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Pica8 Executive Says Ease of Migration Will Play Pivotal Role for Software-Defined Networking in 2015

At a forum held today for investment professionals, including buy side portfolio managers, analysts, company CxOs and others, Steve Garrison, vice president of marketing at Pica8, told attendees that vendors’ ability to make data center migration from traditional to software-defined networking (SDN) seamless and effective will be as important as any key technology advances seen in 2015.

Speaking on a panel at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Garrison said that while data center and service providers intellectually understand and see the value of SDN, they are still awaiting a proven, reliable migration path that can both improve network performance and provide a compelling financial case.

“In 2015, the SDN and NFV vendors that gain the most traction will deliver compelling technology that moves people beyond window shopping to where they want to test-drive it and see how it can help them deliver value to their customers,” said Garrison.

About Pica8, Inc.
Pica8 pioneered open networking with PicOS™, the first network operating system that enables customers to easily migrate from conventional networking to software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity bare metal switches. PicOS supports all major routing and switching protocols and delivers SDN solutions through Pica8’s adoption of Open-vSwitch (OVS). Pica8 can provide PicOS, switching hardware or both in a fully integrated package as part of an end-to-end data center SDN solution, and makes adopting SDN easy with a Starter Kit that enables deployment in hours rather than months. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow @pica8 on Twitter.

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