IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2021

IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2021

This IDC study presents our taxonomy for the enterprise network infrastructure market as covered in the quarterly Worldwide Network Infrastructure Tracker and the Worldwide UC&C Tracker. It provides the definitions of Ethernet switch, router, WLAN, and VoIP infrastructure. It also provides datacenter networking-specific definitions for Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, and application delivery. It is the foundation for IDC's forecast and market share documents. The taxonomy is used by IDC analysts around the world to generate IDC market sizing, forecasts, and company models."IDC's worldwide network infrastructure taxonomy presents IDC's integrated view of the worldwide enterprise networking market — from the datacenter to the edge," said Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Enterprise Networks at IDC. "This taxonomy pulls together the many elements of enterprise networks to provide a comprehensive understanding of our network infrastructure research."

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IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy
Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy Changes for 2021
Taxonomy Overview
In This Study
Ethernet Switch
Routing and SD-WAN
Product Class
Software-Defined Wide Area Networking Infrastructure
Software-Defined Branch
Branch of One
Wireless LAN Infrastructure
Form Factor
UC&C Technology
IP Telephony/UC Systems
IP PBX Lines/Seats
IP Phones
UC Systems
Enterprise Videoconference Systems
Hosted Voice/Public Cloud UCaaS
Managed Voice/Private Cloud UCaaS
UC Collaboration
Application Delivery Infrastructure
Application Delivery Controllers
ADC as a Service (IaaS Load Balancing)
Application Delivery Services
Service Mesh
Fibre Channel Switch
Additional Network Infrastructure Equipment Segmentation
Place in Network
Deployment Type
Cloud Deployment
Cloud-Managed Networking
Enterprise Network as a Service (Enterprise Naas)
Autonomous Networking
Software-Defined Networking
Place in Network
Network Virtualization
Network Virtualization Overlay and SDN Controller Software
Bare Metal Switch (Network Disaggregation)
Multicloud Networking
Network Analytics
Network Automation
Intent-Based Networking
Market Metrics
Average Selling Value or Price
Exchange Rates
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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