SDN, SD-WAN and FCoE on Gartner Networking Hype Cycle
Gartner has updated their networking hype cycle. Not surprisingly:
- Ethernet switching fabrics are on the slope of enlightenment (finally – we’ve been educating networking engineers on what they really are for half a decade);
- SDN is well on its way into the trough of disillusionment (shameless plug: I guess not enough people attended real-life SDN workshops) and whitebox switching is going the same way;
- SD-WAN is nearing the peak of inflated expectations;
- FCoE and Long-Distance vMotion will be dead before they reach the plateau.
Gartner won’t give you free access to the graph, but you’ll find it in an article published on The Register.