With the Open Networking Summit around the corner, the Open Networking Foundation recently compiled industry expert analysis and reports to gauge SDN market growth and SDN benefits in carrier and enterprise networks.
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Publishing these results in an infographic, the ONF details predicted growth of the SDN market through 2016 and shows that IT pros believe SDN will result in stronger network utilization and efficiency.
Among the stats in the infographic: SDN will result in an estimated $30 million in savings in large data centers. Additionally, 85% of companies report being in the "research stage" of SDN, while nine of out 10 network security vendors are planning to support OpenFlow within the next two years. About 40% of IT pros plan on embracing SDN within the next 24 months, and many see SDN and virtualization dramatically shifting mobile operator costs and accelerating service offerings within the next decade.