How is SDN and Computing Working Hand in Hand?
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How is SDN and Computing Working Hand in Hand?

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, November 15, 2019

Software-defined network (SDN) and cloud computing function in perfect harmony with each other, which enable new visibility and control of networks.

FREMONT, CA: Software-defined networks have been there for years now, but their role in the cloud is now being recognized. SDN allows network changes to be made via software code rather than one-off scripts and hardware, without having to reconfigure each hardware device. These networks can be programmed via software, they are agile and changeable, more flexible, and they go well with cloud architecture. Hence SDN has emerged to be integral to the cloud-based IT infrastructure.

SDN had evolved to be more valuable when there was a possibility to integrate that architecture easily with a cloud-based environment. In the present day, SDN architecture can help better understand the operating cloud environment. This unleashes new types of flexibility, innovation, and speed as SDN allows bigger automaton of network functionality, and they can speed up network provisioning and reduce human error.

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SDN is Cloud Evolved

In today's world, SDN is aware of public clouds, like Amazon Web Services (AWS). The IT managers have the opportunity to take Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) from a mainstream data center to the public cloud. This means that from one console and one view, SDN network managers can manage their private cloud-based SDN and a Public Cloud-based SDN simultaneously.

The Future of SDN

The future of cloud computing and SDN has three aspects to it.

• Integration between cloud and SDNs keeps on deepening: Because the cloud providers have an interest in others to use their platform, the deeper they enter into the infrastructure, the platform becomes more integrated into the enterprise. This relationship between SDN and cloud computing also has the potential for better security and provides safety against outages.

• Unified network management and monitoring: It is a general practice to use one dashboard to monitor events carried out in the public cloud and another dashboard for the on-premises systems and network. Since the genesis of the integration between pubic cloud and on-premise networks, there is a high possibility that the third party will provide integrated network monitoring and analytics.

• Machine learning: Machine learning has become a game-changer when it comes to dealing with systems that transform an excellent deal and learning.

As machine learning and AI is maturing with time, self-healing, self-monitoring, and self-repairing capabilities are also evolving together.

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