Software-Defined Networking Requires Services-Defined Professional Services — Services Observations from the IDC SDN Survey
This IDC study highlights the rapidly emerging software-defined networking (SDN) market. As SDN vendors bring products and technologies to market, customers will have more choice in how they design and build their networks to achieve increased network agility, improved network performance, and greater operational efficiencies to help support expanding application workloads and competitive pressures.
"Services firms will be required to stay ahead of customer demand by defining professional services in support of their customer datacenter and application requirements. The hyperscale cloud service provider and the enterprise will look to third-party services firms to help guide them through network transformation and the adoption of SDN." — Leslie Rosenberg, research director, Network Life-Cycle Services, IDC