What can we expect in the API world in 2013? Let's explore some of the top themes and trends that we see developing during the next 12 months including (1) APIs become brand drivers - Powerful brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, and FedEx have already extended their brand experience to their APIs . . . (2) Enterprises who embraced APIs break away in their industries . . . (3) BI loses ground to Big Data . . .
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an important shift in network-based computing based on breaking existing physical boundaries on switches, routers, and controllers through well-defined APIs.
In this webcast, Sam Ramji and Brian Pagano discuss the evolution of SDN and emergence of software controlled networks and the programmable datacenter.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is changing the economics of large-scale datacenters. Similar to the effect of Linux on the operating system market, OpenFlow is driving disruptive commoditization of expensive network switches, routers, and controllers. As networking shifts to software control, the entire stack of compute, storage and networking now becomes a software-defined datacenter. Where is the software that defines the network? It resides anywhere it needs to, and it uses APIs to read the state of the network and to change the network’s behavior in tandem with changes in application workloads.