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Study Finds Network Admins Juggling Multiple Initiatives

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    Software-defined networks

    With a wide range of definitions for SDN, the top drivers behind SDN adoption were the need to improve the network's ability to dynamically adapt to changing business demands (48 percent) and to deliver new services faster (40 percent). Others indicated lowering operating expenses, decreasing capital expenses, improving the ability to provision network infrastructure, and designing more realistic network infrastructures as reasons behind SDN deployment. 

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Study Finds Network Admins Juggling Multiple Initiatives

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    Software-defined networks

    With a wide range of definitions for SDN, the top drivers behind SDN adoption were the need to improve the network's ability to dynamically adapt to changing business demands (48 percent) and to deliver new services faster (40 percent). Others indicated lowering operating expenses, decreasing capital expenses, improving the ability to provision network infrastructure, and designing more realistic network infrastructures as reasons behind SDN deployment. 

Network Instruments, a business unit of JDSU, recently released the results of its Seventh Annual State of the Network Global Study. Highlighted in the survey taken by 241 network professionals is continuing uncertainty surrounding the emerging software-defined networks (SDN), which many network administrators view as a "road trip without a map." While 12 percent of network managers and engineers regard SDN as critical, the rest seem divided as to whether it is important at all, with more than 80 percent of respondents viewing SDN as "unimportant" or just wanting to "ride out the hype."