One of the consequences of the new digital economy is the increase in the complexity of business network infrastructures during the last decade, both for large companies and SMEs. In response to this new situation, companies have been adopting software-defined networks (SDN) as the hegemonic model of network architecture. This phenomenon, together with the rise of cloud computing has resulted in what is known as SDN cloud networking.
In recent years, SMEs have undertaken the costly process of digital transformation with a great deal of effort and without the muscle of large corporations. And in a market profoundly marked by technological disruption, they must now also face the ultimate test: the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the current health alert situation that we are experiencing and consequent confinement that is taking place, it is more important than ever for employees to be able to easily connect to their company’s systems.
SMEs are a sector where it is difficult for technological innovations to take root, with companies mostly opting for conservative criteria of amortizing investments in existing systems, i.e., they tend to update what is installed rather than undertake a comprehensive renewal.