November 6, 2013

2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN

  • Part 2: The What, Why and How of Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

The primary goal of the 2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN (The Guide) is to eliminate the hype and confusion that currently surrounds both software defined networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NV).  

The Guide will be published both in its entirety and in a serial fashion.  This is the second of the serial publications.  The first publication focused on NV.  This publication focuses on SDN and it presents a top down approach to SDN that starts by identifying the problems and opportunities that SDN may be able to address.  This publication describes the primary characteristics of SDN solutions and identifies multiple sets of questions that IT organizations should use when interacting with providers of SDN solutions.  The relationship between SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) will be analyzed and recent market research will be presented that indicates how IT organizations are responding to the hype and confusion that surrounds SDN.

The third publication of The Guide will focus on the SDN and NV vendor ecosystem and the fourth publication will focus on planning for SDN and NV.


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