Software-Defined Networking In Two Minutes Over the last couple of months, I have been discussing Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with data center professionals around the world. It seems that many people are still trying to figure out what SDN is really all about and how it will impact their business. With that in mind, I thought a two-minute introduction to SDN would be helpful to a lot of folks. (Image Source: Shutterstock) What is Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? In contrast to traditional networking equipment, SDN decouples the logic that makes decisions about where the traffic is sent from the underlying system that
Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out and In “The Network is the Computer.” – John Gage, former Chief Researcher and Vice President at Sun Microsystems. The above statement was adopted as the company tagline by the networking giant that recently merged with Oracle. However, perhaps this phrase is truer than ever before today due to the rise of cloud computing. Indeed, the Network has assumed extraordinary importance in the Age of the Cloud. Whatever be the functionality of the servers that power the Cloud, without a robust network they are just disparate components that can never function as one. To
Tips To Lessen Cloud Security Fears Simply because cloud computing is relatively new, it is still plagued with unfounded fears and doubts, the most prevalent of which is that of security. The truth is that it is just as safe as traditional networking technology, and sadly carries most of its vulnerabilities as well. But this just proves that it can be trusted in terms of security just as much as any technology we are using now. Granting, cloud computing is for the most part, just a new way of applying current technology. To foster its adaption, we the proponents of cloud computing should try
Traditional Networks Vs The Cloud The Question We all know that cloud computing is the next frontier in business computing and service delivery, but what really differentiates it from the traditional networks and hosting? Cloud computing does not really use new technology, in fact it uses the same technology as in traditional networking. So how is it so ground-breakingly different than the old way? Let us explore that comparison. The main difference in cloud computing and traditional networking or hosting is the execution, and in one word that is “virtualization”. Virtualization allows for massive scalability, giving clients virtually unlimited resources.