VMware's Chief Architect: Don't Be Scared Of SDN, Be Prepared


Is there a specific industry adopting SDN or network virtualization earlier than others?

If you had asked this question three years ago, I think the common answer would have been service providers or mega data centers, but I don't believe that anymore. Any company can be an early adopter. A financial company can be an early adopter, a consumer company can be an early adopter, a service provider can be an early adopter.

So think of this as not being confined to a vertical, but being confined to a horizontal of early adopters. Those who want to innovate in their infrastructure will adopt this technology. It's not a vertical play. We have customers across all the verticals, as a case in point.