A Better Model
It’s no surprise that many IT organisations and CIOs are looking for a better model. The answer, as it was with compute, storage and applications, is virtualisation – a Software-Defined Network (SDN) abstracting the intelligence of network services, traditionally residing in the hardware, and moving it into software, with the hardware providing a simple IP packet-forwarding service.
This eliminates the obstacles and challenges posed by traditional networks, accelerates and simplifies transport capacity and supports the adoption of a transformative model with the agility demanded by today’s business needs.
Stability, Management, and Governance
The underlying network hardware, no longer subject to manual reconfiguration, becomes more stable and reliable, and IT can finally achieve the operational model of the virtual machine for the entire datacentre. They can now create, snapshot, store, move, delete and restore entire application environments just as they do virtual machines.
With hybrid cloud solutions growing in popularity, organisations are looking to SDN and network virtualisation to help them govern and manage where data sits, and how it is consumed.