Cisco: Software Defined Networking and the Cisco and IBM Partnership
IT organizations are constantly looking for ways to streamline operations, take advantage of new capabilities, and adopt technologies that can reduce IT lead-time thus improving service to the business. Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud and virtualization capabilities as a part of overall data center transformation. Increase utilization, Reduce costs, Automate the data center. These are all strategic activities that companies are embarking on to remain competitive in their Industry. Software Defined Networking (SDN) provides core capabilities that enhance hybrid cloud and virtualization solutions.
A good SDN converges the management of network and application services into a centralized, consolidated solution that automates provisioning and configuration of the entire network. It is not enough to just centralize management but leave the complextites of a legacy network in place. The language of the network must be transformed to enable centralized IT policies that deliver a modern infrastructure that can deploy new applications and services in a matter of minutes verses days or weeks that were previously required. Simplicity and faster time to value; reduced operating expenses; easy scalability; and enhanced security. The benefits are real and Cisco’s SDN solution, Application Centeric Infrastructure ,provides them. Cisco customers are seeing application deployment time reduced by over 85% and boosting the efficiency of network operations staff by over 75%.
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