Software-Defined Anything (SDx) Market By Technology (Software-defined Data Center, Software-defined Storage, Software-defined Networking), By End User (Banking, financial services, and insurance, Government and education, Healthcare, Telecom and IT, Retail, Manufacturing, Media & entertainment, Others), Industry Trends, Estimation & Forecast, 2017 – 2025

January 2019

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SDx is the term used for software defined anything or everything in the information technology domain across the globe. It is a term used for promoting the greater and enhanced used of software in controlling various types of hardware. Provision of rapid release cycles to meet end-user needs is a key feature of the SDx. Agile and safe infrastructure, self-servicing capabilities, and data co relation are also added advantages. Consolidation, standardizing mission-critical applications and hybrid cloud are crucial steps in implementation of SDx into the organization. Software-defined networking (SDN), cloud networking, open networking, network functions virtualization (NFV) are some prominent examples of SDx.

Market Dynamics

Requirement of simplified network management systems, evolution of automation in IT domain, rising demand for virtualization, and shift from traditional IT infrastructures models are prime factors driving SDx market towards growth. However, security breaches, data privacy, and complex system integration are the factors restraining the growth of the SDx market. Adoption of internet of things (IoT) is also one of the factors fueling the SDx market globally. Evolution of big data technology, adoption of cloud computing and bring your own device trend (BYOD) has created future opportunities for the SDx market.

Market Segmentation

The global SDx market is segmented on the basis of technology, end-user, and region. Technology is further segmented on the basis of Software-defined data center (SDDC), Software-defined storage (SDS), and Software-defined networking (SDN). By end user the global SDx market is classified as BFSI, Healthcare, Government, Retail, Manufacturing, IT & Telecom, and Others. On the basis of region the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Some of the market leaders of the global SDx market are 6WIND S.A., Arista Networks, Inc., Big Switch Networks, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, HP, Inc., IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and VMware, Inc.

SDx Market Segmentation

By Technology
   • Software-defined Data Center (SDDC)
   • Software-defined Storage (SDS)
   • Software-defined Networking (SDN)

By End User
   • BFSI
   • Healthcare
   • Government
   • Retail
   • Manufacturing
   • IT & Telecom
   • Others

By Geography
   • North America
   • Europe
   • LAMEA
   • Asia-Pacific

SDx Market Key Players

• 6WIND S.A.
• Arista Networks, Inc.
• Big Switch Networks, Inc.
• Cisco Systems, Inc.
• Citrix Systems, Inc.
• Dell Inc.
• EMC Corporation
• HP, Inc.
• IBM Corporation
• Microsoft Corporation
• VMware, Inc.


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