Software Defined Networking will spur innovation

23 Jun

The gradual shift to SDN is being executed with a number of goals in mind.The rapid provisioning of network equipment along with the ability to provide granular traffic flow mechanisms are some of the many benefits being posited. One area which will greatly benefit from moving network configuration ,control and design into software is the release of new features independent of hardware asics. Bidirectional shaping is a feature that has arisen from software based network devices.Software development cycles due to their inherently incremental nature provides the easiest path to add future features to our networks without waiting on long hardware cycles. Open source provides another advantage when used to produce SDN components since it allows anyone with an innovative idea to add these ideas to existing FOSS based SDN suites,hardware based network devices do not provide this flexibility

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Posted by on June 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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