Secure Network Virtualization and Reduce Operational Costs with Software Defined Network (SDN)

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Modern day enterprise networks have transformed the way we live, work and play and this change seems to be unrelenting. An estimated 8.4 billion linked devices will be connected in 2017, a rise of 31 percent from 2016, and will touch 20.4 billion by 2020, according to Gartner.

Also, a lot has been said about the rapid shift to Cloud computing and network virtualization spurring the growing demand for mobility and social collaboration. So I will dwell on why it’s important to ensure security and support of your network that connects various devices and keeps information and communications flowing.

For decades, organizations have depended on the core network to connect systems and facilitate the flow of information. In this perspective, imagine the challenges with an old and rigid network architecture – it would not only be difficult to scale but will be out of sync with contemporary Software Designed Network (SDN) and software defined data center.

SDN – Scalable, Adaptable, Predictable, Manageable

SDN symbolizes the next generation of network automation and agility. IDC predicts that the worldwide network revenue is expected to grow 3.5% to touch USD 43 billion in 2017. Clearly, this growth will be fuelled by software defined network that is not only seen as an agent for business innovation and agility; but it has evolved as a driver for exploring new opportunities for growth and innovation.

The Indian market is opening up to SDNs. Gartner has reported IT Infrastructure spend in India is expected to reach USD 2.2 billion in 2017, a 1.5 percent rise from 2016. In fact, enterprise networking is the largest segment poised for growth with revenue expected to peak at USD 1.1 billion in 2017.

The dilemma is that most company networks simply weren’t planned for this new business atmosphere. Most networks lack efficiency, are poorly utilized and require a great deal of manual handling that slows new development.

Having a network that is secure, integrated and agile to quickly adjust to rapidly evolving workload demands, flexibly and dynamically is an imperative requirement. And that’s what Proactive’s Software Defined Solutions are all about.

Monitoring Customer Experience and Business Performance

While security is crucial to prevent cyber attacks, protection is also an overriding factor for organizations to automate their networks without compromising customer experience and business performance.

This is where Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (API) distinguishes itself for an integrated approach to leveraging all of the data that flows through the network for gaining visibility that only the network can offer. The Cisco solution will help you automate IT workflows, develop programmable SDN framework, enforce the policy as well as deploy, scale, and move applications flawlessly across multiple hybrid data centers.

As digital services increasingly push business processes, Cloud technology is shaping to be a fundamental factor to the IT services offerings. To address this, Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) helps you to more safely deploy and manage applications in data center, private Cloud, and public cloud environments.

Building, Deploying, and Scaling

When it comes to planning, building, deploying and scaling, Proactive is uniquely poised with our Network Virtualization and Automation solutions to help you to change through innovation.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, we work with you to know your business objectives. Then we put together a roadmap with a detailed plan to get you there.

Our team of Cisco specialists help you to confidently plan, deploy, and scale your new, protected and automated network. Leverage the expertise of a Proactive SDN expert who recognizes and understands the complexities of your multi-vendor network.

Recognized as Tier 1 Associate for Cisco SDN technology, we’re with you at every step of your software defined network – from preparedness assessment and designs to automation tools our solution includes Cisco Nexus switch, data center switches and application on routers to digitize your services delivery and support multi-vendor products.

Having executed some of the most complex projects, it is a matter of great pride that Proactive has been awarded Customer Satisfaction honour from Cisco year on year resulting in the bulk of our business coming from repeat contracts.

If you or your organization is looking for expert advice on getting started with SDN, get in touch, we’d be eager to help.