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Which SDN solution is the right one for me?

This is a question I've been getting A LOT in the last few years, and even though it sounds rather simple, somehow it gets really complex to convince all the parties (Developers, Systems/Virtualization and Network engineers and the CEO/CTO) why the solution you're proposing is a perfect fit. There are 2 simple explanations for this:

A so-called "language barrier" between the different departments.SDN vendors being way too aggressive pushing their solution in the environments where it doesn't fit [understandable when you consider how much money they've invested in SDN, and with how much fear and hesitation the new clients are considering the migration of their production network to SDN].
What I want to try to do in this post is help you get a more objetive a non vendor-bias picture of the SDN solutions out there, and the environments each of them should be considered for.
*If you're not sure you understand the difference between Underlay and Overlay please …