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The 10 Coolest Software-Defined Networking Tools Of 2020

Gina Narcisi

With a healthy growth outlook predicted for the SDN market for the next seven years, here are 10 of the coolest software-defined networking tools of 2020.

Software-Defined Everything

The global software-defined networking market has been growing by leaps and bounds for the past decade. Despite a slowdown in overall IT spending during the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back, and quickly.

Specifically, the global SDN market is expected to increase from $13.73 million in 2020 to $32.73 million by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent during the forecast period, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com. The research firm highlighted big-name vendors and channel-friendly players as the companies leading the way in SDN, including Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With such a healthy growth forecast, however, there’s plenty of room for new entrants and products on the market alongside the incumbents to help enterprises reach their IT goals and address their challenges, especially as the IT landscape continues to be shaped by the pandemic. 

Here are 10 of the coolest software-defined networking tools of 2020.

Get more of CRN’s 2020 tech year in review.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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