Real-Time Network Telemetry is Essential to SDN Management and Orchestration

This paper by EMA is based on an extensive SDN research study of communications service providers and large enterprises. Its findings reveal that the current management toolsets that were designed to operate and maintain static, hardware-centric network infrastructure, aren’t ready to support SDN. New tools are needed, with real-time visibility and analytics, that can help network operators ensure the highly programmable SDN technologies they are implementing are actually helping them achieve their network transformation objectives.