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Software Defined Wide Area Network Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//1364-CR | 172 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| November 2020

The market dynamics of the Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) enterprise have undergone a transformative evolution in recent years, pushed with the aid of a confluence of technological advancements and changing enterprise needs. SD-WAN, a revolutionary technique for network connectivity, has won vast traction because of its potential to beautify network performance, reduce charges, and offer extraordinary flexibility. One key driving force of the SD-WAN market is the increasing demand for green and agile network infrastructure. Traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) regularly struggle to maintain tempo with the dynamic nature of present-day commercial enterprise operations. SD-WAN addresses this task by enabling companies to manipulate their networks in an extra centralized and automatic manner.

Cost performance is another principal factor fueling the increase of the SD-WAN marketplace. Organizations are continuously looking for ways to reduce operational charges while retaining or enhancing overall performance. SD-WAN's capability to leverage value-effective broadband connections along conventional MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) hyperlinks has grown to be a compelling proposition for corporations. This flexibility in deciding on network paths based on application necessities interprets big value savings without compromising on reliability. The speedy adoption of cloud-based packages and offerings is also contributing drastically to the surge in SD-WAN deployment. As corporations migrate their workloads to the cloud, the need for a dependable and scalable network infrastructure becomes paramount.

SD-WAN's capability to offer steady and optimized connectivity to cloud sources guarantees that corporations can completely capitalize on the advantages of cloud computing without compromising the network's overall performance or security. Moreover, the aggressive panorama of the SD-WAN market is evolving with the entry of recent gamers and partnerships. Traditional networking vendors, in addition to rising startups, are investing closely in SD-WAN solutions to meet the developing demand. Additionally, strategic alliances and partnerships among SD-WAN companies and cloud service vendors have become more frequent, improving the general surroundings and presenting up-customers with complete solutions that seamlessly combine with cloud environments.

In the end, the market dynamics of the Software Defined Wide Area Network industry mirror a paradigm shift in how companies approach community connectivity. The demand for agility, price efficiency, and better overall performance is using the full-size adoption of SD-WAN solutions. As the marketplace continues to adapt, we can anticipate further improvements, strategic collaborations, and advancements in protection features to shape the future trajectory of the SD-WAN landscape.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Segment Outlook By Component, Services Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW) Key Vendors Versa Networks, Inc., VMware, Inc, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Nokia (Nuage Networks is a Nokia venture), Cisco Systems, Inc., Oracle, CENTURYLINK, Silver Peak Systems, Inc., Ecessa, ARYAKA NETWORKS, INC., Riverbed Technology, Cato Networks, Citrix Systems, Inc., Forcepoint, and Untangle. Key Market Opportunities The rise in network traffic is predicted to have robust opportunities for market players. Key Market Drivers The strong software-defined WAN market growth can be accredited to rising software-defined data centers and growing adoption of private cloud.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network Market Overview:

SD-WAN is a platform that is built into wide-area network connections such as 4G LTE, and broadband internet. It is widely in demand mostly by businesses across various industry verticals due to its flexibility, openness, and cloud-based nature. The software-defined wide area network market is estimated to reach a value USD 32.167 billion by the end of the forecasted period. The compound annual growth rate is expected at 21.3% between the forecasted period of 2024 to 2032.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network MarketSource: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Covid 19 Analysis:


The current situation of coronavirus worldwide has created Chaos amongst the few players who are operating in the cloud or any other technologies. Industry players with advanced technologies such as zoom communications for video conferencing solutions and cybersecurity companies like okta and many others developed due to the growing trend of work from home from enterprises. Going to the strength during which a large couple of top cloud companies like Google cloud platform, Amazon, and Microsoft corporations are gaining a better market share. 

Software-Defined Wide Area Network Market Dynamics Drivers:


The factors that are majorly contributing to the software-defined wide range networks market is the increasing adoption due to the rising mobile workers which are adding to the growth of the market. Enterprise mobility has also been held to offer secured access to enterprise data, business continuity, and growth in regards to scalability as well as flexibility. In addition to this due to enterprise mobility, employees can create a healthy balance between work as well as life. All these factors have boosted the use of services such as notebooks, tablets, and smartphones to access business applications. Some other factors that are majorly contributing to the rise in the growth of software-defined wide area networks are major adoption of BYOD policies that enterprises have adopted. Also, factors include a growing number of cloud-based applications, rising adoption of mobile devices which consists of notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to access business networks. In addition to this companies are concentrating on minimizing the operational expenditure with the software-defined wide area network market. Also, the encounter of smart loT devices across different enterprise verticals has proved to be a great factor of growth for the software-defined wide area network. 




Several factors contribute to the rising network traffic to create robust possibilities for the software-defined wide area network market. Hence the factors for opportunities include the internet traffic in the last couple of years that has increased due to the high rise in video content traffic. Also, the demand and shift of consumers towards high-quality video streaming have increased the demand for high bandwidth. With the help of a software-defined wide area, network market operators can set rules for prioritizing network traffic as well as its applications. The rise in network traffic is also predicted to have robust opportunities for the market players. These are some of the factors that contribute as an opportunity to the growing software-defined wide area network.




Factors that hamper the growth of software-defined wide area network market despite being advanced technology software-defined wide area network market has immense reliability issues. Smartware defined wide area network markets cannot guarantee QoS on their own. These factors negatively impact the software-defined wide area network market growth.


Value Chain Analysis:


The benefits are mostly experienced by virtualization leaders like Citrix and VMware and others startups and companies with multi-cloud infrastructure and cloud-native infrastructure. As the government policies of work from home continued due to social distancing and lock down the major key players of leading technology companies coped up with new trends. This company made most of the new technological solutions which wonderfully supported WFH and allowed the workforce to work from a remote location. Some software-defined wide area network companies such as colt Technology services, Aryaka networks, Nuage networks, and Versa networks have developed and launched several product ranges for supporting issues that are work-related due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.


Software-Defined Wide Area Network Market Segmentation:


The software-defined wide area network market is classified based on the component, based on the deployment, based on the organization size, and based on the vertical. 


Based on the Component:Based on components, the global market of the SD-WAN is segmented into solutions, appliances, and services.

The appliance segment is again further bifurcated into virtual and physical. The physical appliance segment is further divided into cables, gateways, switches, access points, and routers. The virtual appliance segment is again divided into the internet, web portal, and CSP. Out of all these services segments are estimated to lead the market over the forecasted period.

Based on the Deployment:


The Global software-defined wide area network market is divided based on deployment into on-premise and cloud.

The cloud segment is estimated to dominate the market over the forecasted period.

Based on the Vertical:


Based on verticals, the software-defined wide area network market is classified into retail, healthcare, manufacturing, BFSI, and IT and telecommunication. Out of all these segments the IT and telecommunications segment is estimated to be widespread over the forecasted period. The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market is predicted to touch USD 19,093.2 Million at a whopping 38.5% CAGR between 2017- 2026


Based on the Organization Size:


Based on organization size, the software-defined wide area network marketing is segmented into large enterprises and SMEs.


Based on the End-Users:


On an end-user basis, the SD-WAN market is divided into service providers and verticals.


Software-Defined Wide Area Network Market Regional Analysis:


On a regional basis, the SD-WAN market is divided into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.

North America is predicted to dominate the market. North America was valued at USD 1,297.5 million in 2019 with a CAGR of 37.5% over the forecasted period.

Europe is predicted to show the second largest share with the value of $462.5 million in 2019. In addition to this, the CAGR is expected to be 39.2%.

Competitive Landscape:


The prominent key players of the software-defined wide area network market in the global market are mentioned down below.

  • Untangle

  • Forcepoint

  • Citrix Systems Inc.

  • Cato Networks

  • Riverbed Technology


  • Ecessa

  • Silver Peak Systems Inc.


  • Oracle

  • Cisco Systems Inc.

  • Nokia (Nuage Networks is a Nokia venture)

  • Palo Alto Networks Inc.

  • VMware Inc

  • Versa Networks Inc

All these prominent key players play a major road in the dynamics and growth of the software-defined wide area network market. These major key players opt for many strategies such as, acquisitions, extensions, innovations, new production processes, collaborations, mergers, technology widening the existing products, partnerships, etc. All these strategies are opted to get the needs of customers and develop a strong potential growth base.

Recent Developments:Given below are few recent developments that are seen in the global market of the Software-Defined Wide Area Network-SDWAN Is estimated to expand its market by launching the latest silver peak-based managed services.Advancements are made in the configurations and policies. This option is present for enterprise customers through this offering customers will have full insight and visibility. 


Report Overview:The global SD-WAN market in the global market research report consists of the following elements which are mentioned down below-

  • Market overview

  • Covid 19 analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Market segmentation

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Recent developments

In the global software-defined wide area network market research report, there are major factors that drive the growth of the market. The report comprises of chances that might facilitate from here on out and hands the worldwide market of software-defined wide area networks. Different elements limit the development of programming characterized wide region organizations and hamper the improvement of such a fine-based market. . The research report also consists of various analyses based on Covid 19 impact market dynamics, different segmentations, regional analysis, and the software-defined wide area network market. 

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