The Next Network Revolution
Some of the biggest network operators and content providers have formed a group to set standards for software-defined networking.
Seventeen organizations have formed The Open Networking Foundation to set standards for software-defined networking, which would give network operators the ability to virtualize network resources. According to this report on IT World, the next revolution in networking is still months away.
"The Open Networking Foundation, which includes Cisco Systems Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., Brocade, IBM, Citrix Inc., Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, are taking six years of university lab work to finalize the open building blocks of whats being called software defined networking."