Software-Defined Networking

Software-Defined Networking

The Transport Network You Always Imagined

Get the Most out of Your Network

Most networks today are intentionally provisioned at only 30-40% capacity. Wouldn’t you like to capture the additional 60-70% with no additional major infrastructure investments? By extending software-defined networking (SDN) to the transport layer, you can. SDN is revolutionizing networking, allowing switches to be virtualized along with storage and compute resources. And now transport resources are joining the fun. Virtualization allows all resources to be dynamically allocated under the supervision of a centralized control system.

Extending SDN to transport can more than double your network utilization.

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The Bandwidth You Need, When You Need It

Why provision your transport networks for peak traffic if that traffic only exists for a few moments a day? Doesn’t it make more sense to schedule resources to fit demand cycles? With transport SDN, new links can be brought up and torn down again in less than a minute. What used to take weeks can now be done with the push of a button. This flexibility results in less over-provisioning and more bang for your buck.

Go with the Flow

Stop fighting the tides of bandwidth demand and surf the waves instead. The majority of today’s traffic consists of higher layer flows of packets such as over-the-top media. A single new Netflix release can bring an unprepared network to its knees. The solution? Centralized orchestration of all resources to optimize end-to-end, multi-layer data flows. Something only possible with transport SDN. Remember, extending SDN to the transport layer can more than double your network utilization.

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