I'd love to watch Gartner put tech in a blender to generate reports like this...not.
Fibre channel over Ethernet is obsolete and software-defined networking is making users grumpy rather than delivering promised benefits, according to the new networking version of Gartner's Hype Cycle. The document reckons Wi-Fi's next variant, 802.11ac Wave 2, is just half-way up Gartner's famed hype curve, but Wave 1 and 802 …
Not sure I agree entirely with this assessment. My biggest gripe is that, in the context of this report at least, SDN is touted as a standardised piece of tech. It's really not. Sure, the big boys are stating that their fancy pants hardware does support Openflow, but ultimately they are pushing their proprietary SDN solution (which is, of course, better?).
5-10 years until the SDN dust settles and then we might appreciate more realistic expectations.
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