This white paper presents a software-defined networks (SDN) application that coordinates and orchestrates rich cloud-based services across both the WAN and data center. It also highlights the perspectives of enterprise-users, data center operators and network operators.
SDN has gained considerable momentum and traction in the data center environment in a short timeframe. The infrastructure has been virtualized (network, compute, storage) and applications and services can be scaled, moved and managed dynamically based on users’ needs and demands. The initiative to evolve data center network infra-structure toward this software-defined paradigm is being led by innovative companies like Arista Networks.