Networking 2013: The Year of SDN

, December 17, 2013 Software-defined networking and network virtualization grabbed the industry by the throat in 2013, dominating almost every conversation about the future of networking. The year also was marked by major M&A deals, the arrival of 802.11ac products, and the ongoing Huawei saga. Here, we take you back through some of the memorable moments in networking in 2013.
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SDN Takes Center Stage

In 2013, software-defined networking evolved from slideware to real products hitting the market from both established vendors and a slew of startups. Although the SDN market is in early stages, research firms have eye-popping projections for its growth. Transparency Market Research expects the global SDN market to reach $3.52 billion by 2018, based on an annual growth rate of 61.5% from 2012 to 2018.

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