IDG Contributor Network: 2017: The year of widespread SDN adoption and DDoS attack mitigation

IDG Contributor Network: 2017: The year of widespread SDN adoption and DDoS attack mitigation
12-Jan-2017 12:53 INFOWORLD

Earlier this year, IDC published a study predicting a 53.9% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the SDN market from 2014 to 2020, by which point it will be valued at $12.5 billion. If you interpolate from the numbers given and the CAGR, you'll find that the current valuation of the SDN market is roughly $0.61b. $610m is nothing to scoff at, but it suggests that SDN deployments are still fairly uncommon. That will change in 2017.A universal SDN protocol or standard will accelerate adoption As SDN proliferates, more potential standards will present themselves, but we could all save a lot of time if we could agree on an interoperable protocol early on. That agreement will come in 2017 and be the catalyst for the rate of growth IDC has predicted. The merger of the Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab (under the ONF name) makes ONF a candidate to be the standard, but there's some competition, as well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here