The software defined data center market report considers the revenue generated from implementation of SDDC solutions in data centers worldwide.
Commenting on the software defined data center market report, an analyst said: "One trend in market is emergence of software-defined security. Most enterprises are concerned about the security of the virtualized and automated infrastructure before adopting SDDC.
Software-defined security aids enterprises in the deployment and automation of security mechanisms using software instead of traditional security tools. Software-defined security is managed via specific policies, which are defined and customized as per the business needs.
The analysts forecast global SDDC market to grow at a CAGR of 20.17 percent during the period 2017-2021. SDDC is a data center where all the IT infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service.
The deployment, provisioning, monitoring, and management of the data center resources are carried out through automated software, which supports enterprise legacy and modern applications. SDDC data centers help in reducing the capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) and improve the efficiency, agility, control, and flexibility of data centers.
One driver in software defined data center market is simplified data center management. There are several tools offered by different infrastructure vendors, which increase the complexity associated with monitoring and management of data center operations.
A converged infrastructure is a common approach that is followed by data center operators for efficient management through pre-configured bundles of software and hardware in a single chassis.
Key players in the global SDDC market: Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Dell, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Pluribus Networks, 6WIND, Arista Networks, Avaya, Big Switch Networks, Brocade Communications Systems, Ciena, DataCore, Ericsson, Extreme Networks, F5 Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei IBM, IP Infusion, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta Systems, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), Nutanix, Oracle, PernixData, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, Red Hat, Riverbed Technology, Scale Computing, SimpliVity, and SwiftStack.
Further it states that one challenge in software defined data center market is migration challenges. Most organizations feel that the hardware and software solutions that they have adopted presently will be sufficient to power their future needs.
They lack the awareness about the benefits of SDDC such as automation and effective management; budget restraints also stop many organizations from being early adopters of this solution. To adopt SDDC, data center operators are required to be updated about every task involved in the migration.
Lack of complete knowledge with respect to the migration process will result in losing control over the infrastructure and result in increased OpEx. – Wha Tech