Nine Software-Defined Networking Facts & Benefits
The SDN market is expected to reach $2 billion by 2016, up from $200 million today.
One in five enterprises are using SDN now, and 55% are evaluating whether to do so.
Need for increased productivity: 42%, Need for better access to real-time information: 40%, Need for improved uptime and data availability: 38%
40% of network pros say SDN is an indefinable term, even as they’re considering implementing it.
For starters, enterprises won’t need expensive switches to shape network traffic, since admins can do it themselves with automated tools.
Because SND adheres to open standards, it can operate with any vendor’s network hardware.
With SDN, users more readily connect to different clouds, apps and network devices.
From the admins’ perspective, setting up a network is as simple as creating a virtual machine instance in an SDN environment. As a result, they’re more likely to strike the right balance between over-provisioning and service shortfalls.
SDN can virtualize security appliances for better scalability, while centralizing security controls.