Customer Case Studies

Case Studies showcase the customer implementation of SDN and OpenFlow™-based solutions. Each study outlines the network challenges faced by the customer and describes how OpenFlow-based SDN solutions are applied to address them. The documents also outline the details of the implementation, and provide an overview of the benefits obtained.


OpenFlow

pdfOpenFlow Gives Malware a Caning

Abstract

The increasing popularity of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs within educational institutions has led to a network security nightmare. Even when every precaution is taken to cleanse the network and protect users while on campus, students and faculty can bring malware into the network from overnight or weekend device use, forcing IT staff to spend hours manually identifying and eliminating network threats.

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NEC

pdfNEC Shows the Benefits of OpenFlow-based SDN in a Hospital Setting

Abstract

Rapid adoption of the state-of-the-art medical equipment in the hospital industry is escalating the management complexity and cost of the underlying network infrastructure. Networks optimized individually for each department, manual rewiring of networks to accommodate new equipment result in higher management workloads and increase network failures due to human errors. A flexible and secure network architecture that can be managed centrally is critical for expanding hospital networks cost-effectively.

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Google

pdfGoogle's Inter-Datacenter WAN Using SDN and OpenFlow

Abstract

World-wide usage of services such as Google's web search, email, YouTube, Google maps is growing exponentially. As a result, massive amount of data needs to be processed, stored and transported across the globe, imposing significant demands on the network. Traditional networks are too inflexible, static, and costly to scale and operate in this rapidly changing environment. A new architecture is needed, especially considering that the WAN bandwidth requirements are growing far faster than the IT budgets.

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