The networking world has always had a tendency to get carried away with new trends and technologies.
Many of these technologies are simply re-inventions with new names, which forget to focus on the basics of efficiently running a corporate network.
Whether that network now resides in the physical corporate offices, some other datacentre or public/private cloud is largely irrelevant.
What is important is to see the take-up of new, relevant technologies that improve networking beyond where it is today.
Here, we look at a few examples of these technologies.
We also look at what some of the more established suppliers are doing to re-invent their offerings.
By Steve Broadhead. #SDN being one of them.