Why Is It Important? — SDNCentral’s SDN Training Video Series
SDNCentral’s Matt Palmer and Roy Chua continue our training video series this week as they discuss how you can get started with SDN in 2013 so your organization can be successful in 2014.
With so many players in the space defining SDN for their own purposes, Roy starts by providing a vendor-agnostic view of the technology: SDN provides centralization of control logic through separation of the control and forwarding planes. This provides the ability to enable orchestration and automation through programmatic APIs.
Matt will help you get started with SDN planning this year, emphasizing the importance of finding specific business use cases in your organization that can benefit from SDN. And with so many vendors eager to claim their share of the SDN pie, it’s important to understand how to find the right partner for your organization. We outline a list of questions for prospective partners to better help you find trusted advisors or vendors.
Roy and Matt also cover pitfalls to avoid. With a frontline view of the rapidly changing SDN space, they have witnessed successful and not so successful deployments of the technology. They share how you can avoid the most common mistakes.
Check out the video to get tips on how to start crafting SDN strategy for your organization now to lay the groundwork for a successful coming year.
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