Describing the Internet of the future, Young said that Internet will soon of network of network where trillions of devices are going to connect to one another in the public cloud system. He said that the networks will increasingly become programmable through the use of APIs and data analytics at all layers.
Young said, “Software-defined networking is going to bring the cloud model that we’re all starting to focus on more and more, and put it on steroids.”
This will create huge opportunities for development while presenting inherent security risks. Describing it as an “any-to-any problem,” Young stressed that we will need to assure the security of the networks in a different way than previously thought and the key to the any-to-any problem is SDN.