Cisco, Verizon, Versa: SDN in the Real World

Despite the hype, there are actually very few true SDN networks deployed. So what’s really going on out there?

October 10, 2017

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Cisco, Verizon, Versa: SDN in the Real World

Do you struggle to explain the importance of software-defined networking (SDN) to internal and customer stakeholders? In this Report we delve into real-life projects undertaken by Cisco partner Trace3, Verizon and Versa in tandem with VergX.

Takeaways for Your Business

Lessons learned from these three projects include:

  • Taking full advantage of the services aspect of SDN can earn you trusted adviser status and bring customers into the digital age.

  • Partners should look to carriers, which have an incentive to keep their offerings hardware-agnostic and focused on MRR.

  • You can get an early win with SD-WAN. Save eye-opening amounts of money while boosting the performance of cloud services, and you’ll earn more transformation business.

About the Author

Jeffrey Burt has been a journalist for three decades, with more than half that time spent covering enterprise technology for eWeek. During his years as a senior editor, Burt wrote about all things data center, including processors, GPUs, servers and networking gear, as well as PCs, collaboration tools, virtualization, the cloud, SDN and, more recently, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and autonomous vehicles. He continues to write about technology for a variety of publications.

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