10 Networking Predictions For 2012


SDN In Focus

If 2011 was the year when interest in software-defined networking (SDN) and networking virtualization hit critical mass, 2012 will be the year where it really breaks out. With lots of attention being paid to key SDN technologies like OpenFlow and on startup companies like Big Switch Networks, Vyatta and Nicira that are all doing really interesting things around network virtualization, you'll see a lot of pundits -- a lot of channel partners -- wondering what it all means for the future of this industry. Which is, of course, what'll make it such a fun discussion.