Will SDN really catch on?
The past few months have produced a flurry of SDN activity in the networking industry, culminating with Cisco announcing its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). But is anyone really buying any of this stuff?
If they aren't, that will be changing soon. According to a recent report from Transparency Market Research, the global SDN market is expected to reach $3.52 billion by 2018, growing at an astonishing annual growth rate of 61.5 percent from 2012 to 2018. The report classifies SDN technologies into four categories: SDN switching, SDN controllers, cloud provisioning and orchestration, and security and services.