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Software-Defined Networking: Technologies and Global Markets

Software-Defined Networking: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for software-defined networking (SDN) was nearly $1.9 billion in 2014. The market is expected to reach $56.1 billion by 2020 from nearly $2.4 billion in 2015, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 88.1% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:
An overview of the global markets for software-defined networking (SDN) defined as an abstraction layer that generates a logical form of physical networking hardware components such as switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPNs and several other connected workloads.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
An understanding of deployment benefits of SDN in enterprises, carriers and telecom operators, datacenter operators, cloud service providers and Internet service providers.
Analysis of the requirements, scale, and usage of SDN for different user segments, as well as identification of the needs and scope of SDN for each user segment.
Evaluation of
Next generation network architecture strategies
New API developments
New hardware devices and software platform developments
Virtualization and cloud based solutions
Coverage of key architecture components including SDN controllers, Southbound API's and Northbound API's.
Profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE OF REPORT

This report includes the study of 100 globally distributed companies offering SDN solutions. Through these 100 companies, BCC Research has been able to establish a market definition for SDN, SDN solutions offered, market segments covered and future growth of SDN. The report includes marketing strategies, product positioning strategies, merger and acquisition strategies, and use cases for SDN as well as projections for SDN through 2020.

This report covers commercial aspects of SDN rather than technical ones. Although the report provides information on the evolution of SDN and its architecture and components, the key focus is on its applications and markets.

The report covers the period from 2015 to 2020, with historical data from 2014. The report covers SDN adoption in major global regions such as North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific (APAC); and the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA). The report focuses on SDN vendors of controllers, SDN-enabled switches, and other hardware and applications. It discusses communities developing open source protocols and products that will help in enabling SDN. The report also details business sectors and service provider businesses such as Internet service providers (ISPs), carrier network providers, cloud computing services providers and data center service providers.

This report provides forecasts for three key business segments:
Cloud service providers.
Carriers.
Enterprises.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
INTRODUCING SDN
DEFINITION OF SDN
COMPANY/INSTITUTION DEFINITIONS OF SDN
TABLE 1 KEY DEFINITIONS OF SDN
ROLE OF SDN IN NETWORKING INDUSTRY
SDN BRINGS NEW SET OF PRODUCTS AND ENHANCEMENTS TO EXISTING
NETWORKING DEVICES
MARKETS FOR SDN SOLUTIONS
VENDOR LANDSCAPE FOR SDN
EMERGENCE OF OPEN SOURCE SDN SOLUTIONS
EMERGENCE OF COMMERCIAL SDN SOLUTIONS
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS STRATEGIES IN SDN
SDN VENDOR PRICING STRATEGIES
TABLE 2 PRICING STRATEGIES OF DIFFERENT VENDORS
CURRENT STATUS OF SDN DEPLOYMENT
MIGRATING TO SDN
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN SDN
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SDN
SUPPLY STATISTICS OF COMMERCIAL SDN SOLUTIONS
SDN FUNCTIONALITY IN GLOBAL MARKETS
SPENDING ON NEXT-GENERATION NETWORKS
RECENT SDN DEPLOYMENTS
GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 3 GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
NORTH AMERICA SDN MARKET
North America SDN Market by Solution
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICA SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 2 NORTH AMERICA SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
North America SDN Market by End User
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICA SDN MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 NORTH AMERICA SDN MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
EMEA SDN MARKET
EMEA SDN Market by Solution
TABLE 6 EMEA SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 4 EMEA SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
EMEA SDN Market by End User
TABLE 7 EMEA SDN MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 EMEA SDN MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
APAC SDN MARKET
APAC SDN Market by Solution
TABLE 8 APAC SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 6 APAC SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
APAC SDN Market by End User
TABLE 9 APAC SDN MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 APAC SDN MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CALA SDN MARKET
CALA SDN Market by Solution
TABLE 10 CALA SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 8 CALA SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CALA SDN Market by End User
TABLE 11 CALA SDN MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 CALA SDN MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SDN SOLUTIONS
SDN ARCHITECTURE
OPEN SOURCE VS. COMMERCIAL SDN SOLUTIONS
TABLE 12 CATEGORIES OF SDN PRODUCTS
OPEN SOURCE SDN
COMMERCIAL-GRADE SDN
GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION
TABLE 13 GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY SOLUTION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET
TABLE 14 GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 16 GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL SDN CONFIGURATIONS MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET
TABLE 17 GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 18 GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL SDN HARDWARE MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET
TABLE 20 GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 22 GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL SDN SOFTWARE MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET
TABLE 23 GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 20 GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 24 GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 21 GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 22 GLOBAL SDN SERVICES MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 6 SDN MARKETS BY END USER
RATIONALE OF SDN MARKETS
FIGURE 23 EVOLVING ROLE OF NETWORK CONTROLLER
FIGURE 24 TRANSFORMING ROLE OF SDN, 2008-2015
SDN WAS FIRST DEVELOPED TO CATER TO VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS
SDN Solves Network Complexity
SDDC Free and Scalable Allocation of Resources
Role of SDN Beyond Managing and Controlling Network
GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY END USER SEGMENT
TABLE 26 GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY END USER, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 25 GLOBAL SDN MARKET BY END USER, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SDN HITS THE NASCENT FUNDAMENTAL NEED OF THE BUSINESS
CHAPTER 7 GLOBAL MARKETS FOR SDN IN CLOUD COMPUTING
ROLE OF SDN IN CLOUD NETWORKS
SDN ENHANCES PARTITIONING OF VIRTUAL NETWORKS
SDN ELEVATES PERFORMANCE OF CLOUD APPLICATIONS
SDN ENHANCES NFVS
SDN WORKS AS A BRIDGE (SINGLE NETWORK) FOR ISLAND RESOURCES
GLOBAL SDN CLOUD PROVIDERS MARKET BY REGION
SDN MARKETS IN CLOUD INDUSTRY DOMINATED BY THE U.S. AND EUROPE
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SDN CLOUD PROVIDERS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL SDN CLOUD PROVIDERS MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
APAC AND CALA PROVIDE ADVANTAGES FOR GREENFIELD SDN
DEPLOYMENTS IN CLOUD INDUSTRY
TABLE 28 GLOBAL SDN CLOUD PROVIDERS MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 27 GLOBAL SDN CLOUD PROVIDERS MARKET BY SOLUTIONS, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 8 SDN MARKETS FOR CARRIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
CARRIER SDN
CARRIERS, SDN AND NFV
SDN AND MOBILE BACKHAUL
SUBSCRIBER AWARE OR CONTENT AWARE TRAFFIC CONTROL AND SDN
SDN IMPROVES SERVICE CHAINING
SOFTWARE-DEFINED RAN (SOFTRAN)
CLOUD RAN (C-RAN) AND SDN
GLOBAL CARRIERS SDN MARKET
TABLE 29 GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 30 GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 29 GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET BY SOLUTION
TABLE 31 GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL SDN CARRIERS MARKET BY SOLUTION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SDN IN ENTERPRISES
ROLE OF SDN IN ENTERPRISE NETWORKING
ENHANCES USE OF ENTERPRISE DATA CENTERS
SIMPLIFIES PROCESS OF NETWORKING
ENABLES UNIFORM NETWORKING
AUTOMATION AND CENTRALIZATION OF NETWORK ACCESS
QUICKER DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATIONS
SDN HELPS ENTERPRISES ENHANCE USE OF PRIVATE CLOUDS
GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET
TABLE 32 GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 33 GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 32 GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 34 GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET BY SOLUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 33 GLOBAL SDN ENTERPRISES MARKET BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 10 BASICS OF SDN
TABLE 35 KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF SDN ARCHITECTURE
COMPONENTS OF SDN ARCHITECTURE
SDN CONTROLLER
Open Source SDN Controllers
TABLE 36 ILLUSTRATIONS OF OPEN SOURCE SDN CONTROLLERS
Proprietary SDN Controllers
TABLE 37 LIST OF PROPRIETARY SDN CONTROLLERS
PROTOCOLS USED IN SDN
SDN NORTHBOUND INTERFACE (NBI)
SDN APPLICATIONS
SDN ARCHITECTURE
TWO MODELS OF SDN ARCHITECTURE
Underlay SDN Model
Forwarding/Data Plane
Control Plane
Management Plane
Decoupling Control Plane from Networking Hardware
Benefits of Underlay/Decoupling Physical Switch Model
Limitations of Underlay/Decoupling Physical Switch Model
Illustration: ONF (OpenFlow) SDN Architecture
FIGURE 34 ONF SDN ARCHITECTURE
Components of ONF SDN Architecture
SDN Applications
SDN Northbound Interface (NBI)
ONF SDN Controller
SDN Data Path
SDN CDPI
OpenFlow
OpenFlow-Enabled Switches
Interface Drivers and Agents
Management and Admin Plane
Overlay/Using Virtual Network Model
Benefits of Overlay SDN Model
Limitations to Overlay SDN Model
Illustration of Overlay SDN: OpenContrail
Components of OpenContrail
OpenContrail Controller
OpenContrail vRouter
Overlays Based on MPLS L3VPNs and EVPNs
Benefits and Limitations of Underlay and Overlay SDN
TABLE 38 COMPARISON BETWEEN UNDERLAY AND OVERLAY MODELS OF SDN
DEPLOYMENT MODELS OF SDN
PROACTIVE
REACTIVE
PREDICTIVE
ARCHITECTURAL LAYOUTS BASED ON STATE OF SDN CONTROLLER
CENTRALIZED SDN ARCHITECTURE
FEDERATED OR DISTRIBUTED SDN ARCHITECTURE
CHAPTER 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SDN
MAKING OF SDN
DEVELOPMENT OF OPENFLOW (OPEN SOURCE PROTOCOL FOR SDN)
DEVELOPMENT OF SDN CONTROLLER
USING VARIETY OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FROM C, C++ TO JAVA
SHIFTING FROM COMPILE TIME MODULARITY TO RUNTIME MODULARITY
KEY OPEN SDN CONTROLLERS
NOX
POX
Beacon
Floodlight
IRIS
PROPRIETARY SDN CONTROLLERS
PATH-BREAKING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS IN SDN
OPENDAYLIGHT (ODL)
FIGURE 35 ODL ARCHITECTURE OF SDN
ODL Lithium SDN Platform
Characteristics of ODL SDN Controller
SOFTWARE-DEFINED WAN (SD-WAN)
OPEN NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM (ONOS)
CHAPTER 12 INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING AND IMPORTANCE OF LAYERING NETWORK
NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
IMPORTANCE OF LAYERING OF NETWORK
Overview of OSI Model of Layered Network
TABLE 39 OSI LAYERED NETWORKING
CHALLENGES FOR CONVENTIONAL NETWORKING
INCREASED HARDWARE INVESTMENTS
CONVENTIONAL NETWORKING IS NOT SCALABLE OR FLEXIBLE
HIGH ENGAGEMENT OF MANPOWER
NETWORKING REMAINED HIGHLY COMPLEX
INCREASED DATA TRAFFIC
REDUCING BUDGETS FOR NETWORKING
DRIVERS FOR SOFTWARE-DRIVEN NETWORKING
INCREASED NETWORK RELIABILITY AND TRAFFIC VOLUME
RISING DEMAND FOR MANAGING ROUTING WITHIN ISP NETWORK
MOVING CONTROL ACTIVITY TO THE SERVER MADE SENSE
VIRTUALIZATION IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
NEXT-GENERATION NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES BASED ON LAYERING AND ABSTRACTION
NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION (NV)
NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION (NFV)
SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING (SDN)
PARTNERING SDN WITH NFV
ROLE OF SDN IN M2M/IOT
CHAPTER 13 COMPANY PROFILES
VENDORS IN SDN PLATFORMS
A10 NETWORKS INC.
ARICENT INC.
AVAYA INC.
VENDORS MANUFACTURING SDN HARDWARE
ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC.
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES (AMD)
CAVIUM
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS
VENDORS IN SDN CONTROLLER
BROCADE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
CISCO
Embrane
DELL
VENDORS CARRIER SDN SOLUTIONS
ACCEDIAN NETWORKS
ADAX INC.
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
AFFIRMED NETWORKS
ALCATEL-LUCENT (NUAGE NETWORKS)
Nuage Networks
AMARTUS
ASOCS LTD.
CELLWIZE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
CIENA CORP.
Cyan
CONTEXTREAM
ERICSSON
HEWLETT PACKARD (HP) ENTERPRISE
HITACHI
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO.
VENDOR IN SDN SECURITY
CATBIRD NETWORKS INC.
MANUFACTURER OF SDN SWITCHES
CENTEC NETWORKS (SU ZHOU) CO. LTD.
IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER AND SERVICE PROVIDER
ALTEN CALSOFT LABS
SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS SUPPORTING/OPTIMIZING SDN/NFV
6WIND
6WIND USA Inc.
6WIND South Korea and Japan Office
ACTIVE BROADBAND NETWORKS INC.
ADARA NETWORKS
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
ARISTA NETWORKS
BIG SWITCH NETWORKS
CLOUDGENIX
GLUE NETWORKS INC.
OPENDAYLIGHT
OPEN NETWORKING LAB (ON.LAB)

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