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BLOG: Key recommendations for SDN IT buyers

Lee Doyle | Jan. 30, 2013
Software defined networking (SDN) offers significant opportunities and challenges for enterprise IT professionals. SDN has the potential to make networks more flexible, reduce the time to provision the network, improve quality of service, reduce operational costs, and make networks more secure.

12. Application ecosystem. SDN is about creating an open environment for new applications that leverage SDN technologies. Ability to leverage a broad application ecosystem of management, security and Layer 4-7 applications will be essential to the long-term success of your SDN deployment. 

Lee Doyle is principal analyst at Doyle Research. Doyle Research provides targeted analysis on the Evolution of Intelligent Networks: SDN, OPEX and COTS. Lee Doyle has over 28 years experience analyzing the IT, network and telecom markets.

 

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