Why is SDN needed?

Discussion created by emalone Employee on May 11, 2017
Latest reply on May 28, 2018 by sumitkum


SDN is a network from architecture on the concept of separating management and control of a network from its physical hardware. 

Learn more about SDN. 

Here is another explanation of SDN:



This is a great description for SDN, but what does it mean to you and how do you use the technique in your role in Network Engineering and Operations. Here are few suggested questions to kick-start the conversation, but we invite you share what it means to you, share feedback, and even ask questions. 


  • Why is SDN needed?
  • What do you think the greatest advantage of SDN is to your organization?
  • How would you explain SDN to someone with no knowledge of technology?
  • Where do you think SDN is heading in the future?
  • How can we better support you on this topic and technique?