SDN Is No Longer Just About the Hype, Quinstreet Survey Finds

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2016-02-04
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Software-defined networking (SDN) and other network virtualization technologies have driven the conversation in the industry for the past several years. However, for all the talk about SDN, the hundreds of analyst reports and thousands of news stories written about it, the tech world is still in the early stages of SDN and network-functions virtualization (NFV). Analysts with Research and Markets expect the market to grow quickly over the next few years—to $11.5 billion between now and 2020. However, enterprises and carriers will continue running pilot programs and early deployments this year and next, with the technology going mainstream between 2019 and 2020. Quinstreet Enterprise, two years after conducting its first survey on the market, recently released another survey, "SDN Growth Takes IT Infrastructure by Storm." What Quinstreet Enterprise—the publisher of eWEEK—found was a market that is moving beyond the hype, with real and expected deployments growing and a broadening array of vendor options. This slide show takes a look at some of the findings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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