by Steve Harriman, VP of Marketing - November 18, 2014
For the second consecutive year, Packet Design surveyed attendees of the SDN/MPLS International Conference in Washington, D.C. about SDN adoption, business drivers, and concerns. The answers – mostly from service providers – were very interesting compared to the 2013 survey. Overall, use of SDN in production networks is up, but so are concerns about everything from industry standards to management skills to tools. Here’s a rundown of the results (also summarized in our announcement).
Production SDNs Increase
More than half of this year’s survey respondents (53 percent) said they have some production SDN deployed, compared to only 19 percent of survey respondents in 2013. Of those, about 42 percent have up to 25 percent of their networks SDN-enabled. Only 11 percent indicated having between 26 and 75 percent of their networks as production SDN.
Business Agility, New Services Up as Top Business Drivers
The number of survey respondents who consider “agility to respond faster to business demands” as their number one driver jumped by 150 percent (65 percent in 2014 vs. only 26 percent in 2013). Nearly Continue reading