Data center networking market is expected to grow from $12.49 billion in 2013 to $21.85 billion by 2018, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.8% from 2013 to 2018.
The advent of cloud computing has created a significant business opportunity for service providers. Service providers are expanding their services to meet customer interest in cloud services. Many of these companies are building cloud-ready infrastructure that can support new service models at the scale necessary to meet the demand of cloud platform and operate at an efficiency that ensures profitability. Service providers are focusing on leveraging their network assets and expertise to deliver cloud services from their data centers.
Service providers face twin challenges in deploying new data center services while controlling operational and capital costs along with maximizing the Return on Investment (ROI). To address the challenges faced by the service providers, vendors in the data center networking space are offering a complete set of network product portfolio which includes data center switching fabric, high-speed inter-data center connectivity, and unified data center orchestration. These network assets help the service providers to leverage the network as a resource in the cloud to automate and efficiently manage/distribute resources with improved performance.
In the current scenario, there is huge potential in the market due to the continued adoption of cloud services and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in the data centers. The pure players in the data center networking market including Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks, IBM, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, and others are finding huge potential in the market in future with the evolving SDN technology. MarketsandMarkets expects the Asia Pacific (APAC) to hold the largest market in data center networking after 5 years, due to high investment plans on building new data centers in APAC. MarketsandMarkets expects global data center networking market to grow from $12.49 billion in 2013 to $21.85 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 11.8% from 2013 to 2018.
Data Center Networking Market [Ethernet switches, SAN, Routers, ADC, Network Security Equipment, WAN Optimization Appliances]: Global Advancements, Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2013-2018)
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