"They still have to build a viable business model," Skorupa says, especially with many vendors expected to eventually internally develop their own OpenFlow controllers, like HP did.
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Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 25 years, 21 at Network World. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy.
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