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

  • 1

    Helps enterprises increase business outcomes through strategy-led SDN implementation

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • 4

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

  • 5

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

  • 6

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

  • 7

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

  • 8

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

  • 9

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

  • 10

    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

  • 11

    Aryaka Networks

    Aryaka Networks

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

  • 12

    Big Switch Networks

    Big Switch Networks

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

  • 13

    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

  • 14

    Ciena Corporation [NYSE:CIEN]

    Ciena Corporation [NYSE:CIEN]

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

  • 15

    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

  • 16

    DataCore Software

    DataCore Software

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

  • 17

    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

  • 18

    Jeda Networks

    Jeda Networks

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

  • 19

    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

  • 20

    YumaWorks

    YumaWorks

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