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Market Leadership - in the Software-Defined Anything Market


The software-defined anything market is estimated to be valued at USD 28.09 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 31.72% between 2016 and 2022. Major growth drivers of the software-defined anything market are centralized security control throughout the enterprise, dynamic provisioning of networking resources, reduced operational cost, easy Quality of Service (QoS) implementation, and unified cloud resources. Some of the other driving factors for high growth of the SDA market include exponential growth in volume of data across enterprises and cost optimization in managing hardware. SDA enhances the benefits of data center virtualization by increasing resource flexibility and utilization and reducing infrastructure cost and overhead. Because of above stated advantages, the SDA market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.

VMware, Inc. (U.S.) is a leading company in the software-defined anything market and held the first rank in 2015. VMware is among the major players in the software-defined anything market. VMware pioneered the development of virtualization technologies with its x86 server-based computing. The company was the first to provide software-defined data center (SDDC) solutions, wherein data center infrastructure was virtualized and provided as a service. VMware has contributed significantly toward its research and development activities, owing to which the company has been able to increase its product offerings beyond compute virtualization. In September 2015, the company launched products such as Horizon 6, vCloud, vSphere, and Virtual SAN 6 to enhance its storage and virtualization portfolio.

IBM Corporation (U.S.) held the second rank in the software-defined anything market in 2015. IBM focuses on big data and cloud computing and on expanding its offerings mainly in three market categories: business analytics, cloud, and smarter planet. The company is also expanding its global presence in new regions to cater the local customer demands. The company’s key strategies include mergers and acquisitions. For instance, IBM Corporation acquired Cleversafe, Inc. (U.S.) in 2015. The acquisition of Cleversafe, Inc. (U.S.) would enable IBM to enhance storage options and provide services at a lower cost.

Microsoft Corporation is one of the major players in the software-defined anything market. The company offers a variety of advanced solutions based on software-defined network (SDN), software-defined data center (SDDC), and software-defined storage (SDS) technologies. Microsoft Corporation has invested heavily in research and development activities to improve its product portfolio. Microsoft’s main focus has been on improving its offerings through collaborations and partnerships with leading market players. For instance, in July 2015, the company collaborated with IBM and Accenture to develop advanced hybrid cloud platform for enterprise-wide adoption.

The key players in the software-defined anything market are  VMware, Inc. (U.S.) Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (U.S.), IBM Corp. (U.S.), and Citrix Systems, Inc. (U.S.), EMC Corp. (U.S.), NEC Corp. (Japan), Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan), Juniper Networks, Inc. (U.S.), and Western Digital Corp. (U.S.).

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Software-Defined Anything Market by Technology (SDN, SDDC, & SDS), Service (Integration & Deployment, Consulting, Managed Services), Deployment Mode (Cloud & On Premise), Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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