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The IBM SDN for Virtual Environments family provides a common, unified SDN architecture that brings together the benefits of network virtualization and a programmable network fabric via OpenFlow. From a single management console clients will be able to deploy large fabrics, program OpenFlow devices and build integrated overlay networks across hypervisors.

The SDN VE architecture is:

SDN is an integral component of a Software Defined Environment (SDE) and plays a critical role in enabling organizations to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible. SDE optimizes your compute, storage and networking infrastructure so it can adapt to the type of work required.

Compute, Networks, Management, Storage

SDN-VE PLATFORM SDNapp NetworkVirtualization OpenFlow Networks

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The emergence of SDN

IDC’s Whitepaper examines factors behind the rise of SDN, how SDN fits into SDE and some of the enterprise challenges solved by SDN.

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