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Competitive Landscape: How CSP SDN and NFV Solutions Can Extend Beyond the Data Center

Published: 13 November 2014

ID: G00260615

Analyst(s): Akshay K. Sharma, Deborah Kish


Software-defined networking and network function virtualization could revolutionize communication service providers' businesses. Equipment vendors' technology officers and product architects should consider the evolving vendor landscape and newer de facto standards being created.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Consolidation Is Underway
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Brocade
    • Cisco
    • Citrix
    • Ericsson
    • F5
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • NEC
    • Nokia
    • Oracle
    • VMware
  • References and Methodology
  • Appendix
    • Technology Background

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