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The Point of Software Defined Networking

Carole Warner Reece of Chesapeake Netcraftsmen writes:

I’ve been thinking about many of the topics that were discussed in the recent  Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Symposium  and Networking Field Day (NFD6) meetings I attended last month.

What really stands out for me is that the use case for Software Defined Networking (SDN) is extremely compelling — simplistically stated, SDN is the ability to simplify network operation through automation. But that is not the complete story — SDN provides an opportunity to make the network more transparent, applications more visible, and business requirements more integrated.

I like the questions that Carole is asking about SDN and what she’s seen in the Software Defined Data Center Symposium and Networking Field Day 6 that helps her answer those questions.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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