SDN and the impact on Network Management

| By Rajavel Subramanian
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Over the last several months, we have been watching the developments related to the latest buzzword in networking, Software-defined Networking or SDN in short, with great interest. Though at a relatively early stage of adoption and with major networking vendors just starting to define their strategy around SDN, it promises to be potentially the most disruptive development the field of networking has seen in a long time. While the need for network virtualization in datacenters of major cloud providers has, in a way, driven this innovation in networking, it has become increasingly obvious how service providers and enterprise networks can benefit from SDN. It’s a given, that it is only a matter of time bef…