Software Defined Network (SDx)

Go for an intelligent network with SDx

  • Improve and prioritize your network performance
  • Follow or start your digital story with no worries
  • Work in an extremely flexible and centralized manner

Smart network management

For Manpower, the ability to manage the network of various subsidiaries from one central and secure location has nothing but benefits. A smart, flexible and dynamic network guarantees faster and more efficient IT management and less individual configuration changes.

What added value can an intelligent network offer to your company? Analyze for yourself!

What is Software Defined technology (SDx) exactly?

Software Defined Technology helps any enterprise, large or small, to effortlessly drive change by managing all parts of a network or system through software.

Software Defined Network components

Tomorrow's network is based on software and has 3 possible applications: SD-LAN, SD-WAN and SD-DC

Software Defined LAN (SD-LAN)

A software layer over your network to link devices at your location(s) in a smart and easy way and manage them centrally.

  • The right access for the right users and/or devices
  • Swift problem resolution through analytics and reporting
  • Simplified network configuration and optimal security
  • Flexible infrastructure that supports future business needs

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Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

A software layer over your network to manage traffic between your locations or at one location in a smart and easy way.

  • Best user experience, whether applications are in the cloud and on-site
  • Optimized connectivity: public internet or MPLS stability? Experience the best of both worlds
  • Visibility on configuration and network performance
  • Security: embedded encryption an firewall protection

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Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Software Defined Data Center (SD-DC)

A software layer over your network to manage your data center in a smart and easy way.

  • Automation and programmability in data centers
  • Fast and simple implementation of applications and services
  • Centralization of network configuration, management and control
  • Increase in business flexibility and improved security
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Good to know

SDx does not necessarily stand for 'rip and replace'

Your existing infrastructure can continue to exist. SDx lays a software layer over it and completes what is already there.

IoT will rely on SDx

IoT devices and systems will all be linked to each other, which will lead to a strong growth in traffic over company networks. SDx supports this evolution.

COVID-19 has an impact on SDx

The unforeseen pandemic forces companies to implement networks that are very agile, in order to quickly switch between (new) work scenarios.

Customer stories


Armonea is going digital. To make this happen, the group of care homes, assisted living housing and residences has chosen Software Defined-WAN (SD-WAN). That new network paves the way for better and more secure services, and thus for better care.

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Vandelanotte prefers cloud applications, and that requires greater bandwidth. To harmonize the network with this new reality, Proximus rolled out an SD-WAN network. IT Manager Bram Deprettere explains.

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Manpower uses Software Defined Network to optimize its network management. This makes their IT management more reactive and efficient.

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What is Software Defined Networking?

Network management has become very complex, particularly as the structure has to be perfectly adapted to the user and not vice versa. Tania Defraine and Gaëtan Willems talk about 'Software Defined Networking'(SDx).

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Advantages of SDx

Companies that want to innovate need a flexible network to manage their applications well. More and more organizations are switching to a Software Defined Network (SDx). Tom Vanfleteren, Head of After Sales Support at Proximus, explains.

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The future of IT

Software Defined Anything (SDx) puts the focus on the functionality of your IT infrastructure: the applications, not the technology. Hardware and software are decoupled. Your hardware and infrastructure are subordinate to the functionality.

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