With the astounding amount of data generated, mobile devices, cloud computing, and social media are pushing traditional networks to their limit. There is an increased need for advanced network infrastructures to manage this huge amount of data. Computing and storage have benefitted with the innovations in automation and virtualization; however, these benefits are suppressed by the limitations in network capabilities. SDN has the potential to revolutionize the legacy data centers by offering an efficient way to control network operations. Software defined networking (SDN) technology is a programmatic approach for virtually controlling, changing and managing the network behavior through software. SDN helps administrators and network engineers to swiftly respond to the changing business requirements through centralized control. Software defined networking comprises multiple network technologies that are designed to make network more flexible and alert to support storage infrastructure of modern data center. SDN offers a centralized, programmable network that ca dynamically match the changing business requirements and offers benefits such as reduced capital expenditure, reduced operating expenditure, directly programmable, offers centralized management and optimization, enables innovation and delivers agility and flexibility. The global software defined networking market is expected to grow at an astonishing CAGR of around 47% during the period from 2016 to 2022 and reach the market size of more than $130 billion.
North America was the largest market for software defined networking in 2015 and the region is expected to maintain its leading position throughout the forecast period. North America is one of the early adopters of SDN technology and it is being extensively adopted in various industry verticals including healthcare, BFSI, IT, energy, telecom and others. One of the major reasons for the higher adoption of this technology is the high standardization offered by this technology. Cloud computing, mobility services, and network virtualization are adopted by numerous players in North America at early stage, which further justifies the high share of this region in global SDN market.
The market research study on “Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market (Solutions: Physical Network Infrastructure, Virtualization and Control Software, Professional Services, SDN Applications and Network Services; End-user: Telecom Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers, Enterprises; Vertical: IT, Consumer Goods, BFSI, Defense, Telecom, Healthcare, Others) – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2015-2022” offers a detailed study on the global market entailing insights on its different market segments. The report provides an insight on global SDN market, applications, classifications and industry chain analysis. The report covers the basic development policies and layouts of technology development processes. Secondly, the report covers the global SDN market size, and the segment markets by solutions, end users, verticals, and geography along with the information on companies operating in the market. The SDN market analysis is provided for major regional markets including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Rest of the World. For each region, the market size for solutions, end users, and vertical segments are analyzed in the report.
The global software defined networking (SDN) market is segmented as below:
Market By Solutions
- Physical network infrastructure
- Virtualization and control software
- Professional services
- SDN applications and network services
Market By End User
- Telecom service providers
- Cloud service providers
Market By Vertical:
- Consumer goods
Market By Geography:
- North America
- Rest of the World
(Country analysis can be provided on request)
Some of the leading companies operating in global software defined networking market include Dell Inc., Big Switch Networks Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., IBM Corporation, Juniper Networks Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, NEC Corporation, VMware Inc., Brocade Communications Systems Inc., and Extreme Networks Inc. among others.