SDN was still considered crazy technology when I was hired at Light Reading almost 18 months ago, espoused by engineers with no idea how the real world of business worked.
Now, SDN is inevitable. Service providers and vendors without SDN strategies face questions about whether they’re prepared for the future. Companies that are well on their way to implementing SDN — like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) — are considered to have a commanding competitive lead. (See AT&T: SDN Is Slashing Provisioning Cycle Times by up to 95% and Metaswitch Relishes ‘Disruptor’ Role at AT&T.)