SDN still failing to spark interest in Europe
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Published: 04 Feb 2014

Software-defined networking (SDN) is still failing to capture the imagination of European businesses, according to the latest research from TechTarget and Computer Weekly. Our annual IT priorities survey for 2014 showed that just 9% of the IT departments we surveyed across the continent are planning on putting the technology into practice over the next 12 months – the same percentage that were looking to embrace the technology at the start of 2013. This figure fell even lower, to just under 6%, when talking exclusively to UK companies. Joe Skorupa, vice-president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said he was unsurprised by the figures, as the reality is that SDN products are only just getting into the market. “You have the likes of HP which has products out in beta, NEC working with large carriers in the early phases in Japan, Alcatel-Lucent just [starting out], and Cisco has no SDN, or even an anti-SDN product it is beginning to ship, making its own 7700 series obsolete,” he said. “There are only a handful of companies shipping small amounts of these ... Access >>>

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