Networks are becoming much more intelligent and agile. These features, together with new SDN monitoring and troubleshooting mechanisms, bring new added value services to networks. In that sense, the session will present the SDN Looking Glass service from AmLight, which extends the SDN concept into networks monitoring. Moreover, and besides networks monitoring, we also have to provide access to large data science portals with advanced capabilities for developing data analysis on top of them. Therefore, new solutions have emerged. The Science DMZ model, which enables high-performance data portals to behave like high performance data capabilities, will be presented, demonstrated and discussed.