Gartner Research

How to Make a Path to SDN Success

Published: 25 January 2016

ID: G00290968

Analyst(s): Danilo Ciscato, Andrew Lerner


Mainstream enterprises should start taking advantage of the new capabilities being delivered by software-defined networking architectures. This research identifies a pragmatic roadmap for infrastructure and operations leaders to leverage the benefits associated with SDN.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Look Beyond Just Agility When Considering SDN
    • Today's Focus: Agility, Management and Cost
    • Longer-Term Benefits
  • Deploy SDN Opportunistically and Pragmatically
  • Enable Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Allocate Resources to Investigate SDN
  • Ensure That New Network Switching Investments Include SDN Capability

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