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Posted On: 25 August 2013 02:20 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Will Qatar adopt Software Defined Networking Soon?

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Although software-defined networking (SDN) emerged a few years ago in response to the challenges of the rigidity of physical networks and manual operations, its adoption in Qatar remains gradual, according to a networking solutions firm. Early adopters of SDN in the country are currently investigating a wide range of applications and use cases. These include network visualization, large-scale data center infrastructure management, traffic engineering, and WAN flow management, Brocade Communications said in a press release. International Data Cooperation (IDC) reports that globally SDN currently accounts for around $360m in annual business in a $30bn networking industry. This is expected to grow significantly in future. Nimer Ghazal, country manager Qatar at Brocade Communications, says that SDN is actually fairly simple, but the preparation to be able to deploy SDN needs to start now. SDN is a way of approaching the management and utilization of the network differently, enabling customers to fully utilise the power of virtualiszation of hardware and software effectively across the infrastructure. “However, it is not, despite the hype, a replacement of the physical infrastructure, and unfortunately if the physical infrastructure is still a three-tier, legacy affair, with redundancy and resilience issues, any investment in SDN will reap little real reward, the company claims,” Brocade said in its release. Source:Qatar Chronicle