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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 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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