Video: The tech trend for the next decade

There’s a new buzz phrase out of technology that few understand but everyone will be talking about: software-defined networking. The field had time to shine recently, as VMware hosted its VMworld event and was able to talk about its recent US$1.26 billion acquisition of Nicira, a leader in the software-defined networking space.

Since the field threatens the status quo of existing networking giants, Cisco has seen sell-offs in the wake of VMware’s acquisition of Nicira. Yet showing the coming complexity of the field, at VMworld, Cisco and VMware signed an expanded partnership between the two in software-defined networking.

However, is VMware’s an example of genuine partnership, or of keeping your future enemies close? As seen in the following video, Senior Technology Analyst Eric Bleeker notes there’s a long way to go before we know what final form software-defined networking takes. However, as VMware doesn’t have hardware of its own to be commoditised, that’s the company he’d be most comfortable owning in the field. To see his full thoughts, watch the video.

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