It sounds like fictional television or the latest science fiction thriller. However, with software-defined networking (SDN), networks are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud-based virtualization. Through many steps that are so much more complicated than I am making them sound, they are on the cusp of enabling networks to remain self-aware, self-defending, and self-healing – all the time. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Networks Are Becoming Self-Aware and Self-Defending.”

This is not artificial intelligence, but how big will this big data resource need to grow to realize this vision of continuously self-aware and self-defending SDNs?

Technology continues to amaze us. Remember when a fax machine impressed us?

Melody K. Smith

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