Networking Professionals Want Open Source SDN

The OpenDaylight-sponsored study also found that 95 percent of the study’s respondents want their SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology to include open source.

Neela Jacques, executive director of the OpenDaylight Project, told Enterprise Networking Planet that what struck him most about the study is that the majority of respondents want open source in their SDN/NFV solutions to avoid vendor lock-in. That said, 76 percent of those people prefer to consume open source through commercial vendors.