Midokura, a global startup focused on network virtualization, announced four predictions for the year ahead in IT, network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN). According to a release, these predictions are bolstered by already emerging trends in the industry and based on the company's interactions with customers, partners, analysts and industry experts from around the globe.
Midokura noted its four predictions for 2014 are:
1. Shared network resources means policies will become significantly more important
It is becoming an increasingly shared-resource, time-sharing- like world, so the industry will start to recognize all of the implications in the networking and application realms. Wheel of Reincarnation was a phrase used in computer graphics where systems designs swing back and forth like a pendulum. A similar turn of the wheel is happening today due to cloud computing where people share computer resources, much like in the time-sharing days, when people logged into multi-user operating systems from terminals. Instead of terminals, people now use web browsers, RESTful API clients, or whatever fits their needs, but the fundamental issue is the same: more sharing.
2. Applications will matter more
Due to the increasing level of sharing, notions such as Quality of Service and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) will become even more important in shared infrastructure environments. This has always been a concern in networking, but in 2014, people will realize that tying application performance policy to networking becomes very important. Initiatives such as
2013 was the year of Software-Defined-Everything. This includes the
4. Network virtualization will move beyond POC and pilot stages
IT groups spent 2013 examining network virtualization in a test- phase, but they will start to put serious effort into putting it into production class environments in the new year. This is a simple prediction -- and it's hard to put numbers on the level of adoption, but the same cycle of curiosity, skepticism, "show me", and "put into production" has occurred with adoption of compute virtualization, and will occur in network virtualization in 2014.
"2013 was a time of innovation, especially with regards to virtualization and the network. In 2014, we can expect the network virtualization and SDN buzz to continue on strong and become more than just buzz words. We envision 2014 will be the year of education and proof points, the industry will truly begin to understand the benefits of this market-changing technology. Additionally, we expect that networking will be a key ingredient in supporting the policies of application owners," said
Midokura added it recently announced a new release of its flagship product, MidoNet. MidoNet is a distributed, multi-layer network virtualization solution specifically designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Midokura's approach not only adds automation that significantly reduces the human cost (OPEX) of managing the network, but also impacts the overall economics of cloud computing (CAPEX) by simplifying network requirements.
Midokura is a company focused on network virtualization.
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Midokura, a global startup focused on network virtualization, announced four predictions for the year ahead in IT, network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN).
According to a release, these predictions are bolstered by already emerging trends in the industry and based on the company's interactions with customers, partners, analysts and industry experts from around the globe.