Commoditization of servers, routers and switches has left some VARs scrambling to find an edge. But for managed service providers willing to embrace software-defined networking, the phenomenon may have given them one. Released in February, Netsocket Virtual Edge is the virtualized routing portion of a solution that can replace a small palette of edge hardware with a small 8-port switch and paperback-sized server. Virtual Edge is the latest cog in the SDN platform developed and implemented by Netsocket, a network-function virtualization company based in Plano, Texas. The CRN Test Center took the new solution for a test drive.