Global Software-defined Networking Market 2014-2018

Reportstack Announces the Publication of its Research Report - Global Software-defined Networking Market 2014-2018. The following companies are the key players in Global Software-defined Networking Market: Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Juniper Networks Inc., and NEC Corp. “The Open Networking Foundation was founded by Deutsche Telekom AG, Facebook Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., and Yahoo! Inc. in 2011. It is a non-profit consortium aimed at improving network standards through SDN and the standardization of critical elements of the SDN architecture including OpenFlow protocol. Several business technological events are conducted across the globe where people from large companies participate to discuss and promote future technologies. One such event was Interop, Tokyo, which took place in June 2012. Close to 30 companies participated in the Open Networking Foundation meeting during the event and also highlighted OpenFlow in their standalone booths.”
According to the report, one of the main drivers is the high growth of big data. In the current business environment, every organization, irrespective of its size, stores a considerably large amount of data. The importance of a big data solution increases with the growth of the business. It helps organizations record the growth of their business over a specific period, which indicates the speed at which the business is developing. It also helps organizations analyze this stored data for future reference. SDN assists in the management of this type of data. It offers a well-defined programmatic interface for software intelligence to program customizable, scalable, and flexible networks.
Further, the report states that SDN is currently in its early adoption stages and pilot testing phases. Many vendors are still running their beta projects on the technology and others are planning to enter the market in the near future. Many enterprises are waiting to see the initial testing results, and the number of technological deployments is still relatively low. A large number of customers are yet to be educated about technologies such as OpenFlow as many potential stakeholders of the ecosystem including service providers and value-added resellers are not fully aware of the technological advancements. Thus, this makes it more difficult for customers that intend to implement OpenFlow to search for appropriate resources and assistance.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. For further information on this report, please visit