Networking M&A, Cisco, SD-WAN grabbed network headlines in 2016
The networking industry made some significant adjustments in 2016 to combat the rising tide of emerging technology like software-defined WAN, the internet of things and vendors shifted their focus toward software and security.
The vendor landscape itself was shaken up in 2016 as networking giant Cisco Systems restructured itself, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba Networks finally hit its stride, and wild M&A deals between the likes of Polycom and Mitel Networks as well as Brocade Communications and Ruckus Wireless stunned the channel community. What a year it's been.
CRN USA breaks down the 10 biggest networking stories of 2016 that captured the network world's attention.