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Navigating towards software defined networking

Capability management for clouds

High-altitude snap from Dave Akerman's Cloud 7 payload

If you're implementing a private or a hybrid cloud, then your network fabric needs a refit. You've virtualised your servers - but even in a mostly static environment, traffic patterns have changed. Add the flexibility of a dynamic IT infrastructure, and you need a network that can reconfigure instantly as loads move.

In this environment, software defined networking makes sense. But the road to a more open and capable management layer is a long one that will be hard to travel. That is why we organised a Regcast as a sort of televisual satnav. Acting as your guides for this journey-based metaphor which, like your network fabric, is getting a bit haphazard and overstretched, will be Freeform Dynamics' Andy Buss,HP's Eugene Berger and Trevor Kelly. The Reg's Tim Phillips will be signposting the, um, signposts.

Join us for our discussion on February 15 at 11:00 GMT , and ask the questions on your mind. It will help you to navigate the way to your destination without taking too many wrong… you get the idea by now. Sign up here, or we'll start doing car metaphors next.

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