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The 10 Biggest Networking Stories Of 2016

Cisco's disruption, the Brocade-Ruckus Wireless-Broadcom snafu and the rise of SD-WAN are just some of the top stories that grabbed the networking headlines this year. CRN breaks down the top 10 biggest networking stories of 2016.

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Networking M&A, Cisco, SD-WAN Grabbed Network Headlines In 2016

The networking industry made some significant adjustments in 2016 to combat the rising tide of emerging technology like software-defined WAN, the Internet of Things and vendors shifted their focused toward software and security.

The vendor landscape itself was shaken up in 2016 as networking giant Cisco Systems restructured itself, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba Networks finally hit its stride, and wild M&A deals between the likes of Polycom and Mitel Networks as well as Brocade Communications and Ruckus Wireless stunned the channel community. What a year it's been.

CRN breaks down the 10 biggest networking stories of 2016 that captured the network world's attention.

(For more of our 2016 retrospective, check out 'CRN's 2016 Tech Year In Review.')

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