Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market trends and training for Engineers
For those who are new with the term, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) enables directly programmable network control for applications and network services. The SDN infrastructure accomplishes that by decoupling network control and forwarding functions from physical hardware such as routers and switches to create a more manageable and dynamic network infrastructure.
The last trends show that the global Software-Defined Networking market is expected to grow from 13.7 billion dollars in 2020 to 32.7 billion dollars by 2025, according to market research firm Markets and Markets. This is a 19% growth per year during the forecast period, providing great opportunities for all stakeholders involved, especially in North America.
COVID-19 has had a big impact on the SDN market, as it has forced us to work from home and that has caused a surge on the Internet globally. This surge in usage has led IT infrastructure providers’ giants, among other enterprises, to switch from traditional network management to SDN technology for end-to-end network and service management and control.
In other words, this translates into lots of opportunities for those who are starting a career (or already are) in the Network Engineering field. Hence, whether you are a System Engineer, Software Engineer, Storage Administrator, Network Engineer/Administrator and/or want to become an SDN Engineer, there are 80,000+ open positions available worldwide only on LinkedIn, and half of them are Entry-Level. Here at The Trainee’s Corner, as specialists in providing career and training advice, we recommend you to check out the following free and paid e-learning resources in order to get the required skills in SDN technology.
Software-Defined Networking training:
- Software Defined Networking – The University of Chicago
- Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies – The Linux Foundation
- Software-Defined Networking – LinkedIn Learning Courses
- Computer Networking – Georgia Tech
- Complete, practical SDN and OpenFlow Fundamentals – Udemy
- Network Transformation 101 – Intel® Network Academy