Software Defined Networks
By: Thierry Couture, Consulting Systems Architect
There is currently a lot of buzz around OpenFlow and Software Defined Networks (SDN) in the industry. It would be a mistake to think that these are one and the same. The reality is that the current market conversation has loose semantics mixed in with hyperbole and hearsay that hide the simplicity of SDN behind terms like Openstack, Virtual Overlays, Network Function Virtualization, Orchestration, etc. This session will explain the origins of SDN, establish a basic terminology for SDN concepts, and offer a framework to both understand these trends and distill the applicability of SDN through a use case lens.