Stop Thinking About SDN!

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In this episode of Network Matters with Ethan Banks, learn why Ethan's advice to most enterprises is to stop thinking about SDN. Rather than viewing SDN as a shrink-wrapped magic solution, Ethan explains why enterprises need to focus on their specific business problems and the networking products that can solve them – SDN or not.

Ethan is the co-host of the Future of Networking Summit at Interop Las Vegas. Learn more about the conference program or register for Interop, May 2-6 in Las Vegas.


Interoperability and Solutions Lock-In

I feel that you are correct. If the primary concern for avoiding solution lock-in is related to cost during a switch then, some level of lock-in will always take place. Because, in-house developers will consume capital to migrate the environment from one open source solution to another and the same will take place in an outsourced service firm is employed. Proprietary solutions included.
The winners in such a situation will be the players that offer the lowest cost and ease of communication.