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Wanted: Real-World SDN Case-Studies

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 27, 2014  |  6 Comments

We are aiming to publish research identifying several successful real-world SDN implementations. Thus, if you know of any mainstream enterprise customers running SDN in production that are willing to speak with Gartner (named or un-named), please let me know (andrew.lerner@gartner.com).

The goal of this research is to identify tangible real-world benefits that have been realized from SDN implementations, and we’re aiming for 4-6 case-studies in which a mainstream organization has implemented SDN in production to solve a functional, financial or operational challenge. In the research, we will identify what the challenge was, how SDN solved it, the cost associated, and what alternatives were considered. Here’s an example of the type of research we are aiming to publish (based on the topic of NoSQL).

A Tour of NoSQL in Eight Use Cases

http://www.gartner.com/document/2673515

Thanks In Advance,

Andrew Lerner | andrew.lerner@gartner.com | @fast_lerner

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Andrew Lerner
Research Vice President
6+ years at Gartner
21 years IT Industry

Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research. He covers enterprise networking, including data center, campus and WAN with a focus on emerging technologies (SDN, SD-WAN, and Intent-based networking). Read Full Bio


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  6. We published this research today – thanks to all who provided input and real-world examples:

    Beyond the Hype: SDN Delivers Real-World Benefits in Mainstream Enterprises
    http://www.gartner.com/document/2874018



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