Live Webinar: The Software Matters in Open Networking

A Guide to Next-Generation SDN

A contributor to the software-defined networking (SDN) confusion is networking vendors use the term liberally. Sorting through the open networking and SDN maze and determining if SDN is right for your enterprise is the goal of Storage Switzerland’s next webinar “The Software Matters in Open Networking”. Open Networking and SDN innovator, Pluribus Networks joins Storage Switzerland as we help IT understand Open Networking, how SDN has evolved and how to best implement and leverage it now.

Pre-register before November 9th and receive an exclusive copy of Storage Switzerland’s newest eBook “Virtualizing and Automating the Network – A Guide to White Box Switches, Network Operating Systems and Software-Defined Networking.”

The initial design goal of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) was to separate the control plane and the data plane to enable using lower cost networking devices and the edge, while centralizing the control plane to enable greater network programmability. However, when it came to implementation, this approach creates significant operational challenges that has fundamentally inhibited the broad adoption of SDN.

SDN is a game changer, but at the same time SDN has become a confusing topic for IT to get its arms around because of the liberal use of the SDN acronym. A common mistake is to confuse Open Networking and SDN. Open Networking is about using white box switches from a variety of hardware vendors with an independent network operating system to enable the actual network functionality and features.

Join Storage Switzerland and Pluribus Networks on November 13th at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT as we unravel the differences between open networking and SDN. We will also explore how SDN has evolved and what is now possible with a new generation of SDN architectures to help you determine if now is the right time to consider SDN for your enterprise.

Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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