With the ability to create virtual networks quickly and efficiently rather than programming network-connected hardware on an individual basis software defined networks (SDN) appear to be the time-and-resource saving solution that overwhelmed IT managers have been looking for.
However, there's a difference between the theory behind an IT advance and the actual experience of deploying and using it.
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We talked to several SDN pioneers to find out how their early forays into SDN are faring and to share what they've learned.