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May 2017, Vol. 8, No. 4

Software-based networks ease staff manual labor, increase efficiency

Let's take a moment to reflect on light. I don't mean only the "electromagnetic radiation that can be detected by the human eye" kind of light, even though without it, we would totally be in the dark. describes light as a primary tool for perceiving the world and communicating within it. Bingo. Let's meditate on the fact that light is such a powerful force that we reference it multiple times a day to describe a wide variety of things. As it relates to network communications' Age of Enlightenment, in this issue of Network Evolution, we are shedding light on networking issues undergoing major changes, starting with the increased interest in deploying software-based networks. Enterprises can use software-based networks to help eliminate manual labor for network managers who often spend up to 80% of their time making hands-on changes to network components. A full 80%. That's so 20th Century in this virtualized, automated, software-driven world. In "Software-Based Networking Unleashes Network Managers," find out how ...

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