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Burke's no. 1 do is to use the next year to 18 months to explore. Now is the time to get educated, he says: learn the basic concepts, look at what your favorite vendor is doing (especially with OpenFlow), maybe even build a test lab.
Listen to this podcast and you'll come away with a concise and actionable to-do (and to-don't) list, and be better prepared to help your network join the SDN age.
About the speaker: John Burke is a principal research analyst with Nemertes Research, where he advises key enterprise and vendor clients, conducts and analyzes primary research, and writes thought-leadership pieces on virtual networks and software-defined networking (SDN) technologies, standards and implementations, and more.