SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Understanding Software-Defined Networks analyzes results from InformationWeek's 2012 Software-Defined Networking survey. 250 business technology professionals responded to this poll.
InformationWeek asked respondents who were familiar with software-defined networking (SDN) to share their attitudes about this developing technology, the role that the OpenFlow protocol will play, and how it will affect the vendor landscape and the pricing of network equipment. Survey participants were also asked about the impact of SDN on network security and how they would promote SDN to business leaders.
The report author, Jim Metzler, is the founder of the industry consultancy Ashton, Metzler & Associates.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/6/9044/Data-Center/research-understanding-software-defined-networks.html?cid=rpt_press_rls
"Software-defined networking has the potential to transform networks to the same degree that virtualization transformed severs and the data center," says Andrew Conry-Murray, editor at Network Computing. "But before IT organizations can reap the benefits of that transformation, they have to understand the different technological approaches to SDN and measure those approaches against their companies' own needs and goals. This report will help."
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