Glossary

Smart Networks: Software Defined Networks combined with Enterprise Mobility Management

Software Defined Networks:  are an emerging architecture purporting to be dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, seeking to be suitable for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. SDN architectures decouple network control and forwarding functions, enabling network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted from applications and network services. In theory, SDNs use lower cost hardware and reduce the labour necessary to orchestrate new services.

Enterprise Mobility Management: the management of enterprise or corporate content, security and applications on both employee and enterprise supplied mobile devices including smart phones, tablets and laptops. These devices can be connected via Bluetooth, WiFi or hard line within the corporation or using secure tunnels through a carrier network.

Cloud Bursting: an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or data centre and bursts into a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes. The advantage of such a hybrid cloud deployment is that an organization only pays for extra compute resources when they are needed.

Acronyms

ACI = Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco)
BUN = Business Unit Network (Stilwater Group)
BYOD = Bring Your Own Device
IoE = Internet of Everything
IoT = Internet of Things
NFV = Network Functions Virtualization
ONE = Open Network Environment (Cisco)
SDN = Software Defined Networks or Networking