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SDN: Who’s the Market Leader (And Does It Matter)?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – The VAR Guy’s head is spinning. Just about every major networking company — Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and more — claims to lead the software-defined networking (SDN) market. That leadership either involves shipping products, overall vision or both. The big questions: Are customers really asking for SDN solutions, and do channel partners know how to sell and support them? The chatter extends beyond SDN to software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined datacenters (SDDC). VMware has (IT news)