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Software Defined Networking (SDN)
In One Minute
A non-technical executive guide
Software Defined Networking in 1 minute
How traditional networking… works
 Imagine you have a packet that needs deliverin...
Software Defined Networking in 1 minute
How SDN works
 The courier now has a smartphone with GPS
 The route is constantl...
Software Defined Networking in 1 minute
Getting technical
 The central point, or “Control Plane”, is software
 Tradition...
Benefits?
 Faster networking for big
packets like video
 Cheaper simpler hardware
 Reduced reliance on
hardware configu...
For more information about Software Defined
Networking and other SDx technologies visit
www.logicalis.com
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Software Defined Networking (SDN) in 1 minute

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An executive overview of Software Defined Networking (SDN) in under 1 minute. Get up to speed with this emerging technology and understand just why SDN is the biggest development in networking for a generation.

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) in 1 minute

  1. 1. Software Defined Networking (SDN) In One Minute A non-technical executive guide
  2. 2. Software Defined Networking in 1 minute How traditional networking… works  Imagine you have a packet that needs delivering  You give it to a courier - It’s now in the network  The courier asks directions at different points  If it’s busy he asks for a different route  If the packet is too big, he takes a less crowded route  The people he asks are like routers – they have the knowledge
  3. 3. Software Defined Networking in 1 minute How SDN works  The courier now has a smartphone with GPS  The route is constantly updated and controlled centrally  The control knows the size of the packet and routes it accordingly  It can overlay information such as traffic conditions…  …that dynamically update his route… all from the central point  If his phone packs up, he can still ask the way
  4. 4. Software Defined Networking in 1 minute Getting technical  The central point, or “Control Plane”, is software  Traditionally this is contained on routers along with a “Data Plane”  SDN decouples the “control plane” from the “data plane”  A network administrator no longer needs to hope all the routers are optimally configured along the route for his packet
  5. 5. Benefits?  Faster networking for big packets like video  Cheaper simpler hardware  Reduced reliance on hardware configuration  Reduced dependence on vendors’ equipment product cycles
  6. 6. For more information about Software Defined Networking and other SDx technologies visit www.logicalis.com

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