Abstracting the Network - NFD8

Going into Networking Field Day 8 (NFD8) I really didn’t have a solid view or opinion about SDN, Network Virtualization (NV) and all the talk about controllers, VxLAN, etc... I had mixed feeling on how as a network engineer my day-to-day job would change.  Leaving NFD, I have to say, I'm pretty excited to see where networking is going.

What impressed me was how these solutions actually simplified the network instead of driving complexity.  Even though each vendor has their own spin on SDN there was one common theme I heard from each company, network abstraction.

NOTE: I will keep this as simple as possible to give everyone my view of the technology. Future post will go into more detail of the vendors products. As always I value feedback and discussion as this is a subject Im just starting to get familiar with.