SDN market to grow 65 percent in 2014: Dell’Oro Group

The global software defined networking (SDN) market is expected to grow 65 percent in 2014, said Dell’Oro Group.

With architectures ratified and production deployments under way, Network Security Appliances and Ethernet Switches will continue to comprise the majority of SDNs impact, with SDN gaining a foothold outside of the major Cloud providers.

“The Ethernet Switch market is undergoing a technological transformation in the data center, driven by changes in data center networking,” said Alan Weckel, vice president at Dell’Oro Group.

The evolution towards 10 GE in the Enterprise and 25 GE in the Cloud is an opportunity for data center vendors and providers to garner an increased amount of IT spending.

Infonetics on September 10 said that bare metal switches are the top in-use for SDN-capable switch use case in the data center and are anticipated to account for 31 percent of total SDN-capable switch revenue by 2018.

This apart, Infonetics says SDN market — in-use for SDN Ethernet switches and controllers – will reach $9.5 billion in 2018.

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