Network computing is on the brink of what could be one of the biggest transformations in the industry’s history. Driven by the need for efficient, software-centric infrastructure, adoption of Software Defined Networking has globally accelerated and the market size has grown from $10 million in 2013 to an estimated $8 billion by 2018. Investment in this space is increasing as enterprises realise the value in extending SDN to meet demands for more agile approaches to network architecture and operations.
SDN promises easier and more dynamic interactions with the network, carrying with it benefits for both carriers and enterprises, as well as gains in service agility and cost reduction. The real benefits of SDN can only be unlocked when IT professionals understand how it can be applied and where to start implementation. These questions remain a key priority as businesses look to situate the technology within their existing architecture.
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Ray Smyth, Editor, Network Computing