SDN for Skype for Business

Skype for Business has been pioneering a whole new paradigm of software defined networks (SDN) called UC SDN, which lowers TCO while improving end-user experience. The guiding principles for UC SDN is improved visibility, control, automation, and agility.

For anyone deploying enterprise voice and/or video this evolution of networking enables a whole new paradigm shift for how end-user apps and networks effectively communicate machine-to-machine (M2M).

UC SDN allows Skype for Business to dynamically interact with the network to ensure that application-level quality and performance requirements can be met. The UC SDN program enables scenarios such as automating diagnostics, QoS and orchestration.

This table lists the SDN solutions certified for Skype for Business.

Vendor Certified Product
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Wi-Fi, Network Optimizer
Arrow Systems Prism OneView
Dell Wi-Fi
Extreme Networks OneFabric Connect
IR Prognosis
Meru Networks Meru Collaborator
Nectar UC Diagnostics

All SDN solutions qualified on Lync 2013 will be considered certified for Skype for Business.

If you are a vendor seeking to join the certification program, see How to Join for requirements and available programs.