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Why Are Data Center Decision Makers Moving to SDN?

Software Defined Networking (SDN) extends the basic concept behind server virtualization to networking. A Brocade study found that SDN is currently being implemented across 19 percent of the survey base of 1,750 IT decision makers.

As to why IT decision makers are considering moving to SDN, there are a number of perceived benefits. 42 percent of respondents indicated that SDN would lead to increased productivity, and 40 percent said it could lead to better access to real-time information. Improved uptime/availability was cited as a benefit by 38 percent of respondents. 30 percent identified increased service delivery as a benefit.

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Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.