Shirish Phatak

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Is the Enterprise Ready for SDN, and What Does It Mean for Business File Sharing? SDN, or software-defined networking, caught on fast among cloud service providers and hyperscale data centers, but enterprises have been slow to embrace these products. SDN does have the potential to provide a more flexible and scalable network, but there are still some issues to iron out before SDN becomes widely accepted among enterprises. In order to be accepted and utilized SDN vendors will need to not only prove their benefits outweigh their risks and disadvantages to the CIO and network administrator, they will also have to overcome considerable obstacles in terms of the cost and difficulty of implementation to the senior-level executives. This is no easy feat. This article looks at a few of the obstacles SDN will need to hurdle before gaining mass acceptance among enterprises. ... (more)