Networking giants such as Cisco and Juniper are heavily investing in SDN market education and seed planting. Should your networking company be doing the same?
SDN holds the promise of the following:
- SDN can potentially simplify technology around network segmentation and make it easier to build end-to-end virtual local area networks and boost data integrity and privacy over the network and multi-tenancy environments
- SDN could be employed to align network flows with security policies rather than having to deploy security appliances along the network path
- SDN could be used to aggregate network flows for analysis
Oltsik believes that despite the chatter around SDN much of the talk and development is confined to the “supply-side of the equation, driven by engineers, trade shows, standards committees and marketing hype.”
This strategy might not result in immediate deals, but they could have an impact in in the long term. It is for this reason, that other networking companies should keep a close watch on SDN market trends, said Oltsik
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