SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK
Management of the distribution of communications and
operation of the network as a whole.
The appearance of new technology trends, such as the arrival of cloud services and the increase of connected devices, affect communication networks by demanding higher requirements. So far, the protocols used on networks are defined independently, thereby causing a lack of flexibility and in some cases the use of proprietary protocols has limited network infrastructure equipment from the same manufacturer, creating in this way a strong dependence with the vendor.
The approach known as Software Defined Networking (SDN) provides a flexible and scalable architecture to adapt to the network needs, and thus the network can dynamically react to the resources demanded by applications.
SDN proposes the decoupling of control plane from the data plane, and in this manner the network management is centralized in a controller that will communicate with each of the network devices. This abstraction allows for having an overview of the network topology and make an optimal traffic forwarding to the requests of each moment.
Walhalla Cloud is working on WOTAN ECMC Orchestration Platform which provides the management of an end-to-end Software Defined Network. It can be integrated to any network device and it will allow for taking charge of all the network requirements that you need. From any Walhalla public or private cloud you can take the advantages of managing your whole SDN compatible network at an easy graphic way.