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Oracle Enters SDN Technology

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Portland: The multibillion Oracle Corporation is buying Corente, maker of SDN (Software Defined Networking) technology for Wide Area Networks. With Corente, Oracle will have a group of network virtualization products extending their networks from Local Area Network (LAN) to Wide Area Network (WAN). With Corente’s Deal, Oracle would turn out to be one shop stop for cloud computing and services to the cloud service provider.

According to Oracle, Corente makes difficult work easier and faster. The company’s acquisition will strengthen its presence in the SDN market, which is touted as the next sweet spot that enterprises look forward to. According to a study conducted by Enterprise strategy Group, 27 percent organizations are using SDN strategy. Industry giants such as Cisco Systems and Brocade are also using SDN. Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp., an independent consulting firm believes that SDN adoption will spike significantly by 2015.

Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group claims that SDN actually represents a change in the way networks are architected. He says "The goal is to create a far more agile and responsive network infrastructure that dramatically reduces the time required to provision the network and a variety of network services. If successful, SDN has the potential to enable the network to match the virtualized server environment in terms of speed and delivery of services."

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