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[March 22, 2019]

$28.8 Bn Software Defined Networking Market - Global Forecast to 2023

DUBLIN, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Software Defined Networking Market by SDN Type (Open SDN, SDN via Overlay, and SDN via API), Component (Solutions and Services), End User (Data Centers, Service Providers, and Enterprises), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to's offering. 

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The global SDN market size is projected to grow from USD 8.82 billion in 2018 to USD 28.8 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.8% from 2018 to 2023.

The exponential increase in the size and complexity of network infrastructures in the past decade created a need for solutions to simplify and efficiently manage the entire network and the Increasing demand for cloud services, data center consolidation, and server virtualization are projected to drive the growth of the market across the globe. However, there are security concerns as a centralized controller can be the single point of attack and failure for SDN networks could restrict the growth of the market.

Based on type, the SDN via API segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The SDN via API segment is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, as it enables the operators to manage the entire network and devices consistently, regardless of the complexity of the underlying network technology. Additionally, the open APIs support a wide range of applications, including cloud orchestration, OSS/BSS, SaaS, and business-critical networked apps.

By end users, the data center segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The data center segment is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, owing to the increasing adoption of SDN in the evolving software-defined data center (SDDC). The rising usage of SDN in the data centers for handling congestion, gaining visibility and control over the flows in a network, and managing the throughput and connectivity is leading the market growth.

The APAC SDN market to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The APAC SDN market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the increasing adoption of SDN solutions and services in China and Japan. Moreover, the growing 4G network, rising broadband connectivity, and the presence of a large number of data centers are also driving the market.

The major vendors of SDN solutions and services considered for the study include Cisco (US), VMware (US), Huawei (China), Ciena (US), HPE (US), Juniper Networks (US), NEC (Japan), Extreme Networks (US), Big Switch (US), Pluribus (US), Nokia (Finland), Cumulus (US), Nokia (Finland), Arista (US), and Dell (US).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Global SDN Market
4.2 Software-defined networking market, By Type, 2018
4.3 Asia Pacific: SDN Market, By Type and End User, 2018

5 Market Overview and Industry Trends
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Need for Advanced Network Management System to Handle the Increasing Network Traffic and Complexity Increase in Demand for Enterprise Mobility to Enhance Productivity, Especially for Field-Based Services Increasing Demand for Cloud Services, Data Center Consolidation, and Server Virtualization Increasing Demand for Network Virtualization and Automation
5.2.2 Restraints Security Concerns as A Centralized Controller Can Be the Single Point of Attack and Failure for SDN Networks
5.2.3 Opportunities Increasing Utilization of White-Box Switches for SDN Deployment Adoption of SDN for IoT Increase in Demand for Private Cloud Development of Open Source SDN
5.2.4 Challenges Reliability Concerns for SDN Network Balancing Network Infrastructure Between Traditional and SDN Technology

6 SDN Market, By SDN Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Open SDN
6.2.1 A Large Number of Service Providers to Opt for Open SDN
6.3 SDN Via API
6.3.1 Growing Proliferation of SDN Among Enterprises to Drive SDN Via API Market
6.4 SDN Via Overlay
6.4.1 Data Centers to Be the Major End Users for SDN Via Overlay

7 SDN Market, By Component
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Solutions
7.2.1 Controller Plane SDN Controllers to Gain Traction Owing to the Large Number of Network Transformations
7.2.2 Data Plane Proliferation of Hypervisor Switches to Drive the Market for Data Plane Solutions
7.2.3 Management Plane Increasing Number of Networking Applications Driving the Market Growth of Management Solutions
7.3 Services
7.3.1 Consulting Enterprises to Adopt Consulting Services for Eliminating Network Complexities
7.3.2 Implementation Network Optimization to Drive the Demand for Implementation Services
7.3.3 Training and Support Complexities While Implementing SDN Solutions to Bolster the Adoption of Training and Support Services

8 SDN Market, By End User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Data Centers
8.2.1 Data Centers Primarily Relying on Software-Defined Ecosystem to Maintain Network Agility
8.3 Service Providers
8.3.1 Deployment of Open SDN to Be Driven By the Service Providers
8.4 Enterprises
8.4.1 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance Agile Networking Infrastructure Becoming Mandatory for BFSI Vertical to Cope-Up With the Ever-Increasing Network Traffic Through Financial Transactions
8.4.2 Manufacturing The Large Number of Connected Assets Generating the Need for Agile Networking in Manufacturing Vertical
8.4.3 Retail Increased Cloud Dependency of the Retail Vertical to Drive Its Market Growth
8.4.4 Healthcare Need to Manage the Large Number of Connected Infrastructures Within Healthcare Vertical Driving the Adoption of Software Defined Ecosystem
8.4.5 Education A Large Number of Universities Deploying SDN in Their Campuses to Offer Smooth Network Functionality
8.4.6 Government and Defense Government and Defense Sectors to Deploy SDN to Improve the Accessibility of Data and Systems
8.4.7 Others

9 SDN Market, By Region
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 United States Proliferation of SDN Within Enterprises to Drive the Market Growth
9.2.2 Canada Canada to Forecast Highest Growth Trend in North America in Terms of SDN Deployments
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 United Kingdom United Kingdom to Adopt SDN Solutions on A Large Scale in Europe Due to the Emergence of Cloud and Enterprise Mobility
9.3.2 Germany Germany to Grow at A Higher Growth Rate Owing to the High Demand for Managed SDN Services
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan Data Centers to Dominate the SDN Market in Japan
9.4.2 China Large Number of Enterprise-Base is to Affect the Chinese SDN Market
9.5 Rest of the World

10 Competitive Landscape
10.1 Competitive Leadership Mapping
10.1.1 Visionary Leaders
10.1.2 Innovators
10.1.3 Dynamic Differentiators
10.1.4 Emerging Companies
10.2 Strength of Product Portfolio (15 Players)
10.3 Business Strategy Excellence (15 Players)
10.4 Ranking of Key Players for the SDN Market, 2018

11 Company Profiles

  • Arista Networks
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Cumulus Networks
  • Extreme Networks
  • HPE
  • Huawei
  • Juniper Networks
  • NEC
  • Nokia
  • Oracle
  • Pica8
  • Pluribus Networks
  • VMware

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