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5. - Who's who in the world of SDN: Read more in this section
- SDN vendors to consider
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- 1. - Network innovation leads to SDN basics
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- 3. - What to consider before selecting an SDN platform
Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series by Ethan Banks, which looks at the challenge of choosing an SDN product. Part one breaks down 14 questions buyers should pose to vendors before investing in their product.
Many companies are offering a wide array of SDN products. However, each SDN product strategy can differ radically from company to company. While some base their products on the traditional view of SDN, others offer software overlays with hypervisors that control the virtual network.
After determining your organizational needs and deciding on what you need out of an SDN, it's time to find a vendor whose SDN product works for you. Here is a representative list of companies that sell SDN products.
Adara Networks Inc.
Arista Networks Inc.
BigSwitch Networks Inc.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
Citrix Systems Inc.
Enterasys Networks Inc.
EstiNet Technologies Inc.
Extreme Networks Inc.
F5 Networks Inc.
Juniper Networks Inc.
One Convergence Inc.
Palo Alto Software Inc.
Pluribus Networks Inc.
Riverbed Technology Inc.
Silver Peak Inc.
vARMOUR Networks Inc.
Vello Systems Inc.