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10 Networking And VoIP Emerging Vendors You Need To Know About

Rick Whiting

Connecting With Change

Not all that long ago networking seemed to be a pretty mature segment of the IT industry. But that's all changing with new technologies like software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. Cloud computing is forcing organizations to rethink their corporate networks, as are demands to connect millions of mobile devices. And the coming Internet of Things explosion already has network administrators scratching their heads over how to prepare.

While big networking technology vendors like Cisco and Brocade are certainly in the thick of these changes, startups like Big Switch Networks, Midokura and Versa Networks are setting the pace for many of the technology changes.

Here's a look at 10 emerging vendors that are making connections with the future of networking and communications.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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