25 April 2012

NetEvents APAC Press Summit, Hong Kong - Day 1 - Debate 1 Summary

Software Defined Networking - is it really the future of networking?
Following directly on from the keynote, this panel included Pearson, as well as Bruce Bateman, networking evangelist at Dell, and Atsushi Itwata, from NEC's cloud system research laboratories.

Dubash prefaced the discussion with a short presentation by providing some market statistics on the size of the incumbent market giants, such as Cisco, and asking whether the proprietary networking companies could continue to rule.

He then asked the panel questions about that issue, about migration to an SDN, management issues, the interaction with storage systems, and about the future of SDN.

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