Asia Pacific SDN market to surpass billion dollar

Asia-Pacific-SDN-market-to-surpass-billion-dollarThe Asia Pacific SDN (Software Defined Networking) market will surpass billion dollar mark by 2018 says IDC.

According to the latest technology assessment from IDC, the APEJ SDN market, consisting of spending from the enterprise and cloud service provider segments, will grow from $6.2 million in 2013 to over billion dollar by 2018.

“Businesses are more closely correlated today with technology than ever and this will be a strong contributing factor to driving growth in the SDN market because of the benefits it brings to the table,” says Surjyadeb Goswami, research manager, APEJ Enterprise Networking, IDC .

“End-users recognize the benefits of SDN, but are not jumping on the bandwagon aggressively, mainly as migration from a legacy platform to SDN is not straight forward,” added Goswami.

IDC believes ICT evolutions, such as storage and server virtualization will also naturally lead to the need for the networks to be virtualized and more efficiently controlled. That will lead to SDN becoming a game changer, providing key building blocks for delivering next generation network infrastructure to enterprise and hybrid, private, and public cloud services.

“Software-defined networking is a means to a desired goal, rather than an end or solution in its own. It is essentially an architectural model that can help to better align network infrastructure with the needs of application workloads through the delivery of automated provisioning; programmatic network management; application-oriented, network wide visibility; and smooth integration with cloud orchestration platforms,” says Goswami.

In addition, programmability enables external control and automation that allow for highly scalable, flexible networks that readily adapt to changing business needs.

SDN has emerged as a focal point for innovation and change in networking as the industry combats with multiple challenges faced in their datacenter network, be it for the cloud service providers or the enterprises. The emergence of SDN is on the back of factors that are driving the need for a network that is more flexible, agile, automated, simple, and seamless.

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