SDN and Network Services

Business value is created in two ways, by

  1. Lowering production and operations cost of a product or delivery cost of a service
  2. Creating new sources of revenues by bringing a new product or service to market

Expected impact of SDN on cost of network infrastructure and operations has received well-deserved attention.  Another frequently mentioned aspect of SDN is ‘network programmability’ for new or customized behavior of the network – a big high-level idea that will have many different manifestations.   In this entry, I will dig a little deeper and focus on the potential of network programmability to control resources to create new services and revenue from the network itself.

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