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