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Top 10 SDN Solution Companies - 2019

Top 10 SDN Solution Providers – 2019
Software-defined networking (SDN) has witnessed tremendous growth over the years, both in terms of technological and communicative development. It has presented a new frontier of cloud-computing, intent-based networking, and network security in organizations dependant on a robust IT infrastructure—which, today, is over 90 percent of organizations around the globe. Up until the SDN technology propagated wireless networks, hardware-based physical devices constituted a typical IT backend. Presently, with SDN’s intuitive ability to separate network control panels from the forwarding plane, much of an enterprise’s business communication can achieve programmable networks that are much more agile and flexible. Via SDN automation, organizations can move rapidly towards digitalization as it supports the ever-evolving demands of businesses, users, and the whole IT ecosystem. With such capabilities, SDN is being implemented globally to not only accelerate product development lifecycles but also effectively mitigate IT costs through policy-enabled SDN automation.
The demand for IT support in areas of mobility, cloud computing, big data, and IoT has led to the emergence of SDN solution providers to deliver effective SDN assistance to the IT realm. These organizations enable a streamlined transition from traditional networking methodologies to high performing and high availability networks. Additionally, continually growing and dynamic nature of SDN solutions has been estimated to reach an estimated value of USD 70.41 billion by the year 2024. Every aspect of enterprise IT is on the verge of being virtualized to remove hardware from the equation of what constitutes as digital infrastructure and incorporate scalability provisions for future operations.
Currently, in the networking marketplace, abreast with SDN is Network Function Virtualization (NFV). While SDN concentrates on establishing a centralized, programmable control points throughout the infrastructure, NFV focuses solely on the network services. Enterprise networking solution providers can leverage these two software-based approaches to either work together or individually, depending a customer’s requirement, to drive organizational growth with cloud computing and secure IT architectures.
In today’s digital ecosystem, therefore, it has become critical for CIOs to choose proper technology and select best vendors that are at the forefront of efficiently tackling the challenges across the SDN realm. To help CIOs negotiate this now burgeoning landscape, Enterprise Networking Magazine’s distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts along with its editorial board have reviewed the top cloud solution providers and shortlisted the ones spearheading the charge towards fulfilling the urgent demands of the industry. The listing offers a look at how these solutions are put to use, thereby enabling business leaders to gain a comprehensive knowledge as to how they can strategize growth.
In this edition of Enterprise Networking Magazine, we present to you the “Top 10 SDN Solution Providers – 2019.”

    Top SDN Solution Companies

  • ADVA Optical Networking is a company dedicated to provide innovative and reliable Optical Transport, Ethernet Access, Network Management, and Network Services. The company provides various solutions for scalable optical transport, network virtualisation, Timing and synchronization, Automated network management, Packet edge and aggregation and many such network related solutions. ADVA’s ConnectGuard platform utilizes low-cost universal customer premises (uCPE) solutions to push encrypted content to remote workers and branch offices. In this way, the enterprise can leverage both a hosted cloud deployment and uCPE clients to encrypt traffic not just at Layers 2 and 3, but on the Layer 4 host-to-host transport as well

  • Headquartered in Los Angeles, AireSpring is an award-winning provider of cloud communications and connectivity solutions serving thousands of businesses. AireSpring provides fully managed and connected end-to-end, next-generation solutions for multi-location enterprise customers, including SD-WAN, Unified Communications (UCaaS), Business VoIP, Hosted Phone Systems, SIP Trunking, MPLS, Manged Failover, Managed Security and Internet. AireSpring's solutions are offered through a diversified network of channel partners that includes distributors, master agents, managed service providers, and value added resellers. AireSpring's services are delivered over its revolutionary nationwide MPLS MESH network, providing customers with a fully integrated, end-to-end solution from a single vendor

  • Complete Communications helps organisations to find a right solution for business communication needs by identifying the carriers at each location with fiber locator, access to carrier lit-building databases, and relationships with their partners. Partnering with all of the major business communication providers in the United States and around the world means Complete Communications understands their products, their pricing, and balances clients need for performance and optimizes infrastructure costs. Complete Communication assists with infrastructure planning, quoting, contracts, project tracking, and project management, as well as install and day two support, such as billing, trouble tickets, and more

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) provides intelligently engineered, software-defined networking (SDN) solution, HPE Composable Fabric. HPE Composable Fabric is a software-driven, automated, and workload intent-based network fabric that delivers increased agility, reduced operational costs, and frictionless scale. The SDN solution radically simplifies traditional data center networking by self-configuring the network and delivering dynamic workload balancing to improve performance and reduce over-provisioning. By enabling non-disruptive scale across servers, racks, and data centers, HPE Composable Fabric removes performance bottlenecks, empowering IT to deliver applications faster and scale the infrastructure as needed

  • LightRiver is the premier provider of next generation, multi-vendor, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX®, vendor neutral, Optical Domain Control Software solutions. LightRiver is expert in Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems and designs, engineers, commissions, automates and supports next generation, software controlled, transport networks for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability, resiliency and manageability that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey hardware and software solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking

  • 128 Technology

    128 Technology

    128 Technologies provides a networking platform 128T, supports a wide range of applications and use cases, spanning the branch office, data center, and public cloud with the industry’s only routing technology that’s truly software-defined. This innovative architecture creates countless opportunities to extend the value of network, enabling zero-touch provisioning, improving DevOps automation, and instilling Zero Trust security – end-to-end. The company’s professional grade software teaches routers the language of applications and services, letting them understand the requirements of individual services and segments, and adapt the network dynamically to deliver what the business needs, when and where it needs it

  • Anuta Networks

    Anuta Networks

    Anuta Networks, Inc. is the industry-first provider of end-to-end network services orchestration solutions for large, medium enterprises and service providers. The Company’s Network Services solutions help organizations of all sizes accelerate deployments of network infrastructures and bring agility to the network. Anuta Networks’ partnerships with industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, VMware and many others further enable customers to rapidly transform their network services in agile infrastructure deployments. Anuta Networks was founded in 2010 by industry veterans with deep expertise in Enterprise, Data Center, Virtualization, Network and Systems Management. The Company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Japan, Australia, Ireland, France, Spain and India

  • Bigleaf Networks

    Bigleaf Networks

    Bigleaf is a cloud-based internet redundancy and optimization service that provides improved reliability, performance, and support, for businesses that rely on the internet. This enables increased protection from business disruption, delivers the full potential of cloud and remote applications, and creates peace of mind for stakeholders. The company offers features such as seamless failover for all applications, circuit-aware load balancing, and true Quality-of-Service over commodity internet. Bigleaf aims to be a catalyst for the evolution of internet connectivity

  • Citrix


    Citrix aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. The company's technology creates customer apps and helps secure data. Citrix enables clients to easily access,and empowers them to work anywhere, at any time. The company provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform

  • Cradlepoint


    Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is the industry leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions for business, service provider, and government organizations. More than 20,000 customers worldwide in retail, financial services, healthcare, transportation, public sector, and other industries rely on Cradlepoint to keep their branch and mobile networks, and IoT devices, always connected and protected. Cradlepoint’s Elastic Edge vision provides a blueprint for next-generation, software-defined edge networks built on pervasive and reliable 4G/5G wireless services. Cradlepoint’s all-inclusive NetCloud Solution Packages for branch, mobile, and IoT networks combine tailored NetCloud services with fit-for-purpose hardware and a comprehensive support plan