Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a network architecture that decouples the control plane from the data plane, allowing network administrators to control, change and manage network behaviour dynamically using open interfaces (e.g. OpenFlow), and allows the abstraction of lower-level functionality.

First demonstrated in the mid-1990s, SDN has only recently been made available as a commercially-available production solution, mainly because of the wide adoption of desktop, server and network virtualisation. A disruptive technology, it will change the way networks are designed and built.

  • VMware – SDN

    by VMware

    VMware provides cloud and virtualisation software and services, and is the leading virtualisation vendor in the industry.┬áIP Performance are leveraging their expertise in networking and security by specialising in Network Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking (SDN), enabling Software Defined Data Centres (SDDC) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), through VMware NSX technology. Many of IP Performance’s vendor partners offer their products as virtual instances, so our strategic partnership with VMware is critical.

  • Juniper Networks – SDN

    by Juniper Networks

    Juniper Networks are relied upon by service providers, enterprises, governments, and research and education institutions worldwide to deliver products for building networks tailored to the individual needs of their users, services and applications.

    Juniper’s approach to software-defined networking allows organisations to evolve an open, agile, and elastic infrastructure.

    Juniper’s SDN networks are the ideal platform for service providers to realise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). On this platform, one can dynamically create agile services that adjust configurations over a common resource pool, customise service combinations and chaining through policy automation, and greatly reduce operational complexities, risks, and time to revenue.

  • Throughout our business dealings with IP Performance, their expertise, professionalism and “can do” attitude continue to ensure we have the systems we need, when we need them.

    Matt Williams - IT Business Delivery Manager,
    UK Bus, FirstGroup PLC