Logicalis Group has launched an initiative to address the growing issue of Software Defined Networks (SDN).
It has created a dedicated international SDN team, comprised of 100 of its service and technical specialists, drawn from its 2300 professionals across 24 countries.
The firm claims the team will have the expertise and insight required to explore, analyse and report on the operational benefits and challenges of SDN, and ensure its customers have access to practical and relevant advice on this growing technology area.
Initially the SDN team will concentrate on three areas: service provider networks, cloud solutions and services and government communications networks.
Chris Gabriel, chief technology officer at Logicalis Group, said: “When our technical and service delivery teams scan the horizon for technologies with the greatest potential impact on enterprise IT departments and a range of service providers, SDN now comes at the top of our list. Why? We think SDN has the potential to be more than simply a new way of controlling network resources. It can be a game changer, enabling service providers to develop a new range of service offerings, and allowing government and enterprise IT departments to think and act more like service providers to their own internal customers.
“SDN could create a step change in service provisioning but, as with all emerging technologies, where the market hype precedes real solutions delivery, our role and commitment to our customers is to explore and explain the long-term tangible benefits and adoption challenges, and translate the potential into a definable reality that our customers can derive value from,” he said.
Tim Wadey, managed services director at Logicalis UK, added: "Control and security are two critical facets in government communications networking that have taken priority ahead of service agility and service flexibility.
"Government agencies are at the forefront of a new digital generation of both employees and citizens who think 'digitally first', and SDN could address many of the challenges faced by agencies that need to keep all resources under control, but, apply them effectively and more quickly to new digital services. Logicalis UK is applying progressive thinking to how we can allow government to govern in the most effective way possible, while matching digital need with fast and collaborative digital delivery."
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