Software-defined networking (SDN) can be applied for cloud-managed networks that use dynamic configuration to improve performance and monitoring. It offers greater centralization than traditional networks, allowing administrators to achieve the flexibility and ease of troubleshooting they need for cloud network monitoring with increasingly complex architecture.
Managed network services cover corporate network functionalities and applications SMEs can outsource. These services are operated, monitored, and maintained by MSPs, such as IT resellers or system integrators. Among the many options offered by managed networks, we find basic access and network transport services like traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Local Area Networks (LAN), as well as state-of-the-art solutions, such as software-defined wide and local area networks (SD-WANs and SD-LANs). (more…)