Interop Panel Discusses the Relevance of SDN

David F. Carr at Information Week covers the keynote panel at Interop and their conversation regarding the future of SDN and network admin.

The point of SDN is to make networks easy to configure and reconfigure in software rather than hardware, with many more networking functions migrating from being embedded capabilities of a network appliance to being defined in software. Network systems are migrating incrementally in that direction as networks follow the same path toward virtualization as servers and storage, he said. Ultimately, the goal is to provide every data center with the flexibility associated with cloud computing.

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