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Enterprise SDN Market - Global Trends & Forecast up to 2022

  • ID: 4315853
  • Report
  • May 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 84 Pages
  • Infoholic Research LLP
The “Enterprise SDN” market will witness a CAGR of 37.4% during the forecast period 2016-2022.


  • Alcatel-Lucent SA
  • Big Switch Networks, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Pica8 Inc.
  • Plexxi Inc.
  • MORE
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Enterprise Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market – Global Drivers, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts to 2022


Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new approach that removes the static and complex nature of legacy distributed network architecture through abstraction of higher level functionality. The main aim of SDN is to allow administrators and network engineers to respond quickly to the changing business requirements. SDN offers a console interface, where professionals can manage, provision, and break down networks without having to set up physical devices (e.g. switches).

The large enterprises serving a huge number of users at any point of time, has a need for complexnetworks and infrastructure support. Hence, the adoption of SDN in such enterprises is expected to improve the IT infrastructure. Rising network complexity and operational challenges have led the enterprises to deploy SDN, which are expected to improve network agility, automation, and reduce the cost of network operations.

Market Analysis

The “Enterprise SDN” market will witness a CAGR of 37.4% during the forecast period 2016–2022. The market is segmented by product types, enterprise type, verticals, and regions. The increasing implementation rate of cloud technology, evolving convergence systems, rising adoption of IoT technology, and mobile applications are driving the market growth. Product type segment covers software, hardware, and services & applications.The services & application segment is expected to hold more than 50% of the market share by 2022.

Verticals Analysis

The verticals covered in the report are Manufacturing, BFSI, Retail, Education, Healthcare, and other verticals. Globally, the manufacturing industry is set to be the leading vertical for SDN market growth followed by retail. The manufacturing industry revenue is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2022. Globally, the rising adoption rate of digital technologies, online business services, connected devices, and cloud technology in the various industry sectors are expected to support the market growth in the upcoming years.

Regional Analysis

The report reveals the adoption and demand rate of SDN in various regions like the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The Americas is the leading market for SDN key stakeholders and growing advanced technology landscape, investment from the enterprises, & changing customer demands have made the region to be dominant in the enterprise SDN market. The Americas market revenue is expected to reach $12.2 billion by 2022. Europe is the second leading region followed by Asia Pacific and MEA.

Key Players & Competitive Analysis:

The key players included in the report are VMware Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., HP, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Big Switch Networks, Brocade Communication Systems, Pluribus Networks, and others. At present, the SDN value chain players are focusing on upgrading their products/services with new features to meet the customer demands. The increasing demand from the larger enterprises and SMEs has brought the new business opportunities for key stakeholders.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the demand and the adoption rate of SDN hardware, software, and services & applications in various industries at the global level.

The study covers and analyzes the “Enterprise SDN” market. Bringing out the complete key insights of the industry, the report aims to provide an opportunity for key players to understand the latest trends, current market scenario, government initiatives, and technologies related to the market. In addition, helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.

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  • Alcatel-Lucent SA
  • Big Switch Networks, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Pica8 Inc.
  • Plexxi Inc.
  • MORE

1 Industry Outlook
1.1 Industry Overview
1.2 Industry Trends
1.3 Pest Analysis

2 Report Outline
2.1 Report Scope
2.2 Report Summary
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Report Assumptions

3 Market Snapshot
3.1 Total Addressable Market (TAM)
3.2 Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)
3.3 Related Markets
3.3.1 Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Market

4 Market Outlook
4.1 Overview
4.2 Market Definition
4.3 Market Segmentation
4.4 Porter 5 (Five) Forces

5 Market Characteristics
5.1 SDN Architecture
5.2 Evolution of SDN
5.3 Market Dynamics
5.3.1 Drivers Network Resource Utilize in Better Way Cut down Operating Expenditures Improve the Security level
5.3.2 Restraints Lack of knowledge and expertise Vendors Lock in
5.3.3 Opportunities Business Opportunities_ Services Providers Focus on Americas
5.3.4 DRO - Impact Analysis

6 Product Type: Market Size & Analysis
6.1 Overview
6.2 Market Size and Analysis
6.3 Hardware - Physical Infrastructure Network
6.4 Software - SDN Controller Software
6.5 Services & Applications
6.5.1 Professional Services
6.5.2 Managed Services
6.5.3 Security Services
6.5.4 Network Applications

7 Enterprise Type: Market Size & Analysis
7.1 Overview
7.2 Market Size and Analysis
7.3 Larger Enterprise
7.4 SMEs

8 Regions:  Market Size & Analysis
8.1 Overview
8.2 Market Size and Analysis
8.3 Americas
8.4 Europe
8.5 Asia Pacific
8.6 Middle East & Africa

9 Verticals: Market Size & Analysis
9.1 Overview
9.2 Market Size and Analysis
9.3 Manufacturing
9.4 BFSI
9.5 Retail
9.6 Education
9.7 Healthcare

10 Vendors: Market Size & Analysis
10.1 VMware, Inc.
10.1.1 Overview
10.1.2 Business Segments
10.1.3 Geographic Revenue
10.1.4 Business Focus
10.1.5 SWOT Analysis
10.1.6 Business Strategies
10.2 Cisco Systems, Inc.
10.2.1 Overview
10.2.2 Business Segments
10.2.3 Geographic Revenue
10.2.4 Business Focus
10.2.5 SWOT Analysis
10.2.6 Business Strategy
10.3 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
10.3.1 Overview
10.3.2 Business Segments
10.3.3 Geographic Revenue
10.3.4 Business Focus
10.3.5 SWOT Analysis
10.3.6 Business Strategies
10.4 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
10.4.1 Overview
10.4.2 Business Segments
10.4.3 Geographic Revenue
10.4.4 Business Focus
10.4.5 SWOT Analysis
10.4.6 Business Strategies
10.5 Alcatel-Lucent SA
10.5.1 Overview
10.5.2 Business Segments
10.5.3 Geographic Revenue
10.5.4 Business Focus
10.5.5 SWOT Analysis
10.5.6 Business Strategies
10.6 Ericsson
10.6.1 Overview
10.6.2 Business Segments
10.6.3 Geographic Revenue
10.6.4 Business Focus
10.6.5 SWOT Analysis
10.6.6 Business Strategies
10.7 Big Switch Networks, Inc.
10.7.1 Overview
10.7.2 Product & Solution
10.7.3 Geographic Revenue
10.7.4 Business Focus
10.7.5 SWOT Analysis
10.7.6 Business Strategies

11 Companies to Watch for
11.1 Plexxi Inc.
11.1.1 Overview
11.1.2 Plexxi Market Offerings
11.1.3 Plexxi in SDN Market
11.2 Pica8 Inc.
11.2.1 Overview
11.2.2 Pica8 Market Offerings
11.2.3 Pica8 in SDN Market
11.3 Pluribus Networks
11.3.1 Overview
11.3.2 Pluribus Market Offerings
11.3.3 Pluribus Networks in SDN Market

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
12.2 Partnerships and Collaborations
12.3 Vendor Analysis


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  • Alcatel-Lucent SA
  • Big Switch Networks, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Pica8 Inc.
  • Plexxi Inc.
  • Pluribus Networks
  • VMware, Inc.
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