Excellent thoughts on SDN.
A week after attending ONS I have been reading a lot of analysis of SDN. My general conclusion is most people are missing the point. This is not about separating the control plane from the data plane. Despite what socks said, asking the question what problem is SDN trying to solve is not the point of SDN.
I generally viewed ONS as a creativity fail. Why? Change does not come from the company who controls 75% of the market and the seven dwarfs. If you listen to almost all of the incumbent vendors who spoke at ONS they are all wrapped around the axle about state, hybrid networks, software defined interfaces, overlays, decentralized versus centralized control; all of which are issues the legacy suppliers care about. I saw of number of investment management people at ONS and nearly all of them said they were there to see if CSCO was…
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