SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — announces the availability of a new report: 2017 Open Source in Networking.

Networking has been transformed with the advent of SDN (software-defined networking) and NFV (network functions virtualizations). What has traditionally been a closed and proprietary environment dominated by a few vendors has opened up to innovation and a much more rapid pace of development than in past decades.

Major cloud service providers like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, communications service providers including AT&T and Telefonica and large enterprises are building their networking infrastructure with open-source networking solutions. From SDN controllers, to virtual switches and routers, to network operating systems on white box switches, even to the orchestration and monitoring systems, open source now plays a major role. Open source has even spread to hardware platforms with the rise of the Open Compute Project (OCP).

To help executives and infrastructure architects navigate the current market landscape, understand best practices, and provide key information on how they should best formulate their own open-source networking strategy, SDxCentral has published a new report, the 2017 Open Source in Networking Report, which provides a primer in open-source networking, lays out the benefits and challenges, and maps out the top open-source projects impacting networking today.

The report also includes key findings from a survey conducted by SDxCentral’s research team with select members of the SDxCentral community. This report is complimentary and available for download at Vendors who are interested in participating in future versions of this report and other reports published by can contact us at

Report Table of Contents

– Executive Summary
– Introduction to Open Source in Networking
– Why Open Source for Networking?
– Open Networking Evolution
– The Role of Open Source in Networking
– Best Practices for Open Source
– Open Source in Networking Foundations
– Open Source in Networking Landscape
– Open Source in Networking Reader Survey Results
– What Lies Ahead for Open Source in Networking
– Open-Source Networking Projects and Related Vendor Products

Covered Companies and Organizations

Apache Software Foundation, Buoyant, Covalent, CZ.NIC, Digital Ocean, ETSI, Facebook, Faucet, GoBGP, Intel, HAProxy, Juniper Networks, Linux Foundation, MEF, Microsoft, NGINX, NTT, Open Compute Project (OCP), OpenConfig, OpenDataPlane, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), OpenStack Foundation,, Telecom Infra Project, Tigera, and VMware.

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