Top 10 SDN Solution Companies - 2016
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Top 10 SDN Solution Companies - 2016

The emerging architecture of Software-defined Networking (SDN) is effectively addressing the cost demands and high bandwidth requirements of enterprises. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions, enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services. With this functionality on-board, SDN is being implemented globally for accelerating application deployment while reducing IT costs through policy-enabled workflow automation. It also provides a complete view of the network for the administrators in a single screen through centrally managed controllers.

Additionally, SDN makes it easy for enterprises to support latest technologies like mobility, cloud computing, big data, and IoT that seek high performing and high availability networks. This has led enterprises’ shift to SDN from traditional methodologies of networking to prosper in a dynamic market place.

In the last few months, we have analyzed hundreds of SDN solution providers and shortlisted the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges in this arena. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs and analysts including Enterprise Networking Mag's editorial board has selected the final list of Top 10 SDN Solution Providers of 2016.

The listing provides a look into how solutions for networking sector are put into use, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of solutions which are right for you and how they can help you in optimizing the business process.

Top SDN Solution Companies

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

Provides hyperscale data center networking technologies for enterprises, and cloud and service providers

Provides Software Defined Networking (SDN), Cisco IWAN, Enterprise WAN, DMVPN solutions by addressing the carrier service requirements for these technologies. Architect carrier road map, build the ROI, project manage carrier installs

Provides SDN that leverages data modeling to automate composition and integration of services, applications, and networks

Develops products and solutions for SDN, along with OpenFlow switches and controllers

A global Information and Communications Technology solutions provider that caters to various global vertical industry and enterprise customers

Improving business agility and future-proof for the cloud era with open SDN solutions for cloud and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

PLUMgrid provides multi-tenancy, security, scale and performance for cloud’s virtual network infrastructure

Provides Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF), a architectural framework to add agility, insight and openness in existing network

A SDN startup developing network management and control plane automation tools for leading global networking companies