In a Government Computer News article on government agencies experimenting with Software Defined Networking, writer John Moore interviewed several experts from federal agencies, including ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga,
Moore writes “Science-minded government agencies and universities are exploring software-defined networking (SDN), an emerging field of technology research that seeks to liberate networking from its traditional hardware orientation.
“SDN could dramatically change the way governments deploy communications systems, say computer science researchers, who see networks lagging behind servers and storage when it comes to management control and other benefits of virtualization.
“Now agencies looking to upgrade their networks may have real opportunities to do so, given recent developments in using SDN to program and virtualize enterprise networks, experts say.”
Read the article at: http://gcn.com/Articles/2014/03/17/Software-defined-networks.aspx?Page=1
ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga