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Software-Defined Networking Requires Services-Defined Professional Services — Services Observations from the IDC SDN Survey

Software-Defined Networking Requires Services-Defined Professional Services — Services Observations from the IDC SDN Survey

This IDC study highlights the rapidly emerging software-defined networking (SDN) market. As SDN vendors bring products and technologies to market, customers will have more choice in how they design and build their networks to achieve increased network agility, improved network performance, and greater operational efficiencies to help support expanding application workloads and competitive pressures.

"Services firms will be required to stay ahead of customer demand by defining professional services in support of their customer datacenter and application requirements. The hyperscale cloud service provider and the enterprise will look to third-party services firms to help guide them through network transformation and the adoption of SDN." — Leslie Rosenberg, research director, Network Life-Cycle Services, IDC



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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Software-Defined Networking
SDN Technology Layers and Market Segmentation
Network Infrastructure
Network Virtualization/Control Layer
SDN Applications and Network and Security Services
Professional Services
Future Outlook
Market Predictions and Forecast
IDC SDN Survey Services Drill Down
SDN Services Portfolio Development
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Synopsis
Table: Worldwide SDN Revenue by Segment, 2012–2018($M)
Figure: Primary Drivers for SDN Adoption
Figure: Worldwide SDN Revenue Share by Segment, 2018
Figure: Benefits of Using Third-Party Services for SDN Deployment
Figure: Key Requirements for Service Firms

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