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Back in 2011, Marc Andressen famously made the statement “software is eating the world.” The network is now on software’s plate. We are seeing software-defined networking and software-defined storage starting to come into the mainstream, joining software-defined servers—or what has traditionally been called “virtualization.” As infrastructure starts to become more amorphous as to virtualized software layers to help drive agility, managing all of the devices underneath becomes even more difficult. Networking companies like #A10, #Arista Networks, #Cisco Systems, #Fortinet, #Juniper Networks and #PaloAlto Networks are bringing network devices to the market, but they need to be managed, and administrators just want to pull it all together easily, preferably with a single tool.

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