SDN World 2013: Cisco goes with the flow
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"Our customers expect us to lead in this space," says Christian Martin, Senior Director of engineering at Cisco. To that end the networking giant views SDN as a valuable development driven, in the main, by the "phenomenal" growth of cloud virtualisation and multi-tenancy. He tells Martyn Warwick that SDN as far more than just OSS Mk 2. But neither, unsurprisingly, is he braced for wholesale commoditisation - things like firewalls can be virtualised or commoditised, but not high end routers or optical systems.. not for a while yet.