Cutting through the hype

7 Apr 2015, BroadcastPRO:
As broadcasting moves into an environment increasingly driven by IT/IP architectures, Software Defined Networking (SDN) has become one of the most over-used phrases of the past year. This is, in part, because it is correctly seen as an important technology related to IP, but also because some broadcast equipment vendors are intent on imposing their own variations of the technology. SDN, however, is a clearly defined concept that is already widely used in the telco world. It’s all about the abstraction and centralization of the network control plane outside the network itself. As the broadcast eco-system becomes more virtual, we find out what software-defined networks really mean to broadcasters. Click to read the full article…

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