Cisco takes early lead in SDN thought leadership

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Everyone is vying to become the leader is the world of Software Defined Networking, but according to Network World’s 2014 survey of nearly 300 IT execs, the race is extremely wide open.

While it’s clearly early in the SDN adoption cycle, a full 30% of respondents to the 2014 State of the Network survey said they had deployed at least some form of SDN – 14% in the data center, 10% in the WAN and 6% in both. Nearly half of respondents said they intend to implement SDN within three years.

But which SDN vendor will they go with?

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