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Are SDN solutions the answer to private cloud bottlenecks?
Networks are bottlenecks in the private cloud. Server and storage technologies have evolved into pooled resources that cloud administrators can spin up on the fly, but networks remain far too manual. To be more agile, networks must be virtualized, and software defined networking (SDN) offers a cost-effective method for getting there. This issue of the Network Evolution E-Zine focuses on various SDN solutions, if it’s the answer to the bottleneck problem, and potential pitfalls. Read this issue now to see what experts have to say about the possible SDN revolution.
Features in this issue
Software-defined networking could solve the problems that Ethernet and IP networking pose to Network-as-a-Service by centralizing a connection permission policy.
To handle mass server virtualization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, IT teams need network virtualization with fluid provisioning. Will that require a network hypervisor?
Manual networks stifle the otherwise automated private cloud. Can software defined networking and network virtualization solve the problem?
News in this issue
Network virtualization tool FlowVisor boosts software defined networking by allowing easy slicing of physical networks into multiple logical pieces.
The software-defined networking battle boils down to one basic difference in strategy: open source or proprietary. Which side will win? Maybe neither one.