1How Software-Defined Networking Is Helping Modernize Data Centers
As an increasing number of enterprises upgrade their data centers with the latest software and infrastructure, they are looking at technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) services to move and protect data. At the same time, organizations increasingly are relying on cloud services for hosting mission-critical workloads. Companies adopting a cloud-first approach also must upgrade their networks, which is strategic to harnessing the power of the cloud. In this eWEEK slide show, Verizon Executive Director of Network & Virtual Solutions Victoria Lonker explains how a network upgrade can reap long-term benefits using SDN.
2Keep Up with Business Velocity
Software-defined networking enables enterprises to keep up with the changing nature of their businesses and be more responsive to users, customers and market opportunities. A primary driver for implementing SDN technology is to reduce the network complexity caused by the increased movement of apps across mobile and cloud platforms.
3Virtualize the Network
4Scale Up or Down Automatically
5Plan SDN and Cloud Migration Carefully
6Harness the Power of Predictive Analytics
7Enable More Sophisticated Network Defenses
8SDN Helps to Boost Network Perimeter Security
9Contain Costs Through Selective Cloud Connectivity
10Enable Centralized Management
Centralized management allows more agile operations and execution, which helps control costs. Full end-to-end service automation also enables network resources provisioning, reduces error and improves service levels, and uses APIs to deliver seamless, near real-time management of the network functions and traffic.
11Deliver More Sophisticated Network Features
Transforming the network provides enterprises access to a more sophisticated network feature set and service experience that helps improve operational efficiency by implementing functionality at top speed.