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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Extreme Buys Enterasys

Extreme Networks bulked up in a big way with its purchase of Enterasys for $180 million. Industry observers described the deal as a way for both companies to survive in an extremely competitive market. Enterasys' history dated back to Cabletron Systems, which it was spun out of in 2000.


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