Everyone seems to believe that Software Defined Networks (SDN) is the future. They know it’s coming… whatever it is and whenever it gets here, but don’t really know what to do about it.
We talked to hundreds of attendees at the Open Network Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara and the Aruba Airheads Developers Conference in Las Vegas over the past two weeks about our SDN strategy. Most were familiar with the general concepts of SDN and knew what it is, at least in concept. Some had ideas about what they might do with it… some day. Few had specific plans to implement SDN or had even done any work with SDN yet.
What we learned was that Brocade is helping customers on the road to SDN with OpenFlow 1.3 and Hybrid SDN implementation to make the transition smoother.