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SDN Firms Lead Datacenter Networking Research Report

Submitted by on August 10, 2018 – 6:37 amNo Comment

One thing common to all three “leaders” named in Gartner’s July datacenter networking research report is that they all offer software-defined networking (SDN). The software-centric approach has disrupted the traditional hardware-based industry over the past several years, providing programmability, agility, interoperability and many other benefits over legacy, closed and proprietary systems.

In fact, the outright “leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report, Cisco Systems, recently declared the software-centric intent-based networking (IBN) approach would guide its future direction, calling it the company’s “biggest innovation in the past decade.” The software-driven IBN is related to SDN, as IDC analyst Rohit Mehra was quoted as saying IBN brings SDN to the enterprise level.

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