Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions, Market Opportunities and Forecast 2015 - 2020




Published: January 2015   Pages: 143
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Overview:

Software Defined Networks (SDN) has largely spawned from the need to separate Control and Data planes as a means of optimizing networks via software control and reduced dependency on specific hardware configurations and vendors. SDN facilitates simplified and more efficient network administration by way of decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying systems that forward traffic to the selected destination (the data plane).

A major goal of SDN is to both simplify and consolidate network functions, replacing specialized hardware with commodity switches, servers, etc. It enables vertical integration with application control over the network through SDN APIs. Instead of managing network assets separately, using separate interfaces, they are controlled collectively and in software, via unified solutions in an SDN environment.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions, Market Opportunities and Forecast 2015 - 2020 covers the following:

  • Technology Review: A review of the underlying technology supporting SDN solutions
  • SDN Industry Roadmap: An analysis of the roadmap for the industry from 2015 to 2020
  • Analysis of Major SDN Vendors and Solutions: Analysis of key SDN vendor strategies and solutions
  • Business Drivers for SDN and Network Function Virtualization: An assessment of the business drivers for SDN and NFV
  • SDN and Virtualization: An analysis of the relationship between SDN and virtualization with an emphasis on the key NFV area

This research evaluates the business drivers for SDN, its relationship to virtualization, specific market opportunities, leading vendors and solutions, issues involved in implementing SDN, and the market outlook and forecast for SDN for switching, controllers, and the software operation market. The report includes analysis of important topics such as Northbound APIs and their role in development of software defined services by third parties. This report is a must read for anyone involved in architecture strategy, application development, network planning, operations, and anyone with a vested interest in the future of service delivery, virtualization, and cloud-based market opportunities.

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Select Report Findings:

  • Pilot and trial SDN installations will predominate through 2016
  • Carrier grade SDN will reach to $3 billion with a CAGR of 45.9%
  • Enterprise grade SDN will reach to near $8 billion value with a CAGR of 56.5%
  • Mind Commerce sees the SDN market reaching $ 11.3 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 53%

Target Audience:

  • Network operators
  • SDN solution providers
  • Cloud-based service providers
  • Virtualization solution providers
  • Network infrastructure providers
  • OSS/BSS and optimization companies
  • Application developers and API companies
  • Managed communications services companies

Table of Contents:

1 Introduction 7
1.1 Topics Covered 9
1.2 Key Questions Answered 10
1.3 Target Audience 10
1.4 Companies Covered in the report 11
2 Executive Summary 14
2.1 Global SDN Markets: 2015 - 2020 15
2.1.1 Key Highlights of 2015 - 2020 15
3 Overview 19
3.1 What is a Network? 21
3.2 Industry Trends in Network Infrastructure 22
3.2.1 Legacy Networking Environment Is Incapable of Elastic Networking Demand 23
3.2.2 Converged Data Traffic a New Challenge 23
3.2.3 A Need for Dynamic Networking Is Growing 24
3.2.4 Scalability Is a New Challenge For IT Teams 24
3.2.5 Lack of Flexible Hardware at Peak Times 25
3.2.6 Increasing Network Utilization needs more NICs 25
3.2.7 Evolution of Standards for Converging IT and Telecommunication Services 26
3.2.8 Telecom Operators Look For Ease of Multivendor Purchase and Interoperability 27
3.3 Upcoming Solutions to Resolve Networking Challenges 29
3.3.1 Network Virtualization 29
3.3.2 Network Function Virtualization 30
3.3.3 Software Defined Network (SDN) 31
3.4 Comparison between NV, NFV and SDN 33
3.5 How SDN Differs from NV and NFV 33
1.1.1 SDN & NFV 34
3.5.1 SDN Is not a Virtualization Technology 36
3.5.2 SDN vs. Network Virtualization 37
3.6 Benefits of Next Generation Networking Solutions 38
3.6.1 Reduction in Capital and Operational Costs 38
3.6.2 Increased Business Agility and Control 38
1.1.2 Flexibility to Leverage Datacenter into Cloud Infrastructure 39
3.7 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solution 39
3.8 Fitment of SDN in Changing Networking Needs 40
3.9 History of SDN Evolution 41
3.10 The Three Models of SDN 43
3.11 Standard SDN Architecture 43
3.12 Key Components of SDN Architecture 46
3.12.1 SDN Controller 46
3.12.1.1 Opensource SDN Controllers 47
3.12.1.2 Commercial SDN Controllers 50
3.12.2 Southbound and Northbound APIs 51
1.1.3 Southbound APIs 52
1.1.3.1 OpenFlow 53
1.1.3.2 NETCONF 54
1.1.3.3 ForCES 55
1.1.3.4 PECP 56
1.1.4 Northbound APIs 56
3.12.3 Common language APIs for SDN and NFV 56
1.2 Migrating to the SDN 58
4 Evolving Era of Software Defined Everything 61
4.1 Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) 61
4.2 Software-Defined Storage 63
4.3 Software-Defined Telecom Networks 65
4.4 Software-Defined Machines: The Internet of Things 68
5 SDN Solutions for the Enterprises and Carriers 70
5.1 Enterprise SDN 70
1.3 Carrier SDN 73
5.2 Enterprise SDN vs. Carrier SDN 75
5.3 SDN Global Markets: 2015-20 76
5.3.1 SDN Pilot Projects from 2014 and Trials through 2020 77
5.3.2 Through 2020 SDN will Experience a Major Market in Greenfield Deployments 79
5.4 Markets for Prominent SDN Enterprise Use Cases 2015 - 2020 79
5.5 Future Prospects in SDN market 83
6 Key Market Trends in the SDN 85
6.1 SDN will play a Key Role in the Deployment of Software Defined Datacenters 85
6.2 SDN, Carriers, and Virtualization 88
6.3 SDN is a Business Driver for Network Operators 90
6.4 Software-Defined Machines: The Internet of Things 93
7 SDN Strategies: Vendor landscape 94
1.4 Proprietary SDN Controller Deployment 95
1.5 SDN Mergers and Acquisitions 96
1.6 Joint Ventures and Partnerships 97
7.1 Key Companies and Solution Providers 98
1.7 Comparative Analysis 99
7.1.1 Architecture Issues 102
7.1.2 API Management 102
7.1.3 SDN Security 103
7.2 Key Companies and Solutions 105
7.2.1 Alcatel-Lucent (Nuage Networks) 105
7.2.2 Arista Networks 107
7.2.3 Avaya 107
7.2.4 Big Switch Networks 108
7.2.5 Brocade/Vyatta 109
7.2.6 Ciena 109
7.2.7 Cisco 110
7.2.8 ConteXtream 113
7.2.9 Cyan 114
7.2.10 Dell 114
7.2.11 Ericsson 116
7.2.12 Hitachi 116
7.2.13 Huawei 117
7.2.14 HP 118
7.2.15 IBM 119
7.2.16 Intel 120
7.2.17 Juniper 121
7.2.18 Oracle 122
7.2.19 Plexxi 123
7.2.20 Pluribus 123
1.7.1 VMware 123
8 Challenges, Drivers, and Opportunities in SDN 125
8.1 Implementation Considerations for SDN 127
8.2 Architecture Issues 128
8.3 API Management 128
8.4 SDN Security 129
8.5 Carrier SDN Challenges and Opportunities 130
8.6 Key SDN Drivers and Opportunities 133
8.7 SDN Controller Deployment 135
8.8 SDNs and Programmable Networking and Application Policy 136
8.8.1 Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 137
8.8.2 Why Application Policy is Important 138
8.9 Opportunities in Development of Northbound APIs 138
8.9.1 Application Use Cases 138
8.9.2 Open vs. Proprietary Northbound APIs 140

Figures

Figure 1: SDN Global Markets: 2015 - 2020 18
Figure 2: Relationship between NFV and SDN 36
Figure 3: Standard SDN Architecture 45
Figure 4: Southbound and Northbound APIs 52
Figure 5: SDN APIs 57
Figure 6: NFV Solution Sales Revenue: 2014 – 2019 66
Figure 7: CloudNFV Open Framework 67
Figure 8: The Future of IoT and SDN APIs 69
Figure 9: SDN Global Markets: 2015 – 2020 77
Figure 10: SDN Markets by Pilot and Commercial Deployment 2015 - 2020 78
Figure 11: Global SDN Market by the Use Cases 2015 – 2020 81
Figure 12: Data Centers and Cloud Switching Fabric 87
Figure 13: Cisco SDN Solution Arch 112
Figure 14: SDN Drivers and Opportunities 134
Figure 15: Orchestration and Policy Coordination 136
Figure 16: Northbound API Functions 141

Tables

Table 1: SDN Global Markets: 2015 – 2020 17
Table 2: Next Generation Networking Concepts 29
Table 3: Comparison between SDN, NFV and NV 34
Table 4: Benefits of SDN 40
Table 5: Models of SDN 43
Table 6: Comparison of Key Opensource SDN Controllers 49
Table 7: Key Commercial SDN Controllers 51
Table 8: SDN Global Markets: 2015 - 2020 76
Table 9: SDN markets by Pilot and Commercial Deployments 2015 - 2020 78
Table 10: Global SDN Markets by the Use Cases 2015 - 2020 80
Table 11: Recent Acquisitions of SDN Start-ups 96
Table 12: SDN Ecosystem 99


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