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.
Soon after VMware's NSX launch, Juniper Networks announced the availability of its own network overlay platform, Contrail. What was particularly interesting was that Juniper also made the Contrail source code available as open source software.