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Software Defined Networking/OpenFlow (SDN) -- Is this the Network of the Future or a Pipe Dream?
HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Data Center Principal Consultant, Jarrod Mills of Accudata Systems, an IT consulting and integration firm providing high-impact infrastructure services and integrated solutions, was invited to facilitate a Podcast on behalf of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) on Thursday, July 17. A CCIE in four areas of practice: Data Center, Security, Route Switch and Service Provider, Mills addressed "Software-Defined Networking/OpenFlow (SDN), Network of the Future or Pipe Dream?" To listen to the podcast in its entirety, click here.
Today, as the IT environment continues to evolve, Software-Defined Networking appears to be the network architecture of the future, according to industry experts like Mills. While conventional networks have been around for decades, proprietary protocols and interoperability issues have plagued network engineers, making this podcast timely as organizations adopt both cloud-based and virtualized technologies to troubleshoot such issues.
"Right now, in order to make changes, you have to go from device to device. With SDN you can move that functionality to a central controller and push changes to every device at the same time, on the fly," Mills said. "In this case, the end users and smaller start-ups are driving the demand. Ultimately, these solutions will allow users to leverage separate overlay networks for critical applications, each with the ability to programmatically re-configure data flows in real-time. Without a doubt, we are excited for what the future will bring."
While the future may be unclear regarding how quickly these technologies will be adopted, the hope is that vendors will fully support and maintain OpenFlow protocols to facilitate interoperability for the end user. One thing is certain with the cloud and virtualization driving technology advancement, SDN and OpenFlow will be integral in the future of operational IT.
For more than 18 years, Mills has been an innovator within the IT industry. To learn more about the experts at Accudata Systems, visit www.accudatasystems.com.
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