The simplest way to describe Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is to call it ‘an approach to networking in which control is decoupled from hardware, and given to a software application called a controller’. However, there is a lot more to it than that.

SDN, like most fields of technical advancement, has quickly developed its own terminology. It has generated a lot of interest and excitement, and therefore much has been written about it, including a huge amount of information about OpenFlow, network virtualization, control plane separation, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and more.

This white paper discusses SDN—how and why it has emerged, and what effects it will have on Enterprise networking in the future. Download our detailed white paper below.

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