ID: MRFR/ICT/1076-CR | February 2019 | Region: Global | 124 pages
Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Market
Software-defined networking technology is one of the approaches to network management that allows the network configuration to enhance network monitoring and performance like cloud computing rather than like traditional network management. The COVID-19 pandemic has positively impacted the software-defined networking market. The main driver for market growth is the exponential integration of big data. The global spread of the virus has brought researchers, doctors, and data scientists together to find solutions. Researchers are using technologies such as big data, machine learning, and other advanced technologies during the current crisis. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases around the world, it is problematic to analyze the records of each patient and provide a solution to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Here, big data plays a vital role. Big data helps in analyzing the datasets and identifying patterns that can help in the detection of COVID-19. The importance of big data has become more evident as organizations such as the CDC, the WHO, and Microsoft are making dashboards based on the technology. These dashboards extract data from diverse countries and show the location of confirmed cases and deaths. These dashboards are also used to prepare datasets for big data models. These models can estimate possible hotspots and alert the healthcare authorities in advance. The growth of big data technology has positively impacted the software-defined networking market during the pandemic.
Besides, the government-imposed lockdowns in various countries have forced people to stay at home to contain the spread of the virus. People staying at home has increased the usage of the Internet. IT infrastructure giants have performed the relocation of networking infrastructure for the employees to work remotely. The high use of VPNs for remote working and teleconferencing has generated heavy data traffic on the Internet. The pandemic has compelled all the IT infrastructure providers to adopt software-defined networking technology.
The increase in the demand for data center consolidation, cloud services, and server virtualization are the major factors driving the growth of the software-defined networking market. The amount of data generated through Internet surfing requires data centers and cloud services. This need is responsible for the growth of the market. The North American region is expected to dominate the software-defined networking market, followed by Europe, owing to the region’s early adoption of technologies such as big data, cloud computing, network functioning virtualization, and others.