Has software defined networking finally come of age?
(c)iStock.com/loops7Can VMware's NSX finally fulfil the promise of SDN?
The first time I heard the acronym SDN was more than 10 years ago. At that time SDN was the cool way of saying “once the networking guys have racked, stacked and wired the switching and routing components we can install tools on a server and configure them through those tools from the comfort of the NOC”.
This was much more than just standard monitoring and management; we could setup whole networks and change them around, in...