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Data Centre Network Equipment: Market Analysis and Forecasts
ARCchart, August 2012, Pages: 38
A global assessment of the data centre network equipment market and analysis of the key market trends, sub-segments and future prospects for the industry
Data centres are imperative for any IT centric organisation to ensure business continuity, sustainability and scalability. Heavily commercialised during the internet boom of the late 90s, data centres provide a secure, consolidated and resilient storage and communication foundation which services a widespread geographic footprint.
Driven by exponentially increasing demand for both network storage capacity and network bandwidth, ARCchart estimates that there are nearly 600,000 data centers worldwide covering about 310 million square feet of space.
This report provides a global assessment of the data centre network equipment market. Besides assessing the key market trends, sub-markets and future prospects of the industry, the report provides detailed market forecasts for data centre network equipment revenues and unit shipments from 2012 to 2016, at a global, regional and sub-market level. Sub-markets analysed include WAN optimisation appliances, Ethernet switches and application delivery controllers (ADCs). Historical and vendor market share figures are also provided for 2010 and 2011.
Topics of coverage include:
- What is a data centre?
- The data centre business case
- The rise of digital content
- Market trends
- Case studies and vendor profiles
- Market drivers and barriers
- Network equipment analysis
- Vendor market share
- Market size and forecast
Answers and opinions are provided with respect to the following essential questions:
- What OpEx savings are to be expected by investing in data centres?
- How is social networking driving the use of data centres?
- Why will many data centres need to relocate in the coming years?
- How much digital content are consumers expected to store in the cloud?
- How are energy costs expected to impact the industry?
- How many Ethernet ports will ship in 2016?
- Which region will generate the most data centre network equipment revenues?
- Which vendors dominate the networking equipment market?
- How will the evolution from ‘owned’ to ‘rented’ content impact the data centre market?
A.1 What are Data Centres
A.2 The Business Case for Data Centres
Scalability & Business Continuity
The Social Networking and Mobile Computing Revolution
IT Service Outsourcing
A.3 Key Market Trends
The Emergence of Cloud Computing
Hybrid Clouds and IT Services
Increasing Power and Geographic Footprint Requirements
Investments in Converged Infrastructure
A.4 Market Barriers
Consolidation in the Telecom Industry
Cost Reduction Initiatives
Evolution from ‘Owned’ to ‘Rented’ Content
A.5 Case Study: Equinix
B. DATA CENTRE NETWORK EQUIPMENT
B.1 Ethernet Switches
The Concept of Switching
Usage in Data Centres
B.2 WAN Optimisation Appliances
Optimising Data Transfer across WANs
Branch to Office versus DC2DC Optimisation Techniques
B.3 Application Delivery Controllers
Removing Load from Web Servers
Optimising End-User Performance & Security
B.4 Key Market Drivers
Server Virtualisation: Implications for Networking Equipment
Keeping OpEx under Control
B.5 The Vendor Market
Cisco Systems Inc
Brocade Communications Systems Inc
Dell Force10 Networks
Blue Coat Systems Inc
Citrix Systems Inc
F5 Networks Inc
C. MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS
C.1 Global Data Centre Network Equipment
Equipment Sales Revenue
C.2 Equipment Categories
Growth by Equipment Type
C.3 Vendor Market Share
C.4 Regional Market Outlook
Middle East & Africa
Latin & Central America
List of Figures
Figure 1 - A typical data centre ...
Figure 2 – Global mobile-generated content stored in the cloud: 2011 – 2015
Figure 3 - Growth in Facebook user base: 2007 – H2 2012 (Millions)
Figure 4 - Evolution of consumer digital content cloud storage: 2011 – 2016
Figure 5 - Schematic of the core data centre infrastructure elements
Figure 6 - An Ethernet switch ....
Figure 7 – A WAN optimisation appliance
Figure 8 - An application delivery controller
Figure 9 - Global data centre network equipment revenues: 2010 – 2016
Figure 10 - Global data centre network equipment revenue AGR: 2011 – 2016
Figure 11 -Data centre network equipment market revenue by region: 2010 – 2016
Figure 12 – Global data centre network equipment revenues by equipment type: 2010 – 2016
Figure 13 – Global data centre network equipment revenue market share by equipment type: 2011
Figure 14 - Global data centre network equipment revenue market share by equipment type: 2016
Figure 15 – Global data centre network equipment revenue AGR by equipment type: 2011-2016
Figure 16 – Global data centre network port shipments by equipment category: 2010 – 2016
Figure 17 – Global data centre network unit shipments by equipment category: 2010 – 2016
Figure 18 – Data centre network equipment vendor revenue market share: 2010
Figure 19 – Data centre network equipment vendor revenue market share: 2011
Figure 20 – North America data centre network equipment revenues by equipment type: 2010 – 2016
Figure 21 – Western Europe data centre network equipment revenues by equipment type: 2010 – 2016
Figure 22 – Middle East & Africa data centre network equipment revenues by equipment type: 2010 – 2016
Figure 23 – Latin America data centre network equipment revenues by equipment type: 2010 – 2016
Figure 24 – Eastern Europe data centre network equipment revenues by equipment category: 2010 – 2016
Figure 25 – Asia Pacific data centre network equipment revenues by equipment category: 2010 – 2016
- Blue Coat Systems
- Brocade Comms. Systems
- Citrix Systems
- Dell Force10 Networks
- Electronic Arts
- F5 Networks
- General Electric
- Hewlett Packard
- Juniper Networks
- Riverbed Technology
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