SDN, NFV and NV: What and Why?
With the rise of social media, mobile devices, cloud computing and the explosive growth of the world’s information, consumers are exhausting the capabilities of existing networks and traditional IT management approaches. New strategies and technologies are needed to ensure the network can effectively support the compute and storage assets they are connecting.
This is where Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and network virtualization come in – giving IT departments a new way to achieve scale, flexibility and reliability, without the traditionally massive costs (in capital and labor) required by proprietary, hardware-based network solutions. Decoupling the network’s control, processing and application planes makes it easier to innovate and open the network up to endless possibilities. However, these possibilities can also create confusion: What are the best ways to deploy these new approaches? What are their interdependencies? How are they currently being used? What will future networks using these approaches look like, and enable us to do?
Enterprises and Carriers, alike, are working to understand how they can use these new technologies for faster network creation and extension, easier network management, increased network security, and lower capital and operational expenses. The place where they turn for information and answers is SDxCentral.
SDxCentral: Content and Community
Founded by leading experts and analysts in networking, cloud computing and security, SDxCentral.com has quickly become the leading online community for all things networking, serving the buyers, users, investors, and thought leaders that comprise this fast-growing market. Embracing the related approaches of SDN, open source software, software-as-a-service (SaaS), network security, network function virtualization (NFV) and other new networking advances, SDxCentral’s unparalleled blend of content and community offers a powerful resource for those marketing to SDN audiences.
A quick snapshot of SDxCentral
|80,000+ Social Media Subscribers||Made up of highly qualified buyers/influencers, vendors, analysts, as well as channel/VAR representatives, service providers, enterprise customers, integrators and consultants.|
|300,000 Page Views &
14 minutes (avg.) per visit
|Double the industry average rates for page views and minutes onsite per visit, per month.|
|30,000+ Newsletter Subscribers||~22% open rates and 3% to 6% click-through rates—far above industry averages.|
|100-250 Attendees||Average number of registrants for SDxCentral-hosted webinars, with 100 to 200 post-event page views and leads captured post-event.|
SDxCentral offers vendors and media buyers a complete strategy and toolkit, from high-level market perspectives to proven tactical marketing solutions, to gain SDN mind and market share. In-depth, web-based analytics helps measure progress every step of the way.
Put SDxCentral to Work for You
Whether you are trying to get smart on SDN and its key players; size up the competition; create strategic and customizable marketing programs; create and push customizable content to key audiences; host events to build and nurture your buying communities; or leverage a host of other educational, consulting and go-to-market services, we invite you to put SDxCentral to work for you.
We invite you to review the many assets and services, which are briefly summarized in the following pages, to understand the powerful set of capabilities you have at your fingertips with SDxCentral. We think you’ll agree: SDxCentral provides the most all-inclusive, tailor-made collection of content and community available in the next generation networking arena, offering a direct path to growing your share of this fast-growing market.