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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) - Overview

A new architectural approach to designing, building and managing networks.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a new architectural approach to designing, building, and managing networks. It separates network services and traffic management from the underlying hardware and allows business applications to program the creation and coordination of network services through a centralised control mechanism.

SDN offers significant business benefits such as:

  • Agility – faster rate of innovation and responsiveness. Exposing the value of rich network analytics for big data applications in your business.
  • Network security – improved security, compliance and active defence.
  • Automation – enhanced virtualisation, cloud orchestration and optimised network assets.
  • Lower OPEX – lower operational and capital expenditure.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Future-proof your business

NEC Australia’s comprehensive ICT services, solutions, and products help enterprise and government organisations improve business process and strengthen underlying infrastructure and applications. We use SDN to future-proof your business by providing an open, scalable and flexible foundation.

Five steps to success

We help enterprises and governments understand how and when to migrate to SDN, taking you on the journey towards business transformation. To ensure project success we follow a five-step process:

  • Consult – We start by understanding your business and its challenges.
  • Recommend – Then we identify the technology and solution sets that will best solve those challenges.
  • Design – We tailor the right solution for you, choosing from a broad range of SDN services and products from leading vendors.
  • Deliver – We bring them together seamlessly, drawing on our extensive expertise as a systems integrator and our pioneering heritage with SDN.
  • Manage – We manage your infrastructure, ensuring consistently flawless performance and providing expert support.

Your needs are at the heart of our approach.


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