SDN is redefining the data centre
- SDN enables organisations to get more out of their network infrastructure by building a hybrid data centre with optimum locations for different workloads, and to quickly reconfigure the environment to meet business needs.
- The network is the platform that connects applications and cloud instances. Not including the networking team in data centre planning sessions is a recipe for disaster.
“An enterprise will always need a data centre of some kind so that it can run applications and therefore run the business.”
To understand how the data centre is changing within the enterprise, it’s important to recognise that its essential functions are not changing. Its role is to house applications that run the businesses. An enterprise will always need a data centre of some kind so that it can run applications and therefore run the business. Many organisations seeking more cost-effective alternatives to an on-premises data centre turn to the cloud as a platform for some of their applications. But the cloud is just a
data centre that’s owned by someone else delivering that platform as a service.