Written by Jennifer Lin
Prior to joining Juniper through the acquisition of Contrail Systems, Jennifer was a member of the early team and VP, Product Management at Contrail Systems, where she led the product management and marketing activities.
With the emergence of software defined networks, many enterprises have been enticed to programmatically control network resources. For enterprises that are considering moving to software defined networks, a big hurdle that they face will be the rate of change inherently comes along with rolling out new technology.
Some of the biggest hurdles that folks will have to address in moving to things like SDN is the rate of change. A lot of folks are really looking at how they can use their networks in a different way and a lot more people are accessing the information from networks and trying to programmatically control networks. It's not just people, it's a lot of the application environment.
SDN started a lot with this need to programmatically control network resources and I think that's honestly a pretty big change from the traditional network environment.