While it may seem as though I spend all my time inventing witty vendor snark to post in social media, it doesn’t pay the bills. So I have a day-job as a Sr. Security Architect. But after coming up through the ranks in IT infrastructure, I often consider myself “architect first, security second.” I’m that rare thing, an IT generalist. I actually spend quite a bit of time trying to stay current on all technology and SDN is one of many topics of interest for me. Especially since vendors are now trying to spin it as a security solution.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is still discussed as if it’s the secret sauce of the Internet. This despite Gartner placing it at the bottom of its Networking Hype Cycle due to “SDN fatigue” and the technology’s failure, thus far, to gain much traction in the enterprise.