20 Most Promising SDN Solution Providers - 2016

Networks have become an absolutely essential element in today’s modern business climate, providing the vital communication links that organizations need in order to run their applications, deliver services, and be competitive. Software Defined Networking (SDN) represents a whole new way of looking at how networks are configured, controlled, and operated. With SDN, an organization’s network can quickly and programmatically respond to dynamic network events, such as workloads being deployed or de-provisioned, or network congestion issues. Traffic for different applications or customers can be controlled separately, or sent through different network services based on specific requirements. 

Top SDN Companies

Provides open networking switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI

Provider of broadband communications access systems and software

Offers Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), cloud transformation and SDN fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technologies to reduce operational cost and capital expenditure

Specialized in offering SDN and NFV solutions, services and products

Provider of SDN and NFV-enabled platforms to overcome the security and management hurdles in hybrid IT environments

Helps enterprises and service providers to deploy and manage on-demand virtual networks for secure, private cloud connectivity

ADARA Networks

ADARA Networks

Empowers clients with ADARA SDN, an entire ecosystem that is end-to-end, production-ready for service providers and enterprises

Anuta Networks

Anuta Networks

Simplifies Network Service Delivery and Management by building efficient software controls on top of a combination of both the existing older hardware-controlled networks and SDN and NFV technologies

Arista

Arista

Delivers software driven cloud networking solutions for large datacenter storage and computing environments

Avaya

Avaya

Avaya Provides SDN Fx Architecture to make it possible for the network to handle once manual functions automatically

Corsa Technology

Corsa Technology

Delivers programmable, flexible hardware for SDN

Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

Provides a security driven SD-WAN as a service to connect enterprises

Cumulus Networks

Cumulus Networks

Offers network Operating System, Cumulus Linux to enable building and operation while reducing the costs and complexities of modern data center networks

Glue Networks

Glue Networks

Enables clients through Gluware, a software-based network orchestration platform, to address increasing multi-vendor network complexity

Midokura

Midokura

Delivers an overlay network virtualization (SDN) software for OpenStack, Docker, and vSphere

Nuage Networks from Nokia

Nuage Networks from Nokia

Provides SDN solutions and policy-based automation for cloud deployments

Pica8

Pica8

Offers PicOS, the network operating system that enables data center customers to integrate Layer-2 and Layer-3 networking and SDN

PLUMgrid

PLUMgrid

PLUMgrid provides multi-tenancy, security, scale and performance for their cloud’s virtual network infrastructure

Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks

Provides software-defined, open networking, fabric and SDN solutions to transform existing network infrastructures into flexible and strategic assets

Viptela

Viptela

Provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that allows companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs