Trends Report

Why Overlays Are Getting The Most Attention In The Software-Defined Network Market

The Taxonomy And Benefits Of The Software-Defined Network Overlay Market

November 3rd, 2015
Richard Fichera, null
Richard Fichera
Dave Bartoletti, null
Dave Bartoletti
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It will be another five years before software-defined networking (SDN) becomes a mainstream foundation of the business technology (BT) that can be applied across the entire network. However, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should not dismiss the movement. Prepare for it, or leverage certain new SDN technologies available today. Within the four categories of SDN solutions, overlay solutions have gained an immense amount of attention within technology management teams. This report helps I&O professionals understand the value of SDN overlays, a taxonomy of the SDN overlay market, and considerations of leveraging those solutions. This report is the first in a series addressing the SDN overlay market.

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