IRG Press Release



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Launches Report
on OpenFlow with Free Webinar

Peter Christy to review a year of conversations with industry leaders
about the coming OpenFlow revolution in network architecture.

Los Altos, CA – December 16, 2010 – The Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of its latest report on technology infrastructure, entitled OpenFlow: Symptoms of a Network Architecture Revolution?, which principal Peter Christy discusses in a free replay of his January 6, 2011 webinar (see details below).

OpenFlow started as an effort among leading network researchers to make it easier to build and test research networks at a real-world scale. It has grown to become an initiative with major economic implications for large data center design and operation, and beyond.

“There aren’t many people familiar with OpenFlow,” says Christy, co-founder of IRG. “But you can bet that John Chambers, Bob Muglia, Mark Hurd, Paul Maritz and the leading VC’s are paying it deep attention. It’s going to change the game radically, starting with the large data centers that anchor cloud computing.”

The report furnishes the reader with an introduction to OpenFlow as well as a deeper look into what leading people and companies are thinking and doing about it. It makes clear the economic drivers behind OpenFlow, where it’s likely to have the earliest impact, and some of the ways it will be changing the network architecture the world has depended on for forty years.

The study is available now. You can download a table of contents for this study by clicking here.

In the webinar, Christy will review his findings and furnish highlights of his conversations with industry leaders about OpenFlow.

Registration for a webinar replay is free; click here to sign in.

The report OpenFlow: A Revolution in Network Architecture including private meetings with IRG industry analysts on what you can expect from OpenFlow in 2011, is $2,500.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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