The software defined networking (SDN) market is forecast to grow more than 70 percent in 2015, according to Dell’Oro Group.
2015 marked an important milestone in SDN, with many Ethernet Switch architectures ratified and production deployments under way.
The impact of SDN on the Ethernet Switch market increased significantly in 2015 as deployments expanded beyond the large Cloud providers.
By 2020, data centers will look significantly different. Enterprise customer spend stagnates while spend from Cloud providers such as AWS and Azure explodes.
“As we look towards next generation 25 GE and 50 GE server access we expect to see significant disruption amongst the vendors with Dell’s planned acquisition of EMC being a prelude to further market consolidation,” said Alan Weckel, vice president at Dell’Oro Group.