Should developers wait for standardised SDN APIs, or move fast and create their own?

Martyn Warwick
By Martyn Warwick

Jun 20, 2014

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Jon Vestal, VP Product Architecture, Pacnet

APIs provide a way to access and control network functions. They enable partners to programmatically control a system, allowing an application to communicate with a network's back-end system. But are standard APIs best, or should vendors move fast and create their own? Can the industry afford to wait for the standardisation process?

Filmed at: Network Virtualization & SDN World Congress, London, 27 May 2014

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