Alex Henthorn-Iwane

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Software-defined networks are all the rage these days - and why not? They offer the promised benefit of making networks far more agile and responsive to dynamically changing application requirements. Consequently, in theory, the entire networking-computing-storage-applications ecosystem of IT and telecom will dance nimbly to the contrapuntal rhythms of the top and bottom line. And let's not forget that there will be big-time winners and losers in the networking technology industry, making not only a fascinating business issue, but something of a blood sport as well, and who doesn't like to watch competitors bash each other silly? Amid all the hype and hyperbole, there remains plenty of gritty detail in building, deploying, and maintaining networks, software-defined or not. One immensely important detail is making sure all this new-fangled networking will work, and ... (more)