The 2013 Guide, Part 4: planning for Network Virtualization and SDN

Over the last year, the hottest topics in networking have been Network Virtualization (NV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). There is, however, considerable confusion amongst enterprise IT organizations relative to these topics. There are many sources of that confusion, including the sheer number of vendors who have solutions that solve different problems using different solution architectures and technologies, all of whom claim to be offering SDN and/or NV solutions.