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Majority of Large Enterprises in India saying ‘Aye’ to SDN

The Juniper Networks commissioned study by IDC reveals these enterprises are set to deploy SDN in 2016

Juniper Networks has found through a study commissioned with leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC that a majority of large enterprises in India were planning to deploy Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies as part of their network architecture by 2016.

The Juniper Networks commissioned study by IDC entitled “Understanding SDN is the key to transformation”, surveyed 171 IT decision-makers from over 151 organizations across various industries, to find out more on their plans to deploy SDN in their networks.

“The networking architecture landscape in India is in a state of transition and the software-defined model can enable significant advantages, making it the logical solution every organization turns to for better efficiency and security,” said Sajan Paul, Director (Systems Engineering) – India & SAARC, Juniper Networks.

“Currently, 86% of the respondents felt that enterprise networks in future will be a combination of SDN and traditional networks and 48% felt that SDN can provide value if implemented well. The key enabler, however, would be to respond to the change in a timely way and analyze, understand and prepare for it via trusted partnerships and Proof-of-Concept investments,” said Gaurav Sharma, Research Manager, Enterprise Computing, IDC India.

Highlights from the Juniper Networks commissioned study by IDC:
63% of large enterprises in India plan to deploy SDN as part of their network architecture in 2016.
The study found that 22% of the respondents were “users,” defined as organizations that have deployed SDN in the pilot stage while the rest of the respondents were “intenders” who were planning to deploy SDN in the near future. Among the “intenders,” 40% were planning to deploy SDN within the next year, while the other 60% were aiming to deploy SDN after two years or more.
59% of respondents said they understood the concept of SDN or understood the technology completely.
42% of intenders and 34% of users do not have a specific budget assigned to the purchase of SDN solutions. 19% of intenders and 28% of users are willing to consider more than 7% of their IT budget for SDN implementation.

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