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Global Software Defined Anything (SDx) Market 2016-2020

Global Software Defined Anything (SDx) Market 2016-2020

Market outlook of the global software-defined anything market

Technavio's market research analyst predicts the global software-defined anything (SDx) market to grow profoundly at a CAGR of more than 32% by 2020. The shift to virtualization is the primary growth driver for this market. Recently, it has been observed that companies are under pressure to replace their existing IT infrastructure with innovative models that can reduce costs significantly. Consequently, companies are increasingly adopting SDx as it provides a lean business model to minimize costs by automating the process control and replacing traditional hardware with software.

The need to simplify network management systems will drive the prospects for market growth during the forecast period. Since network management in organizations is a complex system, many firms are adopting software-defined networking solutions to instill agility and simplicity and reduce the total cost of ownership. With the help of software-defined networking solutions, firms can reap the benefits of reduced network provisioning time, simplified network environment, reduced service costs, and enhanced network management efficiency.

Segmentation by technology and analysis of the SDx market

Software-defined data center (SDDC)
Software-defined storage (SDS)
Software-defined networking (SDN)
Technavio market research analysts have estimated the SDN segment to be the fastest growing market segment during the predicted period. The recent increase in the incorporation of SDN in both public and private sectors due to growing demand for Big Data, BYOD, and cloud computing technologies will lead to the augmented demand for SDN technology during the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation of the SDx market

Americas
APAC
EMEA
In this market study, analysts have estimated the Americas to be the largest growing market segment during the estimated period. The growing adoption of SDS technology by the North American firms to enhance their business process and efficiency will lead to the high growth of this market segment during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

In this market, the vendors are consistently investing in the development of SDx technology due to the rapid increase in demand for software-defined solutions from clients and other customers in the market. Due to the high level of competition this market, many vendors are now focusing on acquiring small companies as it will help them to increase their product portfolio and virtualization offerings.

The top vendors in the market are -

Cisco
Citrix
EMC2
HP
IBM
Microsoft
VMware
Other prominent vendors in the market include 6Wind, Arista Networks, Avaya 0, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, DataCore, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, Pertino, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, and SwiftStack.

Key questions answered in the report include

What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
What are the key factors driving the software-defined anything (SDx) market?
What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the software-defined anything (SDx) market?
What are the challenges to market growth?
Who are the key vendors in this market space?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the software-defined anything (SDx) market?
Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the software-defined anything (SDx) market?
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Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Software-Defined Anything (SDx) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Software-Defined Anything (SDx) Market: Cisco, Citrix, EMC2, HP, IBM, Microsoft and VMware

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 6Wind, Arista Networks, Avaya 0, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, DataCore, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, Pertino, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, and SwiftStack.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Organizations are adopting the BYOD concept by encouraging employees to use their personal smart devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones for work purposes. The BYOD program helps firms reduce their IT costs by reducing CAPEX and improving overall business efficiency.”

According to the report, network management in organizations is a complex system. Many firms are adopting SDN solutions to instill agility, simplicity, and reduce the total cost of ownership. With the help of SDN solutions, companies can reap the benefits of reduced network provisioning time, a simplified network environment, reduced service costs, and enhanced network management efficiency.

Further, the report states that the security of a controller is imperative in SDN architecture to achieve glitch-free workflow. However, companies are facing difficulties in protecting the data stored in SDS systems. External cyber-attacks disrupt business and can result in loss of confidential data.

Companies Mentioned

Cisco, Citrix, EMC2, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, 6Wind, Arista Networks, Avaya 0, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, DataCore, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, Pertino, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, and SwiftStack.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table SDx: Market overview
      • Table Components of SDx architecture
      • Table Advantages of SDx
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global SDx market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Market overview
    • SDDC
      • Table Global SDDC market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • SDN
      • Table Global SDN market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table SDN architecture
      • Table Advantages of SDN solutions
    • Global SDS market
      • Table Global SDS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global SDx market
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global SDx market 2015
  • Market drivers
    • Shift from traditional IT infrastructure model
    • Need to simplify network management systems
    • Growing demand for virtualization
    • Upsurge in automation in IT industry
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Complex system integration and SDN deployment
    • Risk of data privacy and security breaches
    • Managing workload in SDDC
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increased adoption of BYOD
    • High acceptance of cloud computing
    • Rise of open-source SDS for containers
    • Emergence of SDS and SDN for big data technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Cisco Systems
      • Table Cisco Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Cisco Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
    • Citrix
      • Table Citrix: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Citrix: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • EMC Corporation
      • Table EMC: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table EMC: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table EMC: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • HP
      • Table HP: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table HP: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table HP: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • IBM
      • Table IBM: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table GTS segment by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table GBS segment by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
    • Microsoft
      • Table Microsoft: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Microsoft: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Microsoft: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • VMware
      • Table VMware: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table VMware: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table VMware: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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