Top 20 SDN Companies - 2017

Last year, there was a major spike in the adoption of SD-WAN amongst enterprises, as SDN went from being a nascent idea to a foundational technology, owing to its multiple performance and costrelated benefits. What’s more, 25-Gigabit Ethernet is going to be mainstream on servers before we know it. This new specification enables a cost-optimized scale-up of servers while also maximizing storage bandwidth beyond 10 GB/sec, resulting in faster conveyance of data over networks.

 In addition, the adoption of containers as against virtual machines by foremost networking enterprises for data abstraction has reached a burgeoning pace. There is also a high probability of Named Data Networking (NDN) taking over TCP/IP, whereby data could be transmitted without IP addresses or hardware servers. NDN is all set to make great strides in managing data and SDN is the catalyst that can turn this into reality through multipath routing optimization and enhanced security.

On the other hand, the measure of control and visibility that SD-WANs offer is fueling enterprise IoT deployments by a large degree. With fresh technologies laying immense command over networks, SD-WAN is enabling organizations to future-proof their operations thereby keeping pace with the evolving IT scenario. The market today is replete with umpteen solution providers that can help companies prepare for the upcoming surge of network technologies and consequently retain their position at the top.

To help CIOs navigate this flourishing domain, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and industry analysts, along with CIOReview’s editorial board has enlisted the leading SDN solution providers that are at the forefront imparting cutting-edge solutions to meet the vital needs of the industry. The listing offers a look into how these solutions are put to use, thereby enabling enterprise SDN adopters to gain a comprehensive knowledge as to how they can optimize their businesses.

We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising SDN Solution Providers 2017

Top SDN Solution Companies

Helps enterprises increase business outcomes through strategy-led SDN implementation

Expert consulting services for SD-WAN implementations helping clients to integrate their people, process, and technology

Supplies world class SDDC products, eliminating the hassle of sourcing from multiple vendors, and minimizing lead times

Provides a cost and time efficient SDN migration to increase the flexibility and scalability of the existing legacy systems

Bringing technological advancement to software defined networking, virtual environments, and network automation

Identifying ambitious innovation ideas in the R&D lab and developing them into new technology platforms

Delivers the flexibility to include network services in the revenue mix and the profitability to make it worthwhile

Facilitating fast and reliable SD networks that increase end-to-end business performance and speed

Network virtualization prodigy steering IT organizations to modernize data centers, integrate public clouds, and transform security

Allot Communications [NASDAQ:ALLT]

Allot Communications [NASDAQ:ALLT]

Enables SDN architectures to reduce time-to-market for new services, cut operational costs, and provide a better user-experience to customers

Aryaka Networks

Aryaka Networks

Provides optimized, software-defined network connectivity and application acceleration to globally distributed enterprises

Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks

Provides intelligent, agile, and flexible networks around the world by leveraging the principles of SDN

Brocade Communications Systems [BASDAQ:BRCD]

Brocade Communications Systems [BASDAQ:BRCD]

Enables enterprises to adjust network traffic flow, so as to deploy profitable services with limited operational risk

Ciena Corporation [NYSE:CIEN]

Ciena Corporation [NYSE:CIEN]

Enables the network to be intelligently and centrally controlled or programmed using software applications

Cisco Systems [NASDAQ:CSCO]

Cisco Systems [NASDAQ:CSCO]

Cisco’s SDN solutions ensure rapid application deployment and service delivery, reducing IT costs through workflow automation

DataCore Software

DataCore Software

Pioneers in software-based storage virtualization, driving the software-defined and parallel processing revolution

Extreme Networks [NASDAQ:EXTR]

Extreme Networks [NASDAQ:EXTR]

Provides a simple, fast, smart, and cost-effective SDN platform which integrates tightly with the company’s existing and multi-vendor network infrastructure

Jeda Networks

Jeda Networks

An innovative, virtualized, and scalable solution that is transforming the way applications connect with network storage

Nectar Services

Nectar Services

Nectar UCD software is integrated with Microsoft’s SDN API to easily and proactively monitor and manage Microsoft Skype for Business and Lync environments

YumaWorks

YumaWorks

Provides multi-protocol distributed server toolkit using YANG data-driven tools to automate configuration and network management interfaces