In this chapter, we have looked at different networking operations that SDN controllers can help automate, and sought to debunk some of the common misconceptions associated with software-defined networking.
We then looked at ways in which companies can benefit from using software-defined networking and looked at ways in which SDN solutions can help solve some of the challenges associated with network operations.
The chapter then focused on ways that network operations need to adapt and embrace automation so development teams can self-serve a subset of different networking tasks, and ways in which networking can be divided and responsibilities shared. We then focused on the benefits of immutable A/B networking and how it can help simplify the network and build consistent programmatically controlled networks while keeping firewall rules clean.
In this chapter, you should have learned why software-defined networking is important to organizations looking to scale network operations. We...