DUBLIN, Apr. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h3gw2t/software_defined) has announced the addition of the "Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market (SDN Switching, Controllers, Cloud Virtualization application, Network Virtualization Security, End-Users) - Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" report to their offering.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an innovative approach to networking wherein the control of the network is de-coupled from the physical hardware and is handled by a software application, called Controller.
The aim behind this approach is to eliminate physical infrastructure limitations of networks. In traditional network architecture, when a packet arrives at a switch, protocols built into the switch's proprietary firmware tell the switch where to forward the packet. The switch sends every packet with the same destination over the same path, and treats all the packets in the same way. Traditional switches do not perform the application-specific traffic routing.
However, in large enterprises, smart switches have been used which are designed with application-specific integrated circuits, and are sophisticated enough to recognize different types of packets and treat them differently. But, the limitation with these switches is that they are too expensive. SDN offers a cost-effective networking approach with an aim to lower the operational cost thereby reducing latency and performing efficient network traffic management.
Today, enterprises are undergoing technology transformations, such as network virtualization and data center consolidation which in turn increases network complexity, network automation demands, and network transfer rates issue with big data and High-Performance Computing (HPC). Major problem encountered in converting network into cloud in the drop of transfer rates across the networks is the highly distributed networks with globally dispersed data centers and increased number of end-user devices. Enterprises are always on the lookout for cheap and efficient methods to manage networks as well as address the network issues faced commonly in running critical business applications.
SDN addresses these challenges by offering solutions that enables dynamic networking, real-time, and application-centric resource allocation. SDN also offers network automation, in terms of detecting and resolving potential bottlenecks. SDN advances the network in terms of direct programmability of networks, improves agility of the network, converts the network into a centrally managed one, automates the network, and orchestrates the network.
The SDN technology provides operators with several advantages including increased flexibility and performance along with simplified operations. With the emergence in 2011, the SDN concept gives network operators better control of their infrastructure, allowing optimization and customization, and thereby reducing the operational and capital costs.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 SDN And Network Virtualization: Technology Trends, Standards, Business Model And Adoption Factors
5 SDN Market Size, Analysis And Forecast By Solution
6 SDN, Market Analysis And Forecast By End Users
7 SDN, Market Analysis And Forecast By Region
8 SDN, Competitive Landscape
9 Company Profiles
- At&T Inc.
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Dell Inc.
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Intel Corporation
- Juniper Networks
- Nec Corporation
- Pica8, Inc.
- Plexxi, Inc.
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