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Networking 2013: The Year of SDN

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.
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Cisco shook up the market when it expanded into storage by purchasing all-solid-state-array vendor Whiptail for $415 million. While the deal raised some questions about Cisco's partnership with EMC in VCE, Network Computing blogger Howard Marks wrote that the Whiptail acquisition allows Cisco to "enter the storage market at the leading edge without attacking its storage partners head-on."

 

Marcia Savage is the managing editor for Network Computing, and has been covering technology for 15 years. She has written and edited for CRN and spent several years covering information security for SC Magazine and TechTarget. Marcia began her journalism career in daily ... View Full Bio

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