Software Defined Infrastructure, By [Solutions (SDS, SDN, SDC), Services (Consulting, Implementation & Maintenance, Integration), Verticals (BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Telecom, Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Utilities & Energy) By Regions - Global Market Drivers, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts, 2016-2022

  • March, 2016
  • Domain: ICT - Software & Services
Pages: 118
Tables: 55
Charts: 46
Regions/Countries: 4/8
Companies: 15
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Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) market is an emerging segment in the ICT sector. Prolific adoption of mobile, cloud, big data analytics are few factors supporting the SDI market growth.

SDI is a combination of software-defined compute, software-defined storage, and software-defined networking. SDI is the evolution of the data centre by integrating cloud and computing technologies to build and manage the resources. This enables companies to become service oriented and more efficient.

The purpose of technology is to reduce cost, improve business agility, enhance management efficiency by delivering IT services on demand.

Market Analysis

The global SDI market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.6% during the forecast period 2016–2022.

The rising demand for IT solutions from businesses, incessantly growing demand for cloud, and mobility-based services are driving the market.

Regional Segmentation

The regions covered in the report are Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. Also, the country wise analysis is provided – US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, India and China.

The SDI market of Americas and Europe would exhibit strongest growth during the forecast period. The US, Canada and Brazil are the major contributor to SDI market growth in the Americas. The UK, Germany and France are the leading countries in the SDI market of Europe.

Asia-Pacific is an emerging market for SDI and growth in this region is propelled by China and India. MEA is also a rapidly emerging SDI market.

Segmentation by Solutions

The SDI market is analysed based on four segments, namely Solutions, Services, Verticals, and Regions.

The market is segmented by three major solutions - Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Compute and Software Defined Networking.

The SDC solution is expected to contribute more than 40% of the SDI market followed by SDS.

Segmentation by Services

The SDI market is segmented and analyzed by three types of services – Consulting Service, Integration Service and Implementation & Maintenance Service.

The consulting service is expected to play a key role in SDI service market followed by integration service.

Segmentation by Verticals

The SDI Market is analyzed by the following key verticals - BFSI, Retail, Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Telecom, Utilities & Energy, etc.  

Key Vendors

Some of the key industry players profiled include Cisco System, HP, Oracle, and VMware.

Competitive Analysis

Competitive benchmarking is done for the leading vendors based on key metrics- key offerings, recent developments, business focus, business objectives, business strategy, SWOT analysis etc.

Current and predicted business strategies for the leading companies of the market.


The report is of special significance to the key stakeholders in the market:

Investors: The investors will gain complete insights on the SDI market by each vertical and country. This will help them to understand and expand their business at a global level.

End-user companies: They will understand the importance of SDI solutions & services and how it can impact their business.

Service providers: Service providers will understand the current and future market scenarios. They will understand the key industry trends and how these trends would impact the market in the next 3 to 5 years.

Global level players: The report will help global players in understanding the emerging technologies in the SDI market and accordingly bring about product innovations.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the industry’s key insights and provides an enormous opportunity for players to understand the latest trends, vendor initiatives, current market scenario, government initiatives, leading solutions and countries to focus on for market expansion or upcoming investment five to six years.

The study helps the stakeholders to expand their geographic reach by providing them information about the key business opportunities and trends in various geographies relevant to the SDI market. It gives an opportunity to the industry players to improve their current business approach by providing them strategic intelligence about the competition in the market.

The report can also be tailored as per the specific need of the user. The customized report offers deeper segmentation data based on countries, vendor profiles, application type and verticals.

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

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

5 Market Characteristics
5.1 Evolution
5.2 Architecture
5.3 Market Dynamics
5.3.1 Drivers Increased Importance and Growth Rate of Cloud Computing Evolving Enterprise Demand for Better Alignment of IT Infrastructure High Growth of Data Creation Leads to Outstrips Storage
5.3.2 Restraints Lack of Knowledge and Expertise Multi-player Environments
5.3.3 Opportunities Hybrid Cloud in Demand Demand of Analytics in SDI Demand for Security Vendors-software Defined Security
5.3.4 DRO – Impact Analysis

6 Solutions: Market Size & Analysis
6.1 Overview
6.2 Software Defined Storage (SDS)
6.2.1 SDS Architecture
6.2.2 SDS Benefits
6.2.3 Drivers for Implementing SDS
6.2.4 Reasons for Implementing SDS
6.2.5 SDS Outlook
6.3 Software Defined Networking (SDN)
6.3.1 SDN Architecture
6.3.2 SDN Outlook
6.3.3 Benefits of SDN
6.4 Software Defined Compute (SDC)
6.4.1 SDC Architecture
6.4.2 Benefits of SDC
6.4.3 SDC Outlook
6.5 Vendor Profiles
6.5.1 VMware Inc. Overview Business unit Geographic revenue Recent developments Business Focus SWOT Analysis Business Strategies
6.5.2 Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. Overview Business Unit Geographic Revenue Recent Developments Business Focus SWOT Analysis Business Strategies
6.5.3 Cisco Systems, Inc. Overview Business Unit Geographic Revenue Recent Developments Business Focus SWOT Analysis Business Strategies
6.5.4 Oracle Corp. Overview Business Unit Geographic Revenue Recent Developments Business Focus SWOT Analysis Business Strategies
6.5.5 Dell Inc. Overview Business Unit Geographic Revenue Recent Developments Business Focus SWOT Analysis Business Strategies

7 Services: Market Size & Analysis
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Market Size & Analysis
7.2 Consulting Service
7.3 Implementation & Maintenance Services
7.4 Integration Service
7.5 Other Service

8 Verticals: Market Size & Analysis
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Market Size & Analysis
8.2 BFSI
8.2.1 BFSI Industry Outlook
8.2.2 Market Size & Analysis
8.3 Retail
8.3.1 Retail Industry Outlook
8.3.2 Market size & Analysis
8.4 Manufacturing
8.4.1 Market Size & Analysis
8.5 Telecom
8.5.1 Telecom Industry Outlook
8.5.2 Market size & Analysis
8.6 Healthcare
8.6.1 Healthcare Industry Outlook
8.6.2 Market size & Analysis
8.7 Education
8.7.1 Market size & Analysis
8.8 Transportation
8.8.1 Market Size & Analysis
8.9 Utilities & Energy
8.9.1 Market Size & Analysis
8.10 Others

9 Regions: Market Size & Analysis
9.1 Overview
9.2 Americas
9.2.1 Americas Industry Outlook
9.2.2 US
9.2.3 Canada
9.2.4 Brazil
9.2.5 Market Size & Analysis
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Europe Industry Outlook
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Germany
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Market Size & Analysis
9.4 Asia-Pacific
9.4.1 Asia-Pacific Industry Outlook
9.4.2 India
9.4.3 China
9.4.4 Market Size & Analysis
9.5 The Middle East & Africa
9.5.1 Market Size & Analysis

10 Global Generalist
10.1 International Business Machines Corp.(IBM)
10.1.1 Overview
10.1.2 Offerings
10.1.3 IBM in SDI
10.2 SAP SE
10.2.1 Overview
10.2.2 Offerings
10.2.3 SAP in SDI
10.3 Intel Corporation
10.3.1 Overview
10.3.2 Offerings
10.3.3 Intel in SDI
10.4 Microsoft Corporation
10.4.1 Overview
10.4.2 Offerings
10.4.3 Microsoft in SDI
10.5 Google Inc.
10.5.1 Overview
10.5.2 Offerings
10.5.3 Google in SDI

11 Companies To Watch For
11.1 Scality Inc.
11.1.1 Overview
11.1.2 Scality Inc. Market
11.1.3 Scality in SDI offering
11.2 Nexenta Systems, Inc.
11.2.1 Overview
11.2.2 Nexenta Systems, Market
11.2.3 Nexenta Systems in SDI offering
11.3 Nutanix
11.3.1 Overview
11.3.2 Nutanix Market
11.3.3 Nutanix in SDI offering
11.4 Coraid Inc.
11.4.1 Overview
11.4.2 Coraid Inc. Market
11.4.3 Coraid in SDI Offering
11.5 Simplivity Corp.
11.5.1 Overview
11.5.2 Simplivity Corporation. Market
11.5.3 Simplivity in SDI offering


Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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