So will SDN in fact make networking professionals homeless?
The answer from the Interop panel is a definite no. Chubirka said that SDN neither increases or decreases the need for networking professionals. In her view, skills and professionals will just migrate to the SDN world.
Ferro said that SDN, in his view, has never been about reducing the number of people in networking.
“Enterprises are looking to extract value from the network and not reduce it,” Ferro said.