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[VIDEO] Martin Casado Co-Founder of Nicira Talks about SDN, Hype and Skynet

Martin Casado's thesis work at Stanford in 2005 is the beginning of the SDN revolution.. Casado went on to found Nicira Networks, a company acquired by VMware in 2012 for $1.26 billion.

While the work that Casado began at Stanford has helped to create the entire SDN revolution, he's no longer sure what the term actually means in the marketplace today.

"I actually don't know what SDN means anymore, to be honest," Casado said.

Casado noted that the term SDN was coined in 2009, and at the time, it did mean something fairly specific.

"Now it is just being used as a general term for networking, like all networking is SDN," Casado said. "SDN is now just an umbrella term for cool stuff in networking.

Watch the video interview with Casado below:


Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
OpenFlow Inventor Martin Casado on SDN, VMware, and Software Defined Networking Hype [VIDEO]

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.