SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Market 2017 – Global SWOT Analysis,Emerging Market Strategies & Industry Overview

New York, NY — (PRESS RELEASE JET) — 10/25/2017 — While the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a hosts of benefits to the telecommunications service provider/carrier community.

Not only can SDN and network virtualization help address the explosive capacity demand of mobile traffic, but they can also reduce the CapEx and OpEx burden faced by service providers to handle this demand by diminishing reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms.

SDN and network virtualization solutions have been widely deployed in data center and enterprise environments, and many service provider deployments are already underway.

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is service provider led initiative aimed at virtualizing network components in a service provider network. While NFV is still a developing technology with its first set of specifications published in October 2013, many vendors have already developed commercial-grade solutions that align well with the NFV initiative.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates that the SDN, NFV and network virtualization market will account for nearly $4 Billion in 2014 alone. Despite barriers relating to standardization and co-existence with legacy networks, SNS Research estimates further growth at a CAGR of nearly 60% over the next 6 years.

This report presents an in-depth assessment of the global SDN, NFV and network virtualization market. In addition to covering underlying technology, key market drivers, challenges, future roadmap, value chain analysis, use cases, deployment case studies, expert interviews, company profiles, product strategies and strategic recommendations, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for the market from 2013 till 2020. Historical revenue figures for 2010 – 2012 are also presented. The forecasts and historical revenue figures are individually segmented for 3 individual submarkets, 2 user base categories, 7 use case categories, 6 geographical regions and 34 countries.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet covering quantitative data from all figures presented within the report.

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Table Of Contents – Major Key Points

1 Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Historical Revenue & Forecast Segmentation
1.4 Key Questions Answered
1.5 Key Findings
1.6 Methodology
1.7 Target Audience
1.8 Companies & Organizations Mentioned

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization
2.1 What is Network Virtualization?
2.2 What is Software Defined Networking (SDN)?
2.3 SDN Protocols
2.3.1 OpenFlow
2.3.2 Border Gateway Protocol – Traffic engineering (BGP-TE)
2.3.3 Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP)
2.3.4 Interface to the Routing System (I2RS)
2.3.5 Virtual Extensible LAN (VxLAN)
2.3.6 Application Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO)
2.3.7 IETF Software Driven Networks
2.4 SDN Implementation Approaches
2.4.1 Network Virtualization Approach
2.4.2 Evolutionary Approach
2.4.3 The “Central Control” Approach
2.5 What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?
2.6 NFV Enabling Technologies
2.6.1 Cloud Computing and Network Virtualization
2.6.2 Open Management and Control Protocols
2.6.3 Industry Standard High-Volume Servers
2.7 How SDN and NFV Differ from Each Other
2.7.1 Similarities and Differences
2.7.2 Can Both Technologies Complement Each Other?
2.7.3 How Are Vendors Positioning their Solutions?
2.8 Market Drivers
2.8.1 Leveraging Generic Low-cost Hardware
2.8.2 Multi-tenancy on Same Hardware
2.8.3 Reduced Power Consumption
2.8.4 Faster Time to Market (TTM)
2.8.5 Improved Operational Efficiency & Performance
2.8.6 Centralized Provisioning and Network Control
2.8.7 Ability to Launch New Services & Virtual Networks Quickly
2.8.8 Dynamic Scaling of Services
2.8.9 Opening the Door to Multi-vendor Interoperability
2.8.10 CapEx and OpEx Reduction
2.8.11 Fast Troubleshooting and Improved Diagnostics
2.8.12 Vendor Support
2.9 Market Barriers
2.9.1 Lack of Standardization & Technology Maturity
2.9.2 Uncertain Cost-Benefits Tradeoffs
2.9.3 NFV May Slow/Delay Traffic
2.9.4 Will Multi-vendor Interoperability Really Work?
2.9.5 Co-Existence with Legacy Networks: Integration Challenges

3 Chapter 3: SDN/NFV Use Case Scenarios and Deployment Case Studies
3.1 Enterprise, Data Center & Generic Use Cases
3.1.1 Network Virtualization
3.1.2 Network Virtualization Case Study: Scalable Data Centers
3.1.3 Tap Aggregation
3.1.4 Dynamic WAN Re-Routing
3.1.5 Network Exchange: Interconnecting Physical Networks
3.1.6 Improved Traffic Engineering
3.1.7 Converged Storage
3.2 Service Provider Use Cases
3.2.1 Radio Access Network (RAN) Virtualization
3.2.2 Cloud RAN
3.2.3 Wireline Fixed Access Network Virtualization
3.2.4 Evolved Packet Core (EPC)/Mobile Core Virtualization (Including IMS)
3.2.5 Mobile Backhaul Virtualization
3.2.6 CPE/Home Network Environment Virtualization
3.2.7 Service Chaining
3.2.8 SDN/NFV Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
3.2.9 Virtualization of Network Functions (VNF)
3.2.10 VNF Case Study: Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
3.2.11 Virtual Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS)
3.2.12 Virtual Network Platform as a Service (VNPaaS)
3.2.13 Virtualization of CDNs
3.2.14 Bandwidth on Demand
3.2.15 Bandwidth on Demand Case Study: QoS Management for Video
3.2.16 Packet-Optical Integration
3.3 Service Provider Deployment Case Studies
3.3.1 AT&T
3.3.2 BT
3.3.3 China Mobile
3.3.4 Deutsche Telekom
3.3.5 KDDI
3.3.6 NTT Communications
3.3.7 Portugal Telecom (PT) /Oi
3.3.8 SK Telecom
3.3.9 SoftBank
3.3.10 Verizon
3.4 Enterprise & Data Center Deployment Case Studies
3.4.1 Equinix
3.4.2 Fidelity Investments
3.4.3 Google
3.4.4 Kanazawa University Hospital
3.4.5 Nippon Express

4 Chapter 4: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain
4.1 The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Value Chain
4.1.1 Silicon & Server OEMs
4.1.2 Pure-play SDN/NFV Specialists
4.1.3 Network Infrastructure Vendors
4.1.4 IT Industry Giants
4.1.5 Mobile Infrastructure Vendors
4.1.6 BSS/OSS & Software Vendors
4.1.7 Enterprises
4.1.8 Service Providers
4.1.9 Data Center Operators
4.2 The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Industry Roadmap: 2014 – 2020
4.2.1 Enterprise & Data Center SDN Rollouts: 2013 – 2014
4.2.2 NFV Trials and Vendor Consolidation: 2015 – 2017
4.2.3 Large Scale Proliferation of NFV and SDN in Service Provider Networks: 2018 – 2020

5 Chapter 5: Standardization Bodies & Alliances
5.1 Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
5.2 European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
5.3 Cloud NFV
5.4 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
5.5 Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
5.6 ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
5.7 OpenDaylight (Linux Foundation)
5.8 OpenStack Foundation
5.9 Open Networking Research Center (ONRC) and ON.Lab
5.1 OpenContrail (Juniper Led)
5.11 CloudBand Ecosystem Program (Alcatel-Lucent Led)
5.12 Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)
5.13 Object Management Group (OMG)
5.14 FlowForwarding

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