Cisco Australia and New Zealand’s CTO wrote some predictions for 2013:
Software is unquestionably becoming more pervasive, more enabling and more promising. However, software still needs hardware on which to run (often quite specialised hardware). Software-defined apps and ecosystems are in their infancy. Realistically, this will NOT be the year of SDN; however, plenty of research and work will take place.
This explains very well why Cisco is slow with bringing SDN to the market and proofs my point in yesterday’s post. I might even agree with his stand. I think 2013 will be the year where SDN has to proof it’s self. And in if so, 2014 might be the year of SDN, or the year of it’s demise.