Demystifying Software-Defined Data and Networking Moving towards the future

| December 1, 2019

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Without a doubt, there’s been a lot of hype about software-defined networking. However, trying to understand what software-defined networking is and quantify its true benefits often remains murky. What exactly is software-defined networking (SDN) or alternatively, software-defined data and networking (SDDN)? If you find yourself wondering exactly what is meant by these terms and exactly how implementing SDDN could help your business, you’re not alone.

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