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Technology Trends and Market Growth Predictions for 2017

Networking & SDN (5)

According per an IDC report, the networking market in India grew at 10.5% during the second quarter of 2016 in comparison with 2015. This jump was a result of banks and financial institutions upgrading their networks. Investment in network advancement saw an increase from verticals like automotive sector, education sector and professional services. Business growth has now become synonymous with speed and scalability. Network virtualization and SDN have been on every business agenda. SDN drives scalability, agility and improvisation, giving enterprises greater value.

In 2017, network virtualization is being seen as an absolute necessity in order to retain and grow existing market shares for enterprises. Complete software-defined network infrastructure solutions that are commercially available are expected to debut in 2017. Solutions are becoming multi-vendor and based on a viable ecosystem of SDN and NFV components. Adoption is expected to rise, beyond the early adopter service providers, as enterprises and private data centers begin to see a manageable path to achieve the value of a flexible infrastructure.

Successful early NFV deployments and continuing challenges for operators to deliver services with flawless performance will mean that end customers require new levels of flexibility. Developments in new Cat.7 and Cat.8 technologies are expected to be taken forward by companies to help better data transmission. With newer technologies in optical fiber coming in, a larger use of fiber for various projects is expected. Government’s ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart City’ initiatives are the real growth drivers for structured cabling industry. The fiber optic networks will act as a backbone for future-capable wireless network in the country.

“Enterprise networks in the future will be a combination of SDN and traditional networks. SDN can deliver benefits if implemented well with the right infrastructure.”

Pankaj Kitchlu
Service Provider Systems Engineering Leader
India & SAARC
Juniper Networks

 

“Network Virtualization will be an absolute necessity in order to retain and grow existing market shares.”

Anupam Wahi
Head of Communication Engineering
Incedo

 

 

“SDN adoption will rise, beyond the early adopter service providers, as enterprises and private data centers begin to see a manageable path to achieve the value of a flexible infrastructure.”

George Chacko
Principal Systems Engineer & Lead Technical Consultant
Brocade India

 

“Businesses will look for greater value in network virtualization; moving towards bring your own license & pay as you go models supporting cloud-based infrastructures for different application needs.”

Sajan Paul
Director Systems Engineering
India & SAARC
Juniper Networks

 

“With newer technologies coming in, we will see a larger use of fiber for various projects. Government’s smart city initiative is a positive sign for structured cabling industry in India.”

Gaurav Ahluwalia
Managing Director
R&M

 

 

“Mushrooming growth of SMEs & SMBs in India will propel the adoption of cloud managed networking in the coming year.”

Bruce Zhou
CEO Axilspot

 

 

“Growing demand for bandwidth, proliferation of data consumption and widespread adoption of server & storage virtualization will drive deployment of 10-Gigabit solutions.”

Manab Mallick
Sr. Manager
Technical (India & SAARC)
Netgear

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