Software-Defined Networking and the Enterprise

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Choosing a Provider

As interest in SDN grows, so too do the solutions from which to choose. Larger companies are most likely to go with a large networking supplier. VARs are also a popular choice. For midsize companies, large networking suppliers were also the most frequently chosen supplier; however, they relied more on VARs and resellers. As far as specific vendors, solutions from Cisco, Citrix and VMware are the most commonly deployed and frequently considered. But that may change given that niche suppliers are surviving into late stages.

Moving past its infancy, software-defined networking (SDN) is becoming a significant player in the management of IT infrastructure and network design. While implementation can be a challenge, SDN is attractive to many businesses due to its potential for cost savings, improved network performance, increased productivity and improved security.

QuinStreet Enterprise surveyed IT decision makers to better understand how enterprises view these networking technologies, as well as their SDN deployment plans. In this slideshow, we've highlighted findings from the survey. To learn more, download the full report and watch a video roundtable discussing SDN in the enterprise.


Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

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