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.