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Software Defined Networking

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

The relationship between IT departments and their business customers is changing. One key change is in their expectations of business customers. These are being driven by what they can buy and use instantly from the Apple store.

They now expect the CIO and the IT department to deliver new software and services at exactly the same pace. And when the IT department can’t give them whatever they need whenever they need it, they simply buy it elsewhere.  

The business benefits

  • Faster response to changing business demands and new service provisioning
  • More satisfying user experience for business applications
  • Reduced costs for resource requests, adds, moves and changes
  • Improved service uptime metrics
  • Contains complexity and risk
Software Defined Networking solutions

Software Defined Networking solutions

The Service Defined Enterprise

The agility of many organisations is limited by the technology choices they made in the past. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Today, an organisation can be as flexible, agile and responsive as the IT capability it can access almost instantly from specialist service providers. And these service providers, and the technological capability they deliver via the cloud, can be based anywhere.

Some commentators say that CIOs can no longer compete. They believe that today’s CIOs, burdened with complex IT infrastructure and legacy investments, cannot be expected to deliver the speed of service provisioning on their outdated platforms that their business users can access in the open market. Logicalis has a more positive view.

Software defined technologies, such as SDN and Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC,) create new standards of agility in core IT platforms. This new orchestration of virtual resource middleware is now the boundary between an IT organisation, which is more dynamic, and one that is taking steps to become truly ‘service defined’.

Software Defined (SDx): provisioning, agility and control

The growing maturity of SDx technologies from a growing number of vendors is bringing new levels of provisioning, agility and control to major enterprise and service provider platforms. And they’re doing this across both data centre and network platforms.

The technology elements that create this new platform already exist now, or will soon be with us. The key vendors for these technologies include: Cisco, VMware, HP, and Anuta Networks.

SDN & Your Business