Software-Defined Visibility (SDV)
It is to a visibility infrastructure what Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is to a network infrastructure. SDV combines the pervasive reach of visibility with an automation framework. In an SDN infrastructure, network switches and routers form the physical network or the Layer 2-3 data plane. Virtual networks are abstracted from the underlying data plane using encapsulations such as VXLAN, MPLS and NVGRE to allow multi-tenancy on a common infrastructure. The SDN controller supports the control and management planes that in turn provide control of the virtual and physical networks.