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.
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.