There's no doubt about it: Technologies such as software-defined networking, cloud and converged infrastructure are changing the face of the networking industry as we know it.
In 2013, vendors raced to figure out exactly what those changes are and how they can emerge from them as better, stronger versions of themselves. Players ranging from VMware to Cisco made major product launches around SDN and other emerging technologies that will capture the industry's attention well into 2014 and beyond.
But it wasn't all about SDN. Networking companies including Extreme, Juniper and Alcatel-Lucent made headlines for different, yet equally as gripping, reasons.
Here's a recap of the top 10 networking stories of 2013.