IDC: Global data centre SDN market to be worth almost $12.5B in 2020

IDC predicted the worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) market -- comprising physical network infrastructure, virtualisation/control software, SDN applications (including network and security services), and professional services -- will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.9 per cent from 2014 to 2020 and will be worth nearly $12.5 billion (€11 billion) in 2020. The research company noted that software-defined networking continues to gain market traction as an innovative architectural model capable of enabling automated provisioning, network virtualisation, and network programmability for data centres at cloud-providers and enterprise networks. Report