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SDN ‘revolution’ forthcoming, Rayno predicts

May 29, 2014  

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Rayno Media Inc. has released The Software Defined Network Revolution: An Ecosystem Report, which predicts that innovation in Software Defined Networking (SDN) will create at least another US$20 billion in value — including via mergers and IPOs — by further automating networking and compute platforms with advanced analytics, open APIs, and new networking architectures.

The 30-page report states that new open networking platforms, analytics programs, and networking management frameworks represent the biggest technology shift in the networking market in 20 years.

Startups and incumbent providers alike have opportunities to create entirely new product lines, via organic development or through acquisition.

“SDN represents the biggest technology shift in networking in 20 years,” says R. Scott Raynovich, author of the report.

“Another US$20 billion in value is going to be created, much of it through M&A and IPOs. You are going to see more venture capital investment and more M&A, with big players buying some of the more prominent startups in 2014-2015.”

The report examines more than 20 startups as well as the strategies of leading incumbent providers, detailing how SDN technologies will inevitably result in networking, computing, and storage technologies merging under one cloud computing infrastructure.

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