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DHagar
DHagar
7/8/2014 | 8:03:44 PM
SDN Raises Business Challenges
@mbushong, I like your point about the moving up the supply chain with the next wave being analytics.  The changing models drive the focus to where you can add the most value (new controls).

It also seems that the ecosystem you refer to will be the result of what you need to survive these challenges, size and unique adaptability.
Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
7/8/2014 | 7:46:55 PM
Re: Control is interesting
@mbushong - Indeed, as we've seen on Wall Street, when you control networks programmatically the results can be unfortunate. 
@mbushong
@mbushong
7/8/2014 | 10:04:34 AM
Control is interesting
The point on control is an interesting one. It is likely made worse because not only are we sharing control, but we are moving from a model where control is complete and absolute. When you rely on explicit configuration to make things work, it is a big leap to move to anything that is state driven, using APIs as the intermediary. It changes the entire provisioning model in profound ways, and it will absolutely disrupt troubleshooting processes in a lot of cases. 

You would think that this will open the door to broader integration. Analytics should be the next wave of things we talk about. And integration with things like capacity planning systems will be critical. The ecosystem of infrastructure starts to mean more, which should make the competitive landscape a whole lot more exciting in years to come.

Mike Bushong (@mbushong)

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