Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to networking that separates the control plane from the data plane. The control plane is responsible for managing the network, while the data plane is responsible for forwarding traffic. This separation allows for more flexible and programmable network management, making it easier to adapt to changing network requirements and optimize traffic flow.
SDN is often used to improve network efficiency, scalability, and automation in data centers and large-scale networks. It is also required for any NaaS (Network as a Service) solution.
InsidePacket’s NaaS solution is built on SDN principles. This means that all networking functions are virtualized and controlled by a software controller. The controller uses APIs to communicate with the underlying hardware, which allows for dynamic and efficient network management.
For example, the InsidePacket controller can be used to create virtual networks, assign policies, and monitor traffic. It can also be used to automatically optimize the network for different workloads.
By using SDN, InsidePacket can deliver a NaaS solution that is scalable, flexible, and easy to manage. This makes it a good choice for businesses of all sizes that need to improve their network performance and agility.