Menu
Enterprise SDN on the rise as datacentre market prepares for 15-fold growth

Enterprise SDN on the rise as datacentre market prepares for 15-fold growth

“SDN will cross the chasm in 2016..."

The in-use software-defined networking (SDN) market, including ethernet switches and controllers, will reach $US13 billion in 2019, up from $US781 million in 2014, as the availability of branded bare metal switches and use of SDN by enterprises and smaller Cloud service providers (CSPs) drive growth.

“The SDN market is still forming, and the top market share slots will change hands frequently, but currently the segment leaders are Dell, HP, VMware and White Box,” reports Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., Research Director for datacentre, Cloud and SDN, IHS Research.

“SDN will cross the chasm in 2016, with SDN in-use physical Ethernet switches accounting for 10 percent of Ethernet switch market revenue.”

According to Grossner, SDN still spells opportunity for existing and new vendors; the leaders in the SDN market serving the enterprise data centre will be solidified during the next two years as 2015 lab trials give way to live production deployments.

Findings also show that bare metal switches are the top in-use for SDN-capable switch use case while Grossner predicts that SDN network virtualisation overlays (NVOs) will go mainstream as early as 2016.

Subscribe here for up-to-date channel news

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags IHSData Centresoftware-defined networking

Featured

Slideshows

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

​Synnex and Lenovo hosted 18 resellers for an action-packed weekend adventure in RotoVegas, taking in white water rafting on the Kaituna River, as well as quad biking and dinner at Stratosfare​, overlooking Lake Rotorua at the top of Mount Ngongotaha​. Photos by Synnex.

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip
Show Comments