If you’ve ever looked behind a one way mirror you have felt the effects of software defined networking. The network is a step beyond the internet and it gives a sense of home and security in an otherwise lonely and endless place. The network is our own little stake on the internet and from there we can go anywhere. The computer, however, is not the sports car we might like to think it is. The software defined network is the vehicle that will take us where we want to go and keep us safe at the same time.
The extra layer creates a firewall that works like a one way window like we see in all the crime show dramas. This means that we can look out but anyone out there trying to steal our identities or bomb us which viruses and spam. The difference is that we aren’t limited at just the one room the window looks in on, instead we can looking anywhere we like to go.
It’s next to impossible to have a safe network without running it by software. And since none of us ever set up a home without making sure we can live and function safely and quickly there’s no reason why we shouldn’t want the same thing in our computer network. If it’s good enough for all the big companies there’s no real reason not to have one for each and every home. The cost of support is a reasonable and much less then using hardware to do the same things.