August 01, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine // 4 Years, 10 Trends
Lagging somewhat behind the arrival of on-demand software in the enterprise, the virtualized network is the missing piece needed for a truly virtual data center. A software-defined network, or virtual network, increases agility in the data center by separating the software from the underlying hardware. You are able to manage the entire network without being restricted by individual application silos. This allows you to more efficiently direct network traffic based on the user, application, geographic load, and other factors.