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Worldwide Datacenter Network Forecast, 2018-2022

Worldwide Datacenter Network Forecast, 2018-2022

This IDC study provides a forecast for and analyzes key trends affecting the worldwide market for datacenter networking."Ostensibly, the worldwide datacenter network retains a relatively enviable growth profile. Nonetheless, cloud is having a disruptive effect on all datacenter networking technologies and markets, and that disruption presents challenges and opportunities for suppliers and their customers." — Brad Casemore, IDC research vice president, Datacenter Networks

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Worldwide Datacenter Network Revenue by Technology
Worldwide Datacenter Network Revenue by Region
Worldwide Datacenter Network Revenue by Cloud Deployment
Worldwide Datacenter Networks by Architecture
Cloud and the Need for Ever-Greater Speed
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
3rd Platform
Economic Crisis Duration/Potential Relapse
Ongoing Enterprise IT Skills Shortage
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Ethernet (Layer 2-3) Switch
Application Delivery Controllers
ADC as a Service
WAN Optimization
Fibre Channel Switch
InfiniBand Switch
Network Virtualization Overlay and SDN Controller Software
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