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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 17 2014, @08:04AM   Printer-friendly
from the series-of-tubes dept.

evilviper writes:

"According to industry analysts, the reduced sales of traditional switching/routing heavyweights, during this traditionally active time, is due to widespread corporate investments and trials of software defined networking (SDN) equipment, which promises to improve routing efficiency, network management, and dramatically reduce hardware costs. Industry heavyweights like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and others are already heavily invested in OpenFlow and SDN, but it seems to be taking hold on a much wider scale, and not just in ultra-massive data centers."

 
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  • (Score: 1) by mvar on Tuesday March 18 2014, @07:19PM

    by mvar (2539) on Tuesday March 18 2014, @07:19PM (#18212)

    I'm not familiar with mellanox hardware, i'll have to check it out. I was asking more for an actual example, but the links you provided will do. I have no doubt that SDN is here to stay,my problem lies with the way it is being pushed down our throats as the next big thing while the exact "nuts and bolts" of it remain a mystery for the vast majority of network professionals. Same thing happened with the "cloud" - last time i visited the openstack homepage it was a shitstorm of buzzwords and you'd have to dig for hours in order to find some technical document. As the article i posted says:

    We have trivialized SDN into being trivial. In an effort to make SDN news, to get URL clicks for publications and PR mentions for vendors, we’ve left every complicated issue out of our processes. We don’t write or talk about them, or even develop them. No application segmentation. No next-gen operations and automation. No new network services—we just use SDN to produce the same Level 2/3 services we had before it ever came along.