Table of Contents:

1 Introduction
1.1 Topics Covered
1.2 Key Findings
1.3 Target Audience
1.4 Companies Researched
2 SDN Technical Brief
2.1 The Evolution of the Internet
2.2 The History of SDN
2.3 What Is SDN?
2.4 SDN Switches
2.5 Controller
2.6 SDN Applications
2.7 Deploying SDN
2.8 Network Function Virtualization
3 Standards and Open Source
3.1 OpenFlow
3.2 Open Source SDN Controllers
3.3 Open SDN Switches
3.4 Languages
4 SDN Trends
4.1 SDN Selling Proposition
4.2 SDN Restraints
4.3 The Blue and Red Scenario
4.4 Evaluating SDN Interest Level
5 Service Provider SDN Strategies
5.1 The Case for SDN
5.2 The Service Provider Dilemma
5.3 Service Provider Case Studies
5.3.1 AT&T
5.3.2 NTT
5.3.3 Orange
5.3.4 Telefonica
5.3.5 Other Service Providers
6 SDN Vendor Strategies
6.1 SDN Challenges Business Models
6.2 The Vendor Dilemma
6.3 The SDN Vendor Landscape
6.4 SDN Vendor Case Studies
6.4.1 Accenture
6.4.2 Alcatel-Lucent
6.4.3 Big switch
6.4.4 Brocade
6.4.5 Cisco
6.4.6 Dell
6.4.7 Ericsson
6.4.8 Hewlett-Packard
6.4.9 Huawei
6.4.10 IBM
6.4.11 Juniper
6.4.12 NEC
6.4.13 Nokia
6.4.14 Oracle
6.4.15 Other Vendors
7 Enterprise SDN Strategies
7.1 The Case For Enterprise SDN
7.2 Enterprise Case Studies
7.2.1 Facebook
7.2.2 Goldman Sachs
7.2.3 Google
7.2.4 Microsoft
8 Market Outlook and Forecasts
8.1 Our Forecast
8.2 Regional Differences
9 Migrating to SDN
9.1 Business Over Technology
9.2 Agile Migration 6
9.3 The Migration Process
10 Appendix
10.1 Research Methodology
10.2 Glossary

Figures

Figure 1: Milestones in the history of the Internet
Figure 2: Primary SDN Function: Centralizing Control
Figure 3: Ethernet Switch Exterior
Figure 4: Coordination between SDN Controllers
Figure 5: Network Function Virtualization
Figure 6: Basic OpenFlow Messages
Figure 7: Virtualized SDN Router
Figure 8: Interest in Open SDN
Figure 9: Interest in SDN Vendors
Figure 10: Multi-level Networks with SDN Control
Figure 11: Facebook's Wedge Switch - A Component of the 6-Pack
Figure 12: Network Topology with Centralized Control
Figure 13: SDN Market Forecast 2016 - 2020
Figure 14: Full, Mixed and Hybrid SDN