The future network will be defined by software
The future network will be defined by software, ie, the systems do not depend on specialized hardware to manage networks. Dan Pitt, CEO of Open Networking Foundation (ONF) believes that Software Defined Networking (SND) has the power to the users.
As part of the event Netevents Americas Press & Analyst Summit, which just ended in Miami, USA, attended by Daily You, the theme of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) was the subject of intense debate. Dan Pitt, CEO of Open Networking Foundation (ONF), he began the debate with a speech with the title talker “The SDN Revolution – Emp
owering the People” (The Revolution of SDN – empowering people “).
The issue is controversial, and Pitt invited to reflect on what will happen now that the “old order” comes to an end. “The revolution of SDN leaves power in the hands of network users and those who operate them,” said Dan Pitt, adding that “What you have just succumb is the old network system, and we take time to assimilate the changes and change the culture of networking. It is actually a movement and not just a technology, something like a tsunami. ”
Referring to the history of SDN, the underlying technology and the role of the ONF, described how the OpenFlow has become a standard protocol that drives SDN in the real world. It should be noted that the development of OpenFlow has been a six-year project led by Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley, which is becoming an open standard defined by the ONF. Pitt illustrated his views with specific examples of companies benefiting from OpenFlow, including WAN Gscale Google, which reaches a degree of utilization of 95%. Another example is Genesis Hosting, Chicago, USA, which allows its “tenants” control network “as if they were the owners.” A third example, which explained in detail, was the corporate cloud and virtualization service of NTT Communications.
Dan Pitt presented a striking image of the future, they predicted that operators become and management software companies, in an environment full of new companies developing network applications, which would be sold in stores apps. “We are returning the network to people who use and deploy,” said Pitt, adding that “we are democratizing the web.”
The words of Dan Casey Pitt were seconded by Quillin, chief analyst at Dell’Oro, who referred to the “here and now” SDN. Qilin highlighted the industry’s enthusiasm for the SDN, which is much more than “a new fashion technology” that already leads the industry to adapt OpenFlow with great interest. According to Dell’Oro Group, the change increased by 2.5 billion dollars billing data centers.
The event was attended by accessed, Alcatel-Lucent, BT Global Services, Cisco, ClickSecurity; Dell Oro Group, Enterasys Networks, Extreme Networks, FierceMobileIT, Frost & Sullivan, Fujitsu Network Communications, Huawei Technologies, IDC, Iometrix, MEF; Open Networking Foundation, Overture, Signals Telecom Consulting, Spirent Communications, Telco Systems, TheInfoPro, Tower Cloud, Telco Systems, Verizon Network and Technology, and Vertical Systems Group.