Top 10 SDN Consulting/Services Companies – 2019
By the year 2025, the global software defined networking (SDN) market is expected to gross over 101.23 billion dollars. Following the realization that SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) architectures can bolster enterprise networking and open new doors of opportunity for digitalization, several SDN services and consulting providers, today, are employing various strategies to streamline the growth of IT in organizations around the world. With increasing demands in mobility, increased complexity of networks to improve security, server virtualization, automation, and cloud-based services, organizations may find that entertaining their IT requirements in-house is an arduous task. The cost and time taken spent in managing enterprise level IT infrastructures are factors that led to the emergence of SDN consulting and services companies across all verticals in this digital era.
By leveraging a third-party SDN expert, the processes of testing, planning and execution for OpenFlow/non-OpenFlow based networks, and systems integration can be streamlined with minimal downtime. With the advent of big data, cloud environments, and analytics, outsourcing enterprise networking responsibilities prove to be cost-effective and preferable—as a company can solely focus on their business and revenue generation. Consequently, when SDN creates a framework to support such data-intensive applications, provisions for a centralized networking system are made. Here, an SDN service provider can assist their customer with leveraging SDN’s capability to abstract the functions of control and data planes to deploy a programmable network—delivering automated IT infrastructure.
SDN service providers, with their vast domain expertise, help companies implement SDN technologies while offering extensive design, development, testing, and maintenance services that improve workflows and product lifecycles. Keeping in mind the paramount importance of security, SDN service providers maintain the ability to delve into, and invest in, enterprise network security and driving progress in hybrid cloud and IT infrastructures.
A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Enterprise Networking Magazine’s editorial board has reviewed the top consulting/services companies in the SDN services domain. In our selection process, we looked at each of the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible consultation services in managing IT infrastructure and business communication. The shortlisted companies are at the forefront of tackling the challenges associated with SDN technologies by catering to the needs of the enterprise buyers and assist them with cloud-based computing services, NFV, and other technical work.
We present to you Enterprise Networking Magazine’s “Top 10 SDN Consulting/Services Companies – 2019”