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SDN's Biggest Myths

Phil Harvey
The Philter Podcast
Phil Harvey
10/9/2012
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Several execs in Silicon Valley weigh in on the big myths confusing the issues around software defined networking

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What are people saying about software defined networking (SDN)? Well, it's a technology that certainly threatens the status quo and anytime you do that, the marketing departments of major router and switch manufacturers will likely step up and confuse the heck out of us.

Is software defined networking the same as network virtualization? Is it the same as OpenFlow? Does it have the same security requirements as a traditional network? Is it going to make network hardware less important and more of a commodity?

We asked the following SDN execs to give us their perspective on what they think are the biggest SDN myths.

First we hear from Ankur Singla, CEO of Contrail Systems . Next, we get an opinion from Embrane Inc. CEO Dante Malagrinò and vArmour Networks Inc. CEO Michael Shieh. Then we hear from Saar Gillai, the CTO of HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) Networking and we end the podcast with a comment from Extreme Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) CMO Dave Ginsburg. Once you hear from them, let us hear from you on the boards below.

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Chhilar,
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12/5/2012 | 5:19:30 PM
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There seems to be music playing in this audio clip and I can barely hear what the speaker is saying.  Why is there music?

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12/5/2012 | 5:19:29 PM
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Hey, I fixed the file to make a bit cleaner. Hope that helps.

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12/5/2012 | 5:19:29 PM
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Yes, I played a little intro music and talked over part of it. 


But the core content is crisp, clean and easy to hear. 

yarn
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12/5/2012 | 5:18:02 PM
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So in summary, if you ask 5 different executives about SDN you basically get 5 different answers. Once you take away all the myths, what is left?


Does SDN have Buddha nature?


Why do SDN executives all have such exotic names?


These questions require further meditation.


 

Ashok_Santhanam
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12/3/2012 | 1:06:37 PM
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