Software-based networking: The engine for a dynamic network

These days, everything is “software-defined,” from networking to storage to WANs, just like everything was “internet-enabled” back in the late 1990s. Internet-enabled was an often-maligned term that many used to position old wine with new labels; the same is true for software-defined today. Software-defined, intent-driven, artificial intelligence and machine learning are some of the most overused words in technology today, often fodder for venture capital funding as much as attempts to describe the product.

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