While still in its infancy, the software-defined networking (SDN) market is projected by industry analyst IDC to be worth a whopping $3.7 billion by 2016. Vendors ranging from startups like Big Switch Networks to veterans like Cisco are vying for a piece of that pie.
The networking industry has been flooded with new SDN products throughout the past six months. Some are major architectural plays, such as Cisco ACI, while others, like HP's new SDN App Store, are poised to usher in a new generation of SDN-specific apps.
Here are eight new SDN products that especially stand out in the mix.