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A Guide To The Software-Defined World
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MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/13/2014 | 11:17:12 AM
inspiration
We want to thank John Herbert, a Network Computing moderator, for providing inspiration for this slideshow via his "Software-Defined Blog Post." John's frustration with the proliferation of the software-defined label led him to do a Google search and see just how bad the hype has gotten -- and it's bad.

 
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/13/2014 | 1:08:18 PM
Re: inspiration
Yes, we hope John forgives us for "borrowing" his idea. His original list was much funnier. We hope this piece provides a little humor but also serves as a bit of a reference for some of our befuddled colleagues ;)
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/13/2014 | 5:55:29 PM
Re: inspiration
Great guide, it inspired me to do a quick Google search to see whether bitcoin had been labeled as Software-Defined Money. Lucky, electronic currencies are safe for the time being from the Software-Defined Acronyms. 
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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5/14/2014 | 3:43:48 AM
Re: inspiration
Well said Brian, I guess this SDx concept has overtaken nerves of Network/ DC Managers. Idea was to adapt the type of work required rather than sharing workload manually.
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/15/2014 | 6:25:42 PM
Re: inspiration
Good point, the process of using software to automate workload was always going to provide value. Looking forward, with each passing generation that standard and efficiency of software is just going to increase -- making it increasing difficult to separate what's software-defined and what is not, add marketing into the mix that want to define everything with the same phase and things will become complicated.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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5/16/2014 | 3:01:40 AM
Re: inspiration
In current scenerio one of the challenge i see with IT is how to integrate SDN with existing infrastructure keeping impact minimal and considering potential security vulnerabilities across the SDN platform.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/16/2014 | 3:45:58 PM
Re: inspiration
You're right, those are two huge challenges. I expect SDN security will become a bigger issue as SDN moves from pilot projects to wider adoption.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/14/2014 | 9:38:30 AM
Re: inspiration
Brian, that's a great one. I think we may need to start making a list for a follow-up guide :)
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/14/2014 | 9:38:30 AM
Re: inspiration
Brian, that's a great one. I think we may need to start making a list for a follow-up guide :)
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/14/2014 | 11:15:50 AM
Re: inspiration
Probably in another couple weeks, marketing folks will have come up with a few more!
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/14/2014 | 3:05:54 PM
Re: inspiration
You don't think there's any chance some of them will have the decency to be embarrassed into silence for a little while?
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/14/2014 | 4:01:11 PM
Re: inspiration
Software-defined shame!
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/15/2014 | 6:36:28 PM
Re: inspiration
I feel, that as long as the cost of "Software" is perceived to be lower than "hardware" by the customer (and in most case that is the case), startups are going to continue to tag software-defined to almost everything. 
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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5/31/2014 | 11:59:36 AM
Re: inspiration
*laughs* As I read the post I was delighted to see some humorous pictures being added to the list of software defined inanity out there! Glad to have inspired, and I am a huge fan of the meter image used for the Software Defined Business item! ;-)
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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5/13/2014 | 11:15:21 PM
A distinction without much of a difference
Onisick's differentiation between software defined-data center and cloud computing isn't bad for now, but the boundaries imagined within it won't stand up very long. The private cloud will find ways to incorporate legacy systems, and the software-defined data center will always be trying to evolve in the direction of cloud automation.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/14/2014 | 8:56:44 AM
Re: A distinction without much of a difference
So Charlie, do you think there are any differences differences, or is SDN just the adoption of cloud computing with another label?


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