Five reasons why your business needs software-defined networking
Published: Jun 22, 2018
Author: Mark Hollman
1. Innovation is stalling due to lack of network scalability
Our latest research found that almost one in two organizations (49%) cite the need to scale network functionality as a leading business trigger for SDN adoption, ahead of any other catalyst identified. This statistic is far from surprising – our clients need a network that is agile enough to support the business as every function attempts to respond more quickly to changing market conditions.
And this challenge is sector agnostic: in almost every industry imaginable, businesses are attempting to support an ever-increasing number of applications and devices as they add new features to their products and services. Very often, network capacity and complexity stands in the way of this imperative – at the least, delaying enterprises’ ability to innovate.
SDN provides a potential solution to this problem. It offers a means to manage network functionality from the centre, implementing changes to applications across multiple devices from a single point, rather than device-by-device. This hugely decreases the time required to flex, pivot and expand as the organization’s requirements evolve.