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Should SDN and MPLS kiss and make out?

Since Nicira’s coming out of “stealth” earlier this week, a lot has been said about SDNs, from hand-wringing to nice balanced analysis, however the common topic that’s been kicked around a lot is “what does it mean for the traditional networking”.

Here’s my feeble attempt on this: I think that both SDNs and traditional networking (let’s call it “MPLS” for the sake of this post) have their weak and strong sides, and could potentially be combined in a meaningful way to reap the benefits on both sides of the fence.

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