Now that the major players such as Cisco are full-blown SDN fanatics, what happens to the technology? And is vendor lock-in a danger?

Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

April 16, 2013

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What Big-Vendor Attention Means for SDN

With OpenDaylight out of the shadows and practically every large vendor preaching a software-defined networking (SDN) architecture, what happens next for the smaller companies that got SDN noticed in the first place? The question goes hand-in-hand with the growth of the Open Networking Summit, taking place this week in Santa Clara, Calif. Formerly a cliquey 400-person gathering at Stanford University, the ONS has grown to 1,500 and would have been larger if the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) hadn't capped attendance. Everybody wants in. We sat down with ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt to get his take on what's changed in two short years, and what it means for the SDN cause. run-of-site player, used to publish article embedded videos via DCT. The same ads will be served on this player regardless of embed location.

Check back with Light Reading for coverage of the ONS during the next couple of days, including photos. And if you're at the show, you can check out the service-provider panel I'll be chairing on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific, featuring speakers from NTT Communications Corp., Internet2 and Ericsson AB. For more

  • OpenDaylight SDN Group Breaks Cover

  • OpenFlow Group Refines Its Role in SDN

  • Cisco Sees Daylight for SDN

  • Silicon Valley's SDN-Fest Returns

— Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Craig Matsumoto

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Yes, THAT Craig Matsumoto – who used to be at Light Reading from 2002 until 2013 and then went away and did other stuff and now HE'S BACK! As Editor-in-Chief. Go Craig!!

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