2016 SDN Trends: The Year of the Software-Defined WAN


In 2015, the networking world was abuzz about software-defined WAN and its potential. The buzz remained — and perhaps intensified — throughout 2016, as more enterprises deployed SD-WAN technology and the potential became reality.

It comes as little surprise, then, that SD-WAN was a consistent and popular topic in SearchSDN’s news and commentary throughout the year. Other percolating software-defined networking (SDN) trends were open source SDN, Cisco ACI versus VMware NSX, DevOps and training for the software-defined future. Here’s a glimpse into some of the SDN trends we covered throughout 2016.

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