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Virtual Router Market Trends

ID: MRFR//5248-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| July 2024

Virtual Router Market Overview


Virtual Router Market is projected to grow from USD 0.43 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.58 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.55% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for Virtual Router was valued at USD 0.36 billion in 2023.


Increased demand for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) and the growing adoption of cloud computing are key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Figure 1: Virtual Router Market Size, 2024-2032 (USD Billion)


Virtual Router Market Overview2


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Virtual Router Market Trends


Increased demand for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) driving the market growth


SDN and NFV technologies are transforming the networking industry by enabling greater network agility, flexibility, and efficiency. SDN allows for the separation of the control plane and data plane in networking devices, allowing for centralized control and programmability of the network. NFV enables for the virtualization of network functions, such as firewalls, routers, and switches, which can be run on standard hardware instead of proprietary devices.


Virtual routers are a critical component of SDN and NFV architectures, providing the routing functionality needed to connect and manage virtual network functions. Virtual routers enable businesses to create virtual networks that are scalable, agile, and cost-effective while also providing greater control and visibility into network traffic. As businesses increasingly adopt SDN and NFV technologies, the demand for virtual routers is expected to grow. This market is determined by the need for greater network agility, flexibility, and efficiency, the surging implementation of cloud-based services and the growing demand for secure and reliable network connectivity. Thus, driving the Virtual Router market revenue.


Cloud computing is transforming how businesses operate by providing on-demand access to a shared pool of computing resources over the Internet, including servers, storage, applications, and services. As businesses increasingly adopt cloud computing, they require reliable and secure connectivity to the cloud infrastructure to ensure that their applications and services are available and accessible to users. Virtual routers provide a cost-effective and scalable solution for connecting to cloud resources. They can be deployed as virtual machines on existing hardware and easily provisioned and managed.


Virtual routers enable businesses to create virtual networks that are agile, flexible, and scalable, allowing them to adjust to changes in network traffic and application demand dynamically. Virtual routers also provide greater control and visibility into network traffic, enabling businesses to manage their network resources more effectively and ensure reliable and secure connectivity to cloud resources. As the implementation of cloud computing continues to grow, the demand for virtual routers is expected to increase, driven by factors such as the need for greater network agility, flexibility, and scalability, as well as the surging demand for reliable and secure connectivity to cloud resources.


Virtual Router Market Segment Insights


Virtual Router Component Insights


Based on component, the virtual router market segmentation includes solution and services. The solution segment dominated the market. This is because the solutions segment includes the actual software or hardware that enables virtual routing functionality, which is the core of the virtual router market. Software-based solutions are typically more prevalent than hardware-based ones, as they are more flexible and can be deployed on various hardware platforms.


Virtual Router Type Insights


Based on the type, the virtual router market segmentation includes custom and predefined. The prefined segment dominated the market. The predefined virtual routers are off-the-shelf solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily. These solutions are typically less expensive than custom ones but offer less flexibility and may not meet an organization's networking requirements.


Figure 1: Virtual Router Market by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Virtual Router Market by Type


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Virtual Router End-User Insights


Based on the end-user, the virtual router market segmentation includes service providers and enterprises. The enterprises segment dominated the market. The enterprise segment includes organizations from various industries, such as banking, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Enterprises use virtual routers to connect their offices, data centers, and cloud environments and to support various applications and services. The enterprise segment is also expected to grow as more organizations adopt SDN and NFV to improve their network infrastructure.


Virtual Router Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Virtual Router market will dominate, owing to various factors, the increasing adoption of cloud-based services, the need for secure and reliable network connectivity, and the growing demand for virtualization and SDN/NFV technologies. The United States is North America's largest market for virtual routers due to its strong economy, advanced technological infrastructure, and high adoption of cloud-based services. Canada and Mexico are also expected to contribute to the growth of the North American virtual router market as they continue to invest in their network infrastructure and digital transformation initiatives.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, the UK, France, Spain, ItalyChina, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: VIRTUAL ROUTER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


VIRTUAL ROUTER MARKET SHARE BY REGION


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Virtual Router market accounts for the second-largest market share due to strong economies, advanced technological infrastructure, high adoption of cloud-based services, increasing adoption of cloud-based services, and the need for secure and reliable network connectivity among businesses. Further, the German Virtual Router market held the largest market share, and the UK Virtual Router market was the fastest-growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Virtual Router Market is anticipated to develop at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to their large populations, fast-growing economies, and high adoption of cloud-based services. Moreover, China’s Virtual Router market held the largest market share, and the Indian Virtual Router market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Virtual Router Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Virtual Router market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to increase their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Virtual Router industry must offer innovative products to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Virtual Router industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Virtual Router industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the market. Major players in the Virtual Router market, including IBM Corporation (US), Cisco Systems (US), Ericsson Inc. (US), Huawei Technologies Co.Ltd. (US), Nokia Corporation (Finland), Juniper Networks Inc. (US), netElastic Systems Inc. (US), Brocade Communications Systems (US), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (US), Arista Networks Inc. (US) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


IBM Corporation is a multinational technology company that provides hardware, software, and consulting services to businesses and governments worldwide. Its offerings include artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. For instance, in January 2019, IBM partnered with Juniper Networks to provide a cloud-native solution for automating and managing network infrastructure. The solution combines Juniper's virtual routers with IBM's Cloud Pak for Network Automation, which uses AI and machine learning to provide end-to-end visibility and control over network infrastructure.


Huawei Technologies is a Chinese technology company specializing in telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and enterprise solutions. Its offerings include smartphones, tablets, laptops, networking equipment, cloud computing solutions, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. For instance, in March 2021, Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its CloudEngine S series campus switches and virtual routers, which use AI to improve network automation and efficiency.


Key Companies in the Virtual Router market include



Virtual Router Industry Developments


August 2020: VMware announced its acquisition of Nyansa, a network analytics firm specializing in software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) and virtual private networks (VPNs).


November 2020: Cisco Systems announced a partnership with Google Cloud to launch a virtual router solution for enterprise customers.


February 2021: Versa Networks announced a partnership with Google Cloud to launch a cloud-native virtual router for enterprise customers.


March 2021: Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its CloudEngine S series campus switches and virtual routers, which use AI to improve network automation and efficiency.


Virtual Router Market Segmentation


Virtual Router Component Outlook




  • Solution




  • Services




Virtual Router Type Outlook




  • Custom




  • Predefined




Virtual Router End-User Outlook




  • Service Providers




  • Enterprises




Virtual Router Regional Outlook




  • North America







    • US




    • Canada







  • Europe







    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe







  • Asia-Pacific







    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific







  • Rest of the World







    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America




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