Enterprise SDN Market – By Product Type (Hardware, Software and Services & Applications), Enterprise Type (Larger Enterprise and SMEs), Verticals (Manufacturing, Healthcare, BFSI, Education, Retail and Others), and Regions (Americas, Europe, Asia-pacific, and MEA): Global Drivers, Opportunities, Trends and Forecasts to 2022

  • April, 2017
  • Domain: ICT - Telecommunications
Pages: 86
Tables: 46
Charts: 19
Regions/Countries: 4/0
Companies: 10
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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

According to Infoholic Research, 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

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 – Infoholic Research

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



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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