10 Next-Gen Networking Startups Ripe For The Plucking

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SDN Spotlight

Software-defined networking (SDN) is coming on strong, thanks to a glut of startups and the emerging popularity of organizations like the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and its participating members. VMware's $1.2 billion acquisition of Nicira, which was up until that point the best-known SDN startup, seemed to validate the idea that SDN, at least at a discussion level, is creeping into the technology mainstream, fueled by virtualization's move into the network.

Here's a look at 10 more SDN startups bandied about as potential acquisition targets, all part of a market that researcher IDC predicts to be at about $2 billion by 2016.


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