Not long ago, hardware was king of the network. All data traffic was collected, managed and stored by various network components – which in turn fed information across an organization’s IT infrastructure. But times are changing in the networking industry – and today is all about software. Taking the lead in network performance, software now enables enterprises to control all traffic and routing. Essentially, the roles have been reversed.
The new software control model allows network engineers to quickly respond to changing business needs by shaping traffic through a centralized console. This software-based approach ensures network resources are defined and administered without ever touching individual components. Services are produced anywhere across the network – regardless of hardware device.