Japan SDN, NFVI, and NFV Market Shares, 2017: Top 3 Vendors Leading Japan SDN Market
This IDC study analyzes vendor shares and trends in the Japan software-defined network (SDN) market in 2017. For this purpose, IDC divides the market into network virtualization overlay (NVO) software market and SDN controller appliance market. The Japan SDN market in general shows a market structure featuring "three strong vendors VMware, Cisco Systems, NEC, and other vendors" with different revenue scale. VMware leads the Japan NVO software market, while Cisco Systems and NEC are two major vendors in the SDN controller appliance market. The SDN market continues to grow. However, the market has grown beyond SDN and begins to demand the next-generation network that will realize the flexibility and rapidity required in the digital transformation age. "As such changes are taking place in the market, SDN vendors should recognize that network solutions portfolio focusing on SDN controller is becoming out of date. Under the slogan of "the next-generation network" required in the DX era, SDN vendors should quickly rebuild their network solutions that incorporate traffic analysis technology utilizing cloud managed networks and artificial intelligence, in addition to the existing SDN technology," says Kenichi Kusano, group manager, Communications, IDC Japan.
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