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Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Software-Defined Networking is new approach to networking that unbundles the traditional device-bound, vertically integrated network stack to give you greater network automation, architectural flexibility, and programmability for policy-driven control and self-service innovation.

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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) offers a way to achieve the network agility required by increasingly dynamic environments. SDN proposes to disaggregate traditional, vertically integrated networking stacks to improve manageability, network service velocity and customize network operations for specialized environments.

In order for SDN to deliver on its full promise, it must be enabled by open networking technology that can be easily integrated with current infrastructures. SDN has potential use cases and benefits for almost every part of the network, so it is important to have SDN-enabled or SDN-ready infrastructure at all points, with the ability to scale to real-world applications.

An early supporter of SDN initiatives, such as OpenFlow and OpenDaylight, Brocade is helping organizations realize the promise of open SDN through tested, carrier-grade products that support collaborative development and self-service innovation.


Software-Defined Networking Resources

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Brocade supports Network Functions Virtualization with a comprehensive portfolio of software-based networking solutions that enable service providers to support diverse deployment models and network services at scale.

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Intel and brocade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Solution Helps Service Providers Gain a Competitive Edge

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SDN introduces new opportunities to centralize network services more rapidly, but also new forms of complexity. Brocade VCS Fabric technology provides unique automation capabilities and resilience in the physical fabric, as well as integration and hardware support for leading SDN solutions.

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Software-based networking is the most effective way to deploy critical networking tasks while meeting the fundamental business requirements of a cloud.

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Software-based networking solutions that are optimized for virtual environments promise sophisticated, multitiered networks within and between virtual environments. This white paper examines the use of network segmentation in highly virtualized environments.

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Dynamic orchestration and provisioning of campus network resources using Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

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In the rush to implement virtualization, many IT managers are leaving their network vulnerable to attack, needlessly complicating their disaster recovery plan, and double-spending on network infrastructure.