Datacenter SDN Moves Into the Early Mainstream, Growth Moderates Through 2021

Datacenter SDN Moves Into the Early Mainstream, Growth Moderates Through 2021

This IDC study addresses the datacenter SDN market and its associated components and segments. As vendors bring new offerings to market, customers will have greater choice not only in the products they purchase but also in how they design and build their networks to support their applications."Datacenter SDN has moved beyond its exuberant, if at times awkward, adolescence and is advancing into an early adulthood that will be characterized by steady but moderating growth through 2021, when the market will be worth $13.8 billion. Increasingly, as SDN moves beyond early adopters and into the enterprise mainstream, we'll witness a continued vendor emphasis not just on the value of networking software but also on the ease of consuming, deploying, and managing SDN architectures and applications." — Brad Casemore, research director, IDC's Datacenter Networks

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Software-Defined Networking in the Datacenter
SDN Use Cases
How IDC Segments the Market
Network Infrastructure
Network Virtualization Overlay and SDN Controller Software
SDN Applications and Network and Security Services
Professional Services
What's Not Included in Market Sizing
Future Outlook
Datacenter SDN Forecast, 2016–2021
Inhibitors to SDN Growth
Essential Guidance
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