How long will it take for SDN technology to impact your environment? To hear some of you talk about it, SDN is this wild, far-off future technology.
But very soon, perhaps right this second, you’re going to be involved in a buying decision that isn’t just a bigger switch, a bigger router, or a firewall with more ports. Those paradigms just aren’t where the smart money is going.
Here to chat with us about SDN’s Chapter 3 is Kyle Forster, founder of Big Switch Networks. According to Kyle, SDN’s chapter 1 started with getting basic vocabulary together around SDN and understanding where it would be relevant. Chapter 2 was about making SDN work reliably at scale.
Now, with production deployments in the field, we’re entering Chapter 3, where use cases and business cases have emerged and SDN is being used to make networks more reliable, resilient, and responsive.
We talk with Kyle about how SDN-based networks integrates with virtual and containerized workloads, what the role of network engineering means in the era of software integration, what SDN can bring to the table for security, and how SDN can help break down traditional IT silos.
For more information on Big Switch, check out the links below.