Why CIOs Should Care About Software Defined Networking
At the Open Networking Users Group meeting this past October, CIOs and Chief Network Architects from large corporations discussed their Software Defined Networking plans, obstacles, requirements and experiences. One of the loud-and-clear messages was that business unit managers are demanding self-service IT provisioning. For CIOs to deliver on this demand, networks need to be part of the auto provisioning process of compute and storage. Networks are holding back CIOs’ ability to deploy new applications and business process automation since network configuration time is still measured in weeks rather than the minutes it takes to configure compute and storage. Charles Ferland, IBM’s SDN Global Sales & Business Development Manager joins me to talk about the impact that Software Defined Networking will have on Business Process from a CIO perspective.
Duration: 14 minutes 41 seconds