Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2027

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Market: By Organization Size (SMEs and Large Enterprise), By Component (Hardware Component, Services and Software), By Application (SD-WAN, SD-LAN, Security Applications and Others), By Solution (Physical Network Infrastructure Solution, Network Virtualization and Automation Solution) and By End-User (Retail, IT & Telecommunication, Healthcare, BFSI, Industrial, Government and others) - Global Forecast till 2027

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.

1 Executive Summary

2 Market Introduction

2.1 Definition 18

2.2 Scope Of The Study 18

2.3 List Of Assumptions 19

2.4 Market Structure 19

3 Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process 21

3.2 Secondary Research 21

3.3 Primary Research 22

3.4 Forecast Model 24

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction 26

4.2 Drivers 27

4.2.1 Growing Adoption By Enterprises With Remote And Multiple Branch Office 27

4.2.2 Demand For Cloud Services, Data Centres, And Server Virtualization 27

4.2.3 Growing Business Needs For Mobility Services 27

4.3 Challenges 27

4.3.1 Lack Of Technical Expertise And Awareness Among Enterprises 27

4.4 Opportunities 28

4.4.1 Increased Adoption Of Private Cloud Computing Service 28

4.4.2 Telecom Operator Innovations In Service Offering 28

4.5 Value Chain Analysis 29

4.5.1 Infrastructure/Component Vendor 29

4.5.2 Service Providers 30

4.5.3 Standardization Body 30

4.5.4 Solution Testing Service Provider 30

4.5.5 End-Users 30

4.6 Porter’s Five Forces Model 31

4.6.1 Threat Of New Entrants 31

4.6.2 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers 31

4.6.3 Bargaining Power Of End-Users 31

4.6.4 Threat Of Substitutes 31

4.6.5 Intensity Of Rivalry 31

5 Global Software Defined Networking Market, By Organization Size

5.1 Overview 33

5.1.1 Small And Medium Enterprise 33

5.1.2 Large Enterprises 33

6 Global Software Defined Networking Market, By Component

6.1 Overview 35

6.1.1 Hardware Component 35

6.1.2 Services 36

6.1.3 Software 37

7 Global Software Defined Networking Market, By Application

7.1 Overview 39

7.1.1 SD-WAN 39

7.1.2 SD-LAN 39

7.1.3 Security Applications 40

7.1.4 Others 40

8 Global Software Defined Networking Market, By Solution

8.1 Overview 42

8.1.1 Physical Network Infrastructure Solution 42

8.1.2 Network Virtualization & Automation Solution 42

9 Global Software Defined Networking Market, By End-Users

9.1 Overview 44

9.1.1 Retail 44

9.1.2 IT & Telecommunication 44

9.1.3 Healthcare 45

9.1.4 BFSI 45

9.1.5 Industrial 45

9.1.6 Government 45

9.1.7 Others 45

10 Global Software Defined Networking Market, By Region

10.1 Introduction 47

10.2 North America 48

10.2.1 US 54

10.2.2 Canada 56

10.2.3 Mexico 58

10.3 Europe 60

10.3.1 UK 65

10.3.2 Germany 67

10.3.3 France 69

10.3.4 Rest Of Europe 71

10.4 Asia-Pacific 73

10.4.1 China 78

10.4.2 Japan 80

10.4.3 India 82

10.4.4 Rest Of Asia-Pacific 84

10.5 Rest Of The World 87

10.5.1 Middle East & Africa 92

10.5.2 Latin America 94

11 Competitive Landscape

11.1 Competitive Landscape Overview 97

11.2 Competitive Benchmarking 98

12 Company Profiles

12.1 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd 100

12.1.1 Company Overview 100

12.1.2 Financial Overview 100

12.1.3 Services/Solutions Offered 101

12.1.4 Key Development 101

12.1.5 SWOT Analysis 101

12.1.6 Key Strategy 101

12.2 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 102

12.2.1 Company Overview 102

12.2.2 Financial Overview 102

12.2.3 Products/Services/Solutions Offered 103

12.2.4 Key Developments 103

12.2.5 SWOT Analysis 103

12.2.6 Key Strategy 103

12.3 Cisco Systems, Inc. 104

12.3.1 Company Overview 104

12.3.2 Financial Overview 104

12.3.3 Services/Solutions Offered 105

12.3.4 Key Developments 105

12.3.5 SWOT Analysis 105

12.3.6 Key Strategy 105

12.4 NEC Corporation 106

12.4.1 Company Overview 106

12.4.2 Financial Overview 106

12.4.3 Products/Solutions Offered 107

12.4.4 Key Developments 107

12.4.5 SWOT Analysis 107

12.4.6 Key Strategy 107

12.5 Juniper Networks Inc. 108

12.5.1 Company Overview 108

12.5.2 Financial Overview 108

12.5.3 Products/Solutions Offered 109

12.5.4 Key Developments 109

12.5.5 SWOT Analysis 109

12.5.6 Key Strategy 109

12.6 IBM Corporation 110

12.6.1 Company Overview 110

12.6.2 Financial Performance 110

12.6.3 Services/Solutions Offered 111

12.6.4 Key Developments 111

12.6.5 SWOT Analysis 111

12.6.6 Key Strategy 111

12.7 Intel Corporation 112

12.7.1 Company Overview 112

12.7.2 Financial Performance 113

12.7.3 Product/Technology Offered 113

12.7.4 SWOT Analysis 114

12.7.5 Key Strategies 114

12.8 Ciena Corporation 115

12.8.1 Company Overview 115

12.8.2 Financial Performance 115

12.8.3 Product/Technology Offered 116

12.8.4 Key Developments 116

12.8.5 SWOT Analysis 116

12.9 Pluribus Networks Inc. 117

12.9.1 Company Overview 117

12.9.2 Product/Solution Offered 117

12.9.3 Key Developments 118

12.10 Pica8 Inc 119

12.10.1 Company Overview 119

12.10.2 Product/Solutions Offered 119

12.10.3 Key Developments 119

12.11 Big Switch Networks Inc 120

12.11.1 Company Overview 120

12.11.2 Products/Solutions/Services/Technology Offered 120

12.11.3 Key Developments 121

12.11.4 Key Strategies 121

12.12 Brocade Communications Systems Inc. 122

12.12.1 Company Overview 122

12.12.2 Financial Performance 122

12.12.3 Product/Technology Offered 123

12.12.4 Key Developments 123

12.12.5 SWOT Analysis 123

12.12.6 Key Strategies 123

12.13 Ulak Communications 123

13 List Of Tables

TABLE 1 MARKET SYNOPSIS 16

TABLE 2 LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS 19

TABLE 3 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 33

TABLE 4 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 35

TABLE 5 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY HARDWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 35

TABLE 6 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SERVICE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 36

TABLE 7 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOFTWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 37

TABLE 8 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 39

TABLE 9 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 42

TABLE 10 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 44

TABLE 11 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 47

TABLE 12 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 48

TABLE 13 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 49

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TABLE 19 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 52

TABLE 20 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 53

TABLE 21 US: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 54

TABLE 22 US: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 54

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TABLE 29 CANADA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 56

TABLE 30 CANADA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 56

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TABLE 36 CANADA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 57

TABLE 37 MEXICO: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 58

TABLE 38 MEXICO: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 58

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TABLE 44 MEXICO: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 59

TABLE 45 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 60

TABLE 46 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 61

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TABLE 53 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 64

TABLE 54 UK: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 65

TABLE 55 UK: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 65

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TABLE 59 UK: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 60 UK: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 61 UK: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 62 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 67

TABLE 63 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 67

TABLE 64 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY HARDWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 67

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TABLE 66 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOFTWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 67

TABLE 67 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 68

TABLE 68 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 68

TABLE 69 GERMANY: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 68

TABLE 70 FRANCE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 69

TABLE 71 FRANCE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 69

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TABLE 75 FRANCE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 76 FRANCE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 77 FRANCE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 78 REST OF EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 71

TABLE 79 REST OF EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 71

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TABLE 85 REST OF EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 72

TABLE 86 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 73

TABLE 87 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 88 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 89 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY HARDWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 90 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SERVICE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 91 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOFTWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 92 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 93 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 76

TABLE 94 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 77

TABLE 95 CHINA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 78

TABLE 96 CHINA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 78

TABLE 97 CHINA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY HARDWARE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 78

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TABLE 100 CHINA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 79

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TABLE 102 CHINA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 79

TABLE 103 JAPAN: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 80

TABLE 104 JAPAN: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 80

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TABLE 111 INDIA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 82

TABLE 112 INDIA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 82

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TABLE 119 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 84

TABLE 120 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 84

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TABLE 127 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 87

TABLE 128 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 87

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TABLE 136 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 92

TABLE 137 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 92

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TABLE 144 LATIN AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 94

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14 List Of Figures

FIGURE 1 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET: MARKET STRUCTURE 19

FIGURE 2 TOP DOWN & BOTTOM UP APPROACH 23

FIGURE 3 DRIVERS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESTRAINTS ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET 26

FIGURE 4 VALUE CHAIN: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET 29

FIGURE 5 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET 31

FIGURE 6 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 33

FIGURE 7 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 35

FIGURE 8 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 39

FIGURE 9 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 42

FIGURE 10 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 44

FIGURE 11 GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY REGION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 47

FIGURE 12 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 48

FIGURE 13 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 48

FIGURE 14 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 49

FIGURE 15 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 51

FIGURE 16 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 51

FIGURE 17 NORTH AMERICA: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 52

FIGURE 18 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 60

FIGURE 19 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 60

FIGURE 20 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 61

FIGURE 21 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 62

FIGURE 22 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 63

FIGURE 23 EUROPE: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 63

FIGURE 24 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 73

FIGURE 25 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 73

FIGURE 26 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 74

FIGURE 27 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 75

FIGURE 28 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 76

FIGURE 29 ASIA-PACIFIC: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 76

FIGURE 30 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 87

FIGURE 31 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY ORGANIZATION SIZE, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 87

FIGURE 32 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY COMPONENT, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 88

FIGURE 33 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 89

FIGURE 34 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 90

FIGURE 35 REST OF THE WORLD: SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING MARKET, BY END-USER, 2020 VS 2027 (USD MILLION) 90

FIGURE 36 BENCHMARKING OF MAJOR COMPETITORS 98

Competitive Landscape Overview


The global software defined networking market is characterized by the presence of many global, regional, and local vendors. The market is highly competitive with all the players competing to gain market share. Intense competition, rapid advances in technology, and frequent changes in government policies are the key factors that limit market growth. The vendors compete based on quality of service, pricing, and reliability. It is crucial for the vendors to provide advanced technology and value-added services for software defined networking vendors to survive and succeed in an intensely competitive market environment.


The growth of the market vendors is dependent on the market conditions, government support, and industry development. Thus, the vendors should focus on geographic expansion and advancement in digital services.  Cisco Systems Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., NEC Corporation, Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Big Switch Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Pica8 Inc., Ciena Corporation, Pluribus Networks Inc., and IBM Corporation, Ulak Communications are the major companies in the market that compete in terms of services offered, pricing of IPN devices, and availability of components from suppliers. These companies primarily focus on the development of switches, network infrastructure, and controllers. Although the global players are dominating the market, regional players with small market shares also have a strong presence. The global players are expected to strengthen their presence worldwide through organic and inorganic growth during the forecast period.


The vendors with better technical and financial resources can develop innovative products that render the ones by their competitors obsolete and non-competitive even before they are launched, or costs are recovered. Therefore, vendors must develop new technologies and stay in touch with emerging technologies that could affect the continuing competitiveness of their product lines in the market.


Cisco systems Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells internet protocol-based networking services and products to the IT and telecommunication organizations. The company serves various industries such as energy, education, healthcare, retail, and hospitality. In their software-defined networking portfolio the company provides various solutions such as Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), DNA Center, SD-Access, SD-WAN, and SD-Branch. The company operates in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions.


Big Switch Networks is a provider of an open software-defined networking (SDN) technology. The company has strategic partnerships with HPE, Edgecore, and Dell EMC. It provides products, services, solutions, and various technologies related to SDN to the end-users. Big Switch Networks partnered with Microsoft Azure to provide integrated solution for its new Azure Virtual Network Terminal Access Point (TAP).  Big Monitoring Fabric- public cloud are integrated with Azure to provide secure, scalable, and simple solutions to monitor workload. The company mainly focuses on product management, product marketing, technical marketing, a technological partnership, and acquisitions.


Brocade Communication Systems Inc. specializes in network solution. On 17 November 2017, Broadcom acquired Brocade Communications systems Inc. In software defined networking, the company provides various products such as Brocade SDN controller, Brocade flow optimizer, Brocade flow manager, and Brocade VNF manager. The company’s acquisition and investment strategy focus on expansion and evolution of shared storage network-based analytics, security, data management, and IP networking.


NEC Corporation (NEC) is a global provider of information technology services and products. It offers IT and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers, and government agencies and is one of the biggest PC vendors in Japan. It also provides services for IT, network systems, electronic devices and others. NEC is focused on R&D to drive technological development. The company aims to become a complete solution provider of integrated communications and advance hardware components.


Juniper Networks, Inc. engages in the sale of products and services, design, and development, for high-performance networks. The company operates in various business segments including switching, routing, and security products which are designed to provide high performance, flexibility, and low total ownership cost. Juniper Network focuses on delivering highly reliable, scalable, cost-effective, and secure network for increasing network’s speed, efficiency, and value through automation.