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October 17 & 18 Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Accelerating SDN Adoption Through Industry’s First Standardized SDN Solution Test


by Srini Seetharaman

It is an exciting time in the networking world, when the first application of Software-defined Networking (SDN) — Network Virtualization — is starting to be commercially available in the market. I would even argue that the need for a mechanism to achieve network virtualization is the primary driver for SDN being adopted by several vendors. The first set of SDN solutions that provide network virtualization, however, have a certain degree of vertical integration: Each solution provides its own management, control and data plane elements. Rollout of this vertically integrated solution, with several moving parts, is non-trivial.