If you’re new to Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and wondering what it’s all about, there are numerous resources on SDNCentral to help you get up to speed quickly.
First, a couple of words about what SDN is: our view is that software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to networking that centralizes control of the network by separating the control logic to off-device compute resources. This enables operators to use programmable control to orchestrate and automate network services without having to physically access the network’s hardware via traditional command line-interfaces. And the reason it’s hot is because SDN enables the network to become just as agile as compute and storage, which enables network operators to a) create and deliver new types of applications, services and business models; b) scale existing applications and services, and c) optimize existing applications, services, and infrastructure.
To learn more, check out the resources on our site:
And in the meantime, here are a few of the most popular posts to get you started:
- Game Changer: OpenFlow on Hyper-V Finally Arrives with NEC’s New PF1000 (1/22/2013)
- SDN Start-Ups You Will Hear About In 2013 (1/17/2013)
- The State of OpenFlow in Japan – An Interview with Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi (11/28/2012)
- Does SDN Make My Network Management Look Fat? (9/7/2012)
- Vendors: Consider LibOF Before Spending Money Building Your Next OpenFlow Implementation(8/8/2012)
- RouteFlow – Replacing Cisco Routers? Interview with Christian Esteve Rothenberg of CPqD(7/30/2012)
- Interview with Jayshree Ullal of Arista on Network Virtualization and SDN (7/24/2012)
- vSwitch is the New Battleground. What Every Datacenter Operator Must Know. (7/13/2012)
- Should I join an SDN Startup? (6/15/2012)