How SDN Will Deliver on the Hybrid Cloud
For the enterprise, the #hybridcloud is the holy grail of data infrastructure. Through a single management interface, operators can create resources in the local data center and in the public cloud and then deploy workloads wherever and however they desire. In practice, however, hybrids are proving to be troublesome at best. #SDN The key issue is the need to maintain performance standards across disparate infrastructure so applications running at home can maintain proper sync with those on third-party clouds. In short, it requires a great deal of network flexibility just to achieve basic functionality across the hybrid cloud. Fortunately, abstract networking offers flexibility in spades. With the proper automation stack in place, a virtual network can shift on a dime to enable the network services required of any given workload, and then shift back when the need has passed.