Worldwide Software Defined Everything (SDE/SDX) Market; By Types (SDN Infrastructure, Cloud Virtualization, Applications, Services), SDS (Hardware, Software), SDDC (Server Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Storage Virtualization), End-users (BFSI, Healthcare, Government, Retail, Manufacturing, IT and Telecom and Others), By Regions

  • July, 2016
  • Domain: ICT - Software & Services
Pages: 111
Tables: 69
Charts: 53
Regions/Countries: 5/9
Companies: 13
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Virtualization has become a commonly used term in the IT industry and is being considered as a key to success for various emerging technologies in the upcoming years. With consumerization growing at a hyper rate, organizations now have strategies revolving around technologies such as IoT and analytics. The increased competitive rivalry in the market has led to technology advancements with virtualization of entire data center possible. Virtualization and automation of data center infrastructure have the potential to improve speed and reduce operating costs and complexities of deploying, provisioning, and maintaining data center resources.

The adoption of virtualization is primarily focused on the compute layer. Other software defined technologies such as SDN and SDS, still lag in adoption and have become a bottleneck to the success of SDDC. The traditional network design is meant for optimization of fixed patterns operating on finite bandwidth. However, with the evolving connectivity needs, SDN promises to reduce complexities across a collection of network devices and applications. SDN is still evolving and could only see a commercial success after a few years. SDS captures the smallest share of all the software defined technologies. The key driver of SDS is its promise of cost savings and simplicity in data management.

Market Analysis

According to Infoholic Research, the Worldwide Software Defined Everything Market will witness a CAGR of 27.9% during the forecast period 2016–2022 and reach $143.35 billion by 2022. The reason for the growth is the cost savings on infrastructure and meeting high demands for digital services.

Geographical segmentation

The market is analyzed by the following key geographies - North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Country-wise analysis of the leading countries in these regions is covered in the report.

Key Vendors

Some of the key players included in the report are Cisco, Dell Inc., HP Enterprises and VMware.

Competitive Analysis

Current and predicted business strategies for the leading IT players in SDE market such as Cisco,   VMware, HP Enterprise, and Dell.


The report includes a detailed competitive benchmarking of the leading industry players based on metrics such as company profile, financial health, business objectives, business strategy and SWOT analysis.


The report will be useful for the key stakeholders of the SDE market such as data center providers, managed service providers and, networking and cloud providers, in the following ways:


  • Competitive analysis (i.e. current and future key business strategies of the competitors and their regional growth)

  • Drivers, growth opportunities in different regions


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the SDE market with an aim to bring all the stakeholders of SDE technologies on a common platform, and especially help the providers of SDE technologies in gaining an insight into the entire market. The report provides a detailed analysis of the SDE in terms of types, end-users, and regions. The report also covers detailed regional analysis, i.e. analysis of the leading countries in these regions. The report also explains about the market attractiveness of different types of SDE technologies. The report also gives information related to latest industry and market trends, key stakeholders, industry pest analysis and competitive landscape. The analyst talks about SDE with respect to the rise in cloud services, BYOD to organizations, IoT devices, and concerns on standards and security. The Worldwide Software-Defined Everything market report can also be tailored as per the specific information need of the users. The customization is available on countries, services, and vendor profiles.





1 Industry Outlook.

1.1             Industry Overview

1.2             Industry Trends

1.3             Pest Analysis

2 Softwrae Defined Everything Market Report Outline

2.1             Report Scope

2.2             Report Summary

2.3             Research Methodology

2.4             Report Assumptions

3 Softwrae Defined Everything Market Snapshot

3.1             Total Addressable Market (TAM)

3.2             Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3             Related Markets

3.4             Virtualization

3.5             Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI)

4 Softwrae Defined Everything Market Outlook

4.1             Overview

4.2             Three Stages of Evolution of SDE

4.3             SDE Ecosystem

4.4             Segmentation

4.5             Porter’s 5 Forces

5 Softwrae Defined Everything Market Characteristics. 

5.1             Software Defined Networking (SDN)

5.1.1               SDN Advantages and Disadvantages.

5.1.2               SDN Architecture.

5.2             Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

5.2.1               SDDC Advantages and Disadvantages.

5.2.2               SDDC Architecture..

5.3             Software Defined Storage (SDS)

5.3.1               SDS Advantages and Disadvantages.

5.3.2               SDS Architecture.

5.4             Market Dynamics

5.4.1               Drivers             Adoption of IoT.             Hardware free systems.             Increasing infrastructure flexibility.             Increasing performance and capacity.

5.4.2               Restraints.             Slow adoption of SDE.             Security concerns             Managing traditional networks.

5.4.3               Opportunities.             Growth of cloud computing technology.             Customization as per requirements.             Software as a core strategy.

5.5             DRO – Impact Analysis

5.6             Key Stakeholders

6 Types: Market Size and Analysis. 

6.1             Overview

6.2             Software Defined Networking (SDN)

6.2.1               Overview

6.2.2               Market Size and Analysis.

6.3             Software Defined Storage (SDS)

6.3.1               Overview

6.3.2               Market Size and Analysis.

6.4             Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

6.4.1               Overview

6.4.2               Market Size and Analysis.

7 SDN: Market Size and Analysis. 

7.1             Overview

7.2             Infrastructure: Switches and Routers

7.2.1               Overview

7.2.2               Market Size and Analysis.

7.3             Cloud Virtualization.

7.3.1               Overview..

7.3.2               Market Size and Analysis.

7.4             Applications

7.4.1               Overview

7.4.2               Market Size and Analysis.

7.5             Services

7.5.1               Overview

7.5.2               Market Size and Analysis.

8 SDS: Market Size and Analysis. 

8.1             Overview

8.2             Hardware.

8.2.1               Overview

8.2.2               Market Size and Analysis.

8.3             Software.

8.3.1               Overview

8.3.2               Market Size and Analysis.

9 SDDC: Market Size and Analysis. 

9.1             Overview..

9.2             Server Virtualization (SV)

9.2.1               Overview..

9.2.2               Market Size and Analysis.

9.3             Network Virtualization (NV)

9.3.1               Overview..

9.3.2               Market Size and Analysis.

9.4             Storage Virtualization.

9.4.1               Overview..

9.4.2               Market Size and Analysis.

10 End-users: Market Size and Analysis. 

10.1           Overview..

10.2           BFSI

10.3           Healthcare.

10.4           Government

10.5           Retail

10.6           Manufacturing.

10.7           IT & Telecom..

10.8           Others

11 Regions: Market Size and Analysis. 

11.1           Overview..

11.2           North America.

11.2.1             Drivers for SDE Market in the US.

11.2.2             Drivers for SDE Market in Canada..

11.3           Latin America.

11.3.1             Drivers for SDE Market in Brazil

11.4           Europe.

11.4.1             Drivers for SDE Market in the UK.

11.4.2             Drivers for SDE Market in France..

11.4.3             Drivers for SDE Market in Germany.

11.5           Asia Pacific.

11.5.1             Drivers for SDE Market in China..

11.5.2             Drivers for SDE Market in ANZ.

11.5.3             Drivers for SDE Market in Japan.

11.6           The Middle East & Africa (MEA)

12 Competitive Analysis. 

12.1           Overview..

12.2           VMware.

12.3           HP Enterprise.

12.4           Dell

12.5           Cisco.

12.6           Other Vendors

12.7           Mergers and Acquisitions

12.8           Collaboration.

13 Market Attractiveness. 

13.1           Market Attractiveness by Types

13.2           Market Attractiveness by End-Users

13.3           Market Attractiveness by Geography.

14 Vendor Profiles. 

14.1           VMware Inc.

14.1.1             Overview..

14.1.2             Business Units.

14.1.3             Geographical Revenue..

14.1.4             Business Focus.

14.1.5             SWOT Analysis.

14.1.6             Business Strategy.

14.2           Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise.

14.2.1             Overview..

14.2.2             Business Units.

14.2.3             Geographical Revenue..

14.2.4             Business Focus.

14.2.5             SWOT Analysis.

14.2.6             Business Strategy.

14.3           Dell Inc.

14.3.1             Overview..

14.3.2             Business Units.

14.3.3             Geographical Revenue..

14.3.4             Business Focus.

14.3.5             SWOT Analysis.

14.3.6             Business Strategy.

14.4           Cisco.

14.4.1             Overview

14.4.2             Business Unit

14.4.3             Geographic Revenue.

14.4.4             Business Focus.

14.4.5             SWOT Analysis.

14.4.6             Business Strategy.

15 Global Generalist 

15.1           Infoblox.

15.1.1             Overview

15.1.2             Infoblox in SDE Market

15.2           Big Switch Networks Inc.

15.2.1             Overview

15.2.2             Big Switch Networks in SDE Market

15.3           Nexenta Systems Inc.

15.3.1             Overview

15.3.2             Nexenta Systems Inc. in SDE Market

15.4           Extreme Networks

15.4.1             Overview

15.4.2             Extreme Networks in SDE Market

15.5           Pivot3.

15.5.1             Overview..

15.5.2             Pivot3 in SDE Market

16 Companies to Watch for. 

16.1           Swiftstack Inc.

16.1.1             Overview..

16.1.2             Swiftstack in SDE Market

16.2           DataCore Software Corporation.

16.2.1             DataCore in SDE Market

16.3           Metaswitch Networks

16.3.1             Metaswitch Networks in SDE Market

16.4           Coraid Inc. (SouthSuite Inc.)

16.4.1             Coraid in SDE Market


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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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