SDN is dead, long live SDN

SDN, or Software Defined Networking, was supposed to be the Next Big Thing(tm) in how networks were built and designed.  In reality it often creates more problems than it solves, and never really addresses the Business Needs of what it was conceived to accomplish.  SDN FROM POST-CONCEPTION BECAME ALL ABOUT VENDOR LOCK-IN  One of the problems,

Is this thing on?

“Blogs are so stupid.  Nobody reads them.”, I thought.  Then I caught myself reading blogs, and checking out articles from recruiters, company executives, and IT folks who explained how important they had become when it came to finding quality talent for their organizations. As much as I want to resist, this is something I should have done