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OUTLOOK 2013 - ILLUSTRATION: Skip Sterling
Windows Server 2012 Gigabit Wi-Fi BYOD
Software defined networking OpenStack

Technologies to watch 2013: Cisco products, more maturity for SDNs

Advances in OpenFlow, APIs, applications and implementations expected next year

By , Network World
January 02, 2013 06:03 AM ET

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Adara's Johnson believes any disruption to SDN's momentum will be market-driven, not technological.

"If anything derails SDN, it will be that it gets subsumed," he says. "Large vendors...may subsume all of the technological innovations to the point where the innovations really didn't come from [the developers]. When you incorporate it into a larger mix of platforms and provide a set of customizable capabilities, that may be enough to stop the innovation."

Read the rest of the technologies to watch package on: Windows Server 2012, mobile device management, Gigabit Wi-Fi and OpenStack.

Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 25 years, 21 at Network World. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy.

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