GCN: Keeping Pace with SDN Means Embracing its Benefits
Posted by Force 3 | May 8, 2017
With the introduction of any new networking technology, two things are inevitable: First comes the hype, with organizations everywhere discussing whether to invest in it. Second is the panic — particularly among the professionals tasked with implementing and adopting it. What does it mean for their jobs? Will it create more work? Or, worse still, will it render their roles obsolete?
Software-defined networking is prompting the same kinds of discussions. With its promises of cost savings, flexibility, speed and efficiency, SDN can potentially absorb an abundance of daily tasks that many network engineers — for better or worse — have come to view as defining aspects of their roles. Meanwhile, it also comes with a learning curve, requiring engineers to embrace a new approach to networking as a whole.
While these are natural and logical concerns, they shouldn’t (and likely will not) dictate how or whether organizations embrace SDN. With SDN adoption continuing to accelerate, network engineers must keep pace with it. But how?
In this article for GCN, Force 3’s vice president of client solutions Jason Parry discusses how organizations can embrace and adopt SDN — and use it to solve problems and foster success.
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