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.”