White-box switches outfitted with independent network operating systems solutions have seen only limited adoption in leading enterprise IT shops.
Stories by Lee Doyle
Developments in factors as varied as cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for SDDNCs in the coming year.
The internet of things has such a wide range of use cases and individual devices that network architects have to pay attention to a wide combination of variables for communication, power, bandwidth, reliability, cost and more.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.
Branch offices are filling up with specialized networking appliances, but SD-Branch promises to reduce the clutter and save money.
Will there be a market for SDN network operating systems? The answer will be critical to the evolution of SDN standards and the development of applications that leverage SDN capabilities.
SDN is a game changer for adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology in the network industry.