The emergence of cloud computing is being driven by a variety of factors, including the ability to pay via a usage-based model without having to overprovision and an improved ability to deploy new applications and services to the end user in response to new business requests. As organizations look to migrate to both public and private cloud models, they are evaluating their current network architecture and finding it poses some limitations. Built for reliability-not-flexibility, networks today lack the agility needed to support the next generation of IT. OpenFlow specifically has emerged as an industry standard to overcome the current limitations on the network.
Join IDC's Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Network experts, Lee Doyle, Cindy Borovick and Rohit Mehra for a webinar on this hot topic.
This IDC Web conference will answer the following questions:
What is the market opportunity for OpenFlow?
Where will SDN (software-defined networks) and OpenFlow find early success?
Who are the OpenFlow "Actors" and what are their motivations?
What places in the network are likely starting points?
What role does network management play in furthering or hindering adoption?
What is the SDN ecosystem that is likely to develop?