Well, it seems to be going everywhere, but here are some guesses as to what might come of that.
Software-defined networking (SDN) rapidly expanded to take up nearly all of tech-industry journalism this year, at least in the networking sphere. Rather than make a year-end list out of it, I thought I'd share a few of the trends I'll be watching for.
For a more granular look at the subject, check out the SDN questions recently posed by Heavy Reading analyst Graham Finnie. I'll be watching the technology at the nuts-and-bolts level as well, but I kept this list rather high-level, looking mostly at business implications.
Where did I miss the mark? Talk it out on the message boards below. SDN is still morphing, so there's plenty to debate.