Software Defined Networking (SDN)

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Transformation Through Innovation

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is enabling organizations to accelerate application deployment and delivery, dramatically reducing IT costs through policy-enabled workflow automation. SDN technology enables cloud architectures by delivering automated, on-demand application delivery and mobility at scale. SDN enhances the benefits of data center virtualization, increasing resource flexibility and utilization and reducing infrastructure costs and overhead.

SDN accomplishes these business objectives by converging the management of network and application services into centralized, extensible orchestration platforms that can automate the provisioning and configuration of the entire infrastructure. Common centralized IT policies bring together disparate IT groups and workflows. The result is a modern infrastructure that can deliver new applications and services in minutes, rather than days or weeks required in the past.

SDN delivers speed and agility when deploying new applications and business services. Flexibility, policy, and programmability are the hallmarks of Cisco's SDN solutions, with a platform capable of handling the most demanding networking needs of today and tomorrow.

Enterprises, Are You Looking to Control Expenses While Innovating?

Enterprises, Are You Looking to Control Expenses While Innovating?

Imagine if you could deliver stronger security, faster time to service, reduced operational overhead, and faster IT innovation. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) offers an unmatched portfolio of IT solutions, together with leading IT technology partners, that addresses that needs through SDN capabilities, open APIs, IT orchestration tools, and greater automation.

Service Providers, Are You Seeking Services Infrastructure Solutions?

Service Providers, Are You Seeking Services Infrastructure Solutions?

Imagine if you had a platform that could help you transform your business, plus accelerate time to revenue while reducing operational costs and deploying new services at web speed. The Cisco Evolved Services Platform addresses these needs.

It uses Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, open APIs, and advanced orchestration capabilities to create a flexible and modular services platform. The Cisco Evolved Programmable Network is a companion platform comprising the physical and virtual infrastructure service-delivery capabilities that you can use to accelerate the deployment of innovative new services.

Greater Success with Cisco Services

Greater Success with Cisco Services

When considering SDN, it's important to define your desired business outcomes and plan each stage of the journey. Then you'll want to know how to accelerate the benefits of SDN while mitigating the risks.

With more than 50 million devices, 30 years of experience, and 6 million customer interactions each year, we offer a full range of professional, solution, and product support services. We can help you achieve agile, fast IT. Aligned to your business needs. With lower costs. And more innovation.

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