SDN survey offers snapshot of provider plans and vendor issues

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Most providers will invest in SDN technology in next two years

Well, even this cloud has a silver lining. Three out of four providers surveyed said they plan to invest in SDN technology and products in the next 12 to 24 months. In fact, 41% said they have already invested in SDN within the past year. In terms of where those investments are going, the top choices included SDN platforms for network services -- such as firewalls, load balancing, Quality of Service, traffic steering -- followed by SDN-friendly switches and then SDN-friendly routers.

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