By Jay Wei:Cisco (CSCO) investors now should be less concerned about the company's ability to continually dominate the networking equipment business, as Cisco has been quickly adapting to the increasingly software-defined networking infrastructure used by today's Internet service providers and other corporate and government customers for Web communication and data management.
Merely months after unveiling its software-defined networking (SDN) strategy in January, Juniper Networks (JNPR) put some of those plans in action by launching its first programmable core switch last week.
By Jay Wei:As enterprise IT continues its current transformation to rely on the Internet to handle computing tasks, not only software providers must adapt to more cloud uses of their applications, networking equipment makers such as Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) also have to address the resulting need for comparable networking hardware.
By Zeus Kerravala:There has been no technology in networking that has had as more hype or confusion around it than Software Defined Networks (SDNs). In November alone we have seen a number of networking vendors announce SDN related products, including Cisco's (CSCO) $840 million acquisition of Insieme, and related Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) product launch.
Juniper Networks’ seems to have finally woken up to the threat that software-defined networking poses to its business. The networking vendor announced Tuesday a multi-year strategy that will help it embrace the ongoing transition in the networking world towards flatter, more scalable architectures in a way that stops hardware from being commoditized completely.
Guest post written by Eric Johnson Eric Johnson is CEO of ADARA Networks. Software Defined Networking is an incredibly valuable tool for creating business profitability. It is likely the most valuable IT development in the last generation. Other developments such as social networking may be better known to businesses; however, social networking [...]