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10 Ways Software-Defined Networking Will Change IT

When networking professionals converge upon New York for Interop this week, software-defined networking (SDN) stands to establish itself as a major theme throughout session talks and informal conversations. As the industry watches the results of early adopter case studies and hears pundits advocate for this new means of controlling the network fabric, consensus is building for the potential that SDN could be an IT game-changer. Here's how, in the words of experts from around the industry.
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SDN Will Transform Data Center Management

SDN will prove to be the lynchpin of data center management, predicts Mike Johnson, director of the architecture solutions, communication and collaboration practice at Logicalis U.S.

"If you can separate the management of your network or, in fact, the entire data center from the actual devices residing in it so that the management is making decisions on behalf of the devices, you can better control your entire data center from that single location," he said.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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