Not Your Grandmothers Network: What SDN Really Means

Presented by

Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research

About this talk

We’ve been working through the impacts of software-defined networking for a number of years. The technologies that have reached the market today have matured considerably from the early implementations and there are tremendous opportunities that SDN has created. What were once model T’s are now a lot faster and a bit more furious. Those changes have also opened some gaps in understanding and management that can create operational issues and security concerns. SD-WAN’s are seeing a lot of deployment and the orchestration possibilities of virtual networks in software-defined infrastructures (SDI) are powerful. This session will dig into the implications of all of this new performance and look at ways to ensure that your network doesn’t wind up in the ditch. There’s a lot of good work to be done, but it’s important to understand how to master all of that power.

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