Next-generation networking represents a technology paradigm shift to meet the demands of businesses to operate at the speed of virtualization and containers, while drastically reducing total cost.
SDxCentral 2017 Next-Gen Data Center Report Webinar sponsored by Big Switch Networks: Next-Generation Networking – Drivers and Customer Use Cases
Businesses are investing in software-defined data centers (SDDC) to rapidly deploy cloud-native applications, have easy-button infrastructure management and attain greater cost efficiencies. The complexity, cost and visibility gap of legacy, box-by-box networking is a major barrier to adoption of SDDC.
Next-generation networking brings hyperscale-inspired innovation to organizations and mainstream data centers. Principles of SDN control software, open networking switch hardware and leaf/spine fabric design are leveraged together to construct an intelligent, agile and flexible network system. By focusing on logical and scale-out design, next-generation network can deliver tremendous operational simplicity and dramatic cost savings, while enabling the network to scale on demand.
Streamlined change management intent-based workflows become critical such as to add a leaf or spine switch, remove servers, create VMs or containers, or audit application connectivity. API-driven interactions become necessary to automate network provisioning, as well as visibility to a diverse set of VM and container orchestration environments. Further, ability to rapidly root cause during connectivity issues demands deep telemetry and historical events. A next-generation network design factors in these modern requirements, and allows heterogeneous workloads across multiple orchestrators to programmatically interact while ensuring security and isolation.
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