The ideal network can automatically respond and self-remediate during certain conditions, this is the goal for Software-Defined Networks or SDN, a better more reliable next-generation network.
Unlike the legacy network infrastructure appliances (routers, switches, etc.), the SDN-appliance "Control Plane" is separated from the physical hardware or "Data Plane". The SDN-appliance is controlled externally by a central controller/orchestrator or brain for the network, that can communicate and command the rest of the network
A “Software Defined Network” benefits both your outside WAN network and your inside LAN network. Thus Software-Defined Network encompass both a:
1. Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
2. Software-Defined LAN (SD-LAN)
The Benefits of a Software Defined Network or SDN is network Agility, Efficiency, Simplified Management, Monitoring and Control resulting in increased Data Reliability and less IT Staff attention.
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