There are many reasons to be hopeful about the potential for software-defined networking to transform the data center in positive ways. Cameron Laird has mentioned: The basic premise of SDN is that commoditized hardware, when properly configured, routes packets equally quickly, more cheaply, and far more flexibly. Google’s senior vice president, Urs Hölzle, already this year called SDN “the most significant change in networking in the entire lifetime of Google. But what should CIO’s keep in mind before adoption?
SDN aims to bring similar benefits to the network. CIOs that have yet to investigate the potential for SDN should keep five facts in mind..