SDN’s impact is profoundly changing the way users operate their networks. Databases and distributed systems can now participate in networking, and workloads can be segmented for scale, participants at the 2016 Open Networking Summit said here this week. Network management is simplified, and application interactions are more intuitive and network-aware.
Despite the progress to date in SDN, there’s more to come, the panelists agreed. Applications will take on more of the network configuration duties through policy, while SDN technologies will become thinner and lighter, and offer more variety in the way they abstract the physical infrastructure.
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