The modern data center networking are becoming increasingly complex and massive and proliferation of new technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and network convergence are adding another level of complexity along with enabling higher workloads to be placed on the network. The movement toward virtualization is forcing enterprise to take restructure their data center architecture to ensure that they have the automation, visibility, and security controls in place to meet the needs of today’s demanding business applications.
Organizations today face ever-increasing requirements for uptime, application flexibility in rapid application provisioning and data mobility network traffic increasing at an exponential rate. The business agility demands increased network I/O uptime, which in turn means constant networking resiliency, and demand for zero downtime and convergence. Unfortunately, most current network technologies were not developed with the needs of virtualization and cloud computing in mind; as a result network can become a bottleneck for cloud and virtualization deployments.
To cater to these network challenges, organizations are on a move to create a dynamic data center enabled by virtualization. They are moving toward an architecture where server, storage, and network assets are tightly aligned with converged infrastructures. The organizations are aiming for a future where they can deploy and effectively use hundreds and thousands of server applications in a virtual environment. The IT resources such as storage, server, and network infrastructure resources are treated as pools to be assigned as needed by business services. The goal behind this is to create a pool of network entities that can be allocated and de-allocated on-demand, with the push of a button. This model will require a new layer of abstraction and resource management. To address the high performance and density demands of businesses, virtualized data center will require migration from 1GbE to 10GbE switches. The 10GbE is the foundation of virtualized data centers.
The major industry players in the data center networking market such as Cisco, Juniper Networks, Brocade, HP, Alcatel-Lucent, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks, and others are finding a huge potential in the market in near future. The data center networking market research report analyzes market dynamics, future roadmaps, and global trends, and also provides competitive intelligence and forecasts over the next 5 years.
The report broadly comprises data center networking product segments: Ethernet switches, router, Storage Area Network (SAN), Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), network security equipments, and WAN optimization appliances; by end-user environment: enterprises, cloud service providers, and telecommunication service providers; by industry verticals: high tech, BFSI, healthcare, government, education, retail, media and entertainment, and others; and by geographical regions: North America (NA), Europe (EU), Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America (LA).