Keith Stewart, Director of Product Management (Brocade)
OpenFlow/SDN is emerging as one of the most promising and disruptive networking technologies of recent years. It has the potential to enable network innovation and create choice, and thus help realize new capabilities and address persistent problems with networking. It also promises to give network operators more control of their infrastructure, allowing customization and optimization, therefore reducing overall capital and operational costs.
Industry is embracing SDN. Network operators plan to build their infrastructure using this innovative technology. Incumbent vendors as well as startups are developing a range of products for different market segments including data center, service provider and enterprise.