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.
The Networking Profession
All the talk of SDN and automating network management sparked a lot of debate about the future of networking professionals. Will traditional skills in building and managing networks be devalued with the rise of SDN? Will some networking jobs becomes obsolete? Or will SDN open new doors for network engineers? Time will tell, but there's no doubt the networking profession is facing rapid change.