What Does SDN Do?
We expect cloud services to be instantaneous, but traditional network configuration can take days or even weeks, that’s why SDN is getting so much attention. SDN provides two essential concepts, abstraction and automation.
Nuage Networks explains how SDN moves organizations beyond the manual, time-intensive, request-based model of provisioning. “What does SDN Do?” is the third video in a series looking at how the company is removing the constraints holding back the cloud.
The video describes how the SDN architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions to provide two essential functions: abstraction and automation. By abstracting the network service required for an application into a reusable network policy, applications are freed from underlying, low-level complexity.
Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) leverages the benefits of SDN and empowers IT to program network connectivity and automate instantiation of network services to help organizations:
- Accelerate application programmability
- Facilitate unconstrained mobility
- Maximize compute efficiency
While the virtualization of compute and storage has evolved quickly, the network simply has not kept up. Check out “What Does SDN Do?” below to learn how the technology is eliminating the constraints that have held back the responsiveness and efficiency of the data center network.