Re: Top certifications
That's an interesting article; thanks for sharing, Marcia.
I suspect we're going to go through some phases as SDN becomes more prevalent. Up front - for the next few years most likely - I think that many SDN deployments will be undertaken by precisely the kind of companies who have devops teams already, and are prepared to embrace a new frontier supported by the programming skills they have available to tweak curently available tools to their needs.
Then as the market matures, the management piece will also start to fill out, with products that mean you don't have to be able to create code to run the network because the software will be sufficiently capable to provide the level of control and reliability that companies need. I think we saw this a bit with companies like Google who were very early adopters of SDN-type capabilities, but had to create all their own custom code to do so. Relatively few companies can afford to follow that same path.