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Research Report: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks

The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management

Enterprise Management Associates surveyed early SDN adopters to understand how organizations are using SDN, network virtualization, and NFV.

This research summary highlights some of the results of that study, including the finding that the majority of enterprises and service providers have discovered that their existing network engineering, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools do not fully support SDN, NFV, and network virtualization.

Key Learnings

  • What Is SDN? A Central Controller and Low-Cost Hardware
  • Impacts of SDN on Enterprise Network Management
  • Service-Provider SDN Adoption and Network Management Impacts


Written By Shamus McGillicuddy

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies.