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Software-defined Networking (SDN): Market Opportunities and Challenges

An approach to building computer networks that separates and abstracts elements of these systems, Software Defined Networking (SDN) allows system administrators to rapidly provision network connections in mechanized fashion rather than manually configuring.

In software architecture terms, SDN requires some method for the Control Plane to communicate with the Data Plane. One such mechanism is OpenFlow which is a standard interface for controlling computer networking switches.

Software-defined Networking (SDN): Market Opportunities and Challenges evaluates SDN, OpenFlow, and other related tools, procedures and mechanisms. It includes analysis of SDN versus other approaches, the impacts on existing vendors, and the future market potential for various approaches.

Report Benefits:

  • Identify the current benefits of SDN and its anticipated future
  • Understand vendor solutions, comparative analysis, and benefits
  • Identify the future of the SDN market including how it will evolve over the next five years
  • Understand major vendors threats with respect to SDN and how they must adjust their plans
Target Audience:
  • Telecom companies
  • Software developers
  • Major ICT companies
  • IT support companies
  • Integration companies
  • Application developers
Companies in Report:
  • Amazon Web Services
  • AT&T
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Cariden
  • Cisco
  • Contrail
  • eBay
  • Google
  • Juniper
  • Meraki
  • Midokura
  • Nicira
  • Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
  • Pica8
  • Plexxi
  • Pluribus Networks
  • Rackspace
  • vCider
  • Verizon
  • VMware

General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.

1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Introduction
2.1.1 Sdn Models
2.2 Sdn Tools And Techniques
2.2.1 Openflow
2.2.2 Network Virtualization Platform (Nvp)
3.0 Sdn Market Applications
3.1 Sdn And Services In The Cloud
3.1.1 Virtual Networking
3.2 Virtual Storage
3.2.1 Aggregation And Pooling Solutions
3.3 Data Center Consolidation And Sdn
4.0 Sdn Start-up Analysis
4.1 Midokura
4.1.1 General Overview
4.1.2 Company Profile And Information
4.1.3 Solutions Analysis
4.2 Nicira
4.2.1 General Overview
4.2.1 Company Profile And Information
4.2.1 Solutions Analysis
4.3 Contrail
4.3.1 General Overview
4.3.1 Company Profile And Information
4.3.1 Solutions Analysis
4.4 Pluribus Networks
4.4.1 General Overview
4.4.2 Company Profile And Information
4.4.3 Solution Analysis
4.5 Pica8
4.5.1 General Overview
4.5.2 Company Profile And Information
4.5.3 Solution Analysis
4.6 Plexxi
4.6.1 General Overview
4.6.2 Company Profile And Information
4.6.3 Solution Analysis
5.0 Sdn Vendor Solutions
5.1 Market Threats For Sdn
5.2 Sdn Juniper’s Solutions
5.3 Sdn Cisco’s Solutions
5.4 Big Switch Network’s Partnerships
5.5 Sdn Vendor Comparisons
5.6 Vendor Strategies
5.6.1 Cisco Acquisitions In The Sdn Market
5.6.2 Juniper Acquisitions In The Sdn Market
6.0 Sdn Market Analysis (2013-2017)
6.1.1 Market Growth Drivers
6.1.2 The Sdn Effect
6.2 Current Market Status
6.3 Sdn Market Forecast By Solution
6.3.1 Sdn Switching
6.3.2 Sdn Controllers
6.3.3 Sdn Security
6.4 Sdn Market Forecast By Users
6.4.1 Sdn For Carriers
Figure 1 Network Virtualization Platform Diagram
Figure 2 Virtual Storage
Figure 3 Software-defined Networking And Cloud Infrastructure Data Center Consolidation
Figure 4 Midonet Solution
Figure 5 Nicira Nvp Solution
Figure 6 Cisco Sdn Solution

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