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EMEA Datacenter Network Infrastructure Forecast, 2016-2021

EMEA Datacenter Network Infrastructure Forecast, 2016-2021

This IDC study provides a 2017–2021 forecast for the EMEA datacenter networking market. It covers manufacturer revenue for Ethernet switches (Layer 2–3), ADCs (Layer 4–7), ADCaaS, WAN optimization, FC switches, InfiniBand switches, and NVO/SDN controller software. It segments the market by customer type and geographic sub-region (Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and Africa)."Deployment of cloud computing, supported by virtualization and software-defined network technologies, will be a driving force in the transformation of the datacenter market. Combined with the embrace of open source networking and network disaggregation, this transformation will disrupt all datacenter networking sub-markets and have important implications for vendor business strategies." — Network and Infrastructure Program Manager Peter Kosinar, IDC EMEA

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Navigate Through Both Creative and Destructive Sides of Datacenter Networking Transformation
Make Cloud Adoption Easier for End Users and Partners
Realize That Users Will Want to Build on Top of Your Solutions
Embrace Open Source, ODMs, and Network Disaggregation
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Increasing Workloads in Public and Private Cloud
SDN: An Underpinning of Practical Cloud Deployments
Digital Transformation of Enterprises and Industry Verticals
Technology-Driven Disruption
Economic Uncertainties
Significant Market Developments
Datacenter Networking Disruptions
Value Migration to Software
Multi-Cloud Environments
Market Leaders
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Ethernet Switch
Application Delivery
Application Delivery Controllers
WAN Optimization
Fibre Channel
Network Virtualization Overlay and SDN Controller Software
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