Webinar: Mohr Davidow's Jim Smith to Discuss SDN: A New Networking Paradigm that will Propel the Telecom Industry

July 15, 2013
The advent of SDN (Software Defined Networking) is proving to be a disruptive force in the networking market. SDN represents an architectural approach to cleanly separate the control and data functions of a switch or a router. Even though mass adoption is still two to three years away, the impacts are already being felt in the industry as witnessed by the tremendous venture capital investment made in this space and over $1.5 billion spent in SDN company mergers and acquisitions.
In this webinar, we will examine the following SDN-related topics:

• SDN: evolutionary or revolutionary?
• Drivers & restraints
• Use cases
• Market timing and an early attempt at market sizing
• Competitive landscape: distinct strategies taken by established vendors and new startups
• The role of the OpenFlow standard
• Early adopters: data centers and enterprises
• Enterprise, cloud and service provider impacts
• Software-only SDN: will this solution enjoy a broad adoption?
• Implications to existing vendors: will SDN commoditize existing vendors’ hardware?
• VC investment spurring growth: over 225 SDN vendors today
• Future outlook

SDN is yet another instance of the ongoing phenomenon of the “ITfication” of the telecom industry that will make its presence felt over the next few years.


Event Information
SDN: A New Networking Paradigm that will Propel the Telecom Industry
July 16, 2013

Speaker(s) Panel
Jim Smith, Mohr Davidow; Ronald Gruia, Director, Frost & Sullivan; Mouli Radhakrishnan, Aryaka