No Surprise: OpenDaylight Sees Demand for Open-Source SDN
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From a deployment perspective, over half of the study's 600 respondents indicated that they have plans to deploy SDN and NFV in 2014. The OpenDaylight study stands in sharp contrast to a study released at the end of 2013 by QuinStreet Enterprise, publisher of this site, which found that only 15 percent of organizations plan to deploy SDN in 2014.
The OpenDaylight-sponsored study also found that 95 percent of the study's respondents want their SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology to include open source.
Neela Jacques, executive director of the OpenDaylight Project, told Enterprise Networking Planet that what struck him most about the study is that the majority of respondents want open source in their SDN/NFV solutions to avoid vendor lock-in. That said, 76 percent of those people prefer to consume open source through commercial vendors.