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Global KVM Switch Market 2017-2021

Global KVM Switch Market 2017-2021

About KVM switch

Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) is an industrial device that allows users to control numerous computers at the same time. The devices that can be controlled by a KVM switch include keyboards, video monitors, and mice. KVM switches are mainly used in data centers and allow the control of multiple computers from a single keyboard, mouse, or monitor. These switches allow the data centers to connect to servers in a rack system. KVM switches are also used to connect portable devices such as laptops, tablet PCs, PDAs, and computers with different operating systems. KVM switches can connect a number of computers that can establish connections.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global KVM switch market to grow at a CAGR of 2.12% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global KVM switch market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global KVM Switch Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ATEN INTERNATIONAL
  • Avocent Technology
  • Belkin International
  • Dell Technologies
  • D-Link
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IOGEAR
  • Network Technologies
  • Tripp Lite
Other prominent vendors
  • ADDER Technology
  • Icron Technologies
  • Kramer Electronics
  • Opengear
  • Rose Electronics
  • Belden
Market driver
  • Requirements for improving desktop security and reducing risk
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Solutions for true data path isolation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased adoption for KVM via optical fibers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global KVM Switch Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global KVM switch market: ATEN INTERNATIONAL, Avocent Technology, Belkin International, Dell Technologies, D-Link, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IOGEAR, Network Technologies, and Tripp Lite.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ADDER Technology, Icron Technologies, Kramer Electronics, Opengear, Rose Electronics, and Belden.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increased adoption for KVM via optical fibers. KVM extenders usually digitalize the signal and then transmit it via two optical fibers. The multimode optical fibers cover distances up to 500 m, and single mode fibers cover up to 10 km. The single mode or multimode fiber cables are therefore used to connect and extend the signal for peripherals such as keyboards, videos, and mouse. Fiber cables have already been used to support backhaul and last mile connectivity. With KVM switches, network operators are able to provide connectivity to peripherals using extensions like USB, HDMI, DVI-D, display port, and serial signals.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Requirements for improving desktop security and reducing risk. KVM switches are designed to provide improved desktop security and lower the chances of computer systems being attacked by hackers and other network intruders. With an additional level of security, KVM switches lower the vulnerability of the computer systems, servers used by government organizations, and data centers. In a data center, different network nodes are connected using a series of desktop systems. KVM switches that are used in these data centers to regulate the residual data transfer between main server control system to the rest of peripheral port groups of desktop systems use a unique set of IDs. Thus, unless a user uses the unique ID provided by the KVM switch, he/she cannot access a particular network node

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Solutions for true data path isolation. The demand for KVM switches is directly related to data integrity issues. Data integrity refers to the process of providing a secure and accurate medium for the flow of information or data. KVM switches are used for implementing secure operations using single, unbuffered, and dedicated processors for each KVM port within a network switch. During this operation, these KVM switches buffer the data that is transmitted along the different paths within a network. However, the safe switching of video displays which rely on the PC's plug-and-play present some inherent and unavoidable vulnerabilities.

Companies Mentioned

ATEN INTERNATIONAL, Avocent Technology, Belkin International, Dell Technologies, D-Link, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IOGEAR, Network Technologies, and Tripp Lite, ADDER Technology, Icron Technologies, Kramer Electronics, Opengear, Rose Electronics, and Belden.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global KVM switch market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global KVM switch market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global KVM switch market by application
      • Table Global KVM switch market by application 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • High-end global enterprise-level KVM
      • Table Global KVM switch market by high-end global enterprise-level KVM 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Small and medium-sized business (SMB)
      • Table Global KVM switch market by small and medium-sized businesses 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Small office and home office (SOHO)
      • Table Global KVM switch market by small office and home office 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global KVM switch market by end-user
      • Table Global KVM switch market by end-user 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Cloud service providers
      • Table Global KVM switch market by cloud service providers 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Enterprises
      • Table Global KVM switch market by enterprises 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Telecommunication service providers
      • Table Global KVM switch market by telecommunication service providers 2016-2021 ($millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global KVM switch market by geography
      • Table Global KVM switch market 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Americas
      • Table KVM switch market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table KVM switch market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • APAC
      • Table KVM switch market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • US
    • China
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increased adoption for KVM via optical fibers
    • Increase in demand among SMEs
    • Smart KVM solutions for industrial applications
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ATEN INTERNATIONAL
    • Avocent
    • Belkin International
    • Dell Technologies
      • Table Dell Technologies: Recent developments
    • D-Link
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Business segmentation by revenue 2016(% share of revenue)
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Recent developments
    • IOGEAR
    • Network Technologies
    • Tripp Lite
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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