The debate concerning the applicability of software-defined networking (SDN) is set to continue for some time, with many important strategic decisions resting on the acceptance or rejection of SDN's capabilities.
That struggle isn't confined to potential users, though, as Tom Hollingsworth has noted in this insightful blog at Network Computing.
SDN won't sit well with everyone It's not something I had give much thought to, having concentraed mostly on the acceptance of SDN among potential users.
But I guessas with any transformative development, there are those that will see SDN as being too risky/untried etc or just fallible, and so not want it rushed into any portfolio. Taht's a real test of team leaders within the vendors, I guess.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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