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Overview:

Software defined networking (SDN) and virtualization are poised to transform network and service architecture thanks to improvements in technologies that offer improved performance and lower costs. As the border between Cloud Computing and network infrastructure continues to blur, so does the demarcation between the network as a whole and those network elements (servers, terminals, etc.) that comprise the network.

Communications Service Providers (CSP) will benefit from improved economics brought forth by Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as carriers leverage CPU virtualization and other Cloud techniques to migrate previously expensive network functions to cheaper general-purpose hardware running virtual machines.

This research evaluates the technologies, market drivers and outlook for SDN and NFV in telecommunications networks. The report assesses the implications for SDN and NFV on the telecom ecosystem and analyzes the impact of different approaches. The report includes market forecasts for SDN and NFV from 2015 through 2020. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Key Findings:
NFV revenues will reach $ 8.7 Billion by the end of 2020
Pilot and trial SDN installations will predominate through 2016
Carrier grade SDN will reach to $3 billion with a CAGR of 45.9%
Enterprise grade SDN will reach to near $8 billion value with a CAGR of 56.5%
Mind Commerce sees the SDN market reaching $ 11.3 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 53%
The overall global market for NFV will grow at a CAGR of 83.1% between 2015 and 2020

Target Audience:
Network operators
SDN solution providers
Cloud-based service providers
Virtualization solution providers
Telecom infrastructure providers
Network infrastructure providers
Cloud and virtualized datacenters
NFV technology/solution vendors
OSS/BSS and optimization companies
Telecom service providers of all types
Digital content and application providers
Application developers and API companies
Managed communications services companies

Table Of Contents

Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Market, Forecasts, and Impact on Network Operators 2015 - 2020
Table of Contents:

1 Introduction 10
2 Executive Summary 11
2.1 Global SDN Markets: 2015 - 2020 12
2.1.1 Key Highlights of 2015 - 2020 12
2.2 Global NFV Market 2015 - 2020 15
2.2.1 Key NFV Trends through 2020 16
3 Overview 18
3.1 What is a Network? 20
3.2 Industry Trends in Network Infrastructure 21
3.2.1 Legacy Networking Environment Is Incapable of Elastic Networking Demand 22
3.2.2 Converged Data Traffic a New Challenge 22
3.2.3 A Need for Dynamic Networking Is Growing 23
3.2.4 Scalability Is a New Challenge For IT Teams 23
3.2.5 Lack of Flexible Hardware at Peak Times 24
3.2.6 Increasing Network Utilization needs more NICs 24
3.2.7 Evolution of Standards for Converging IT and Telecommunication Services 25
3.2.8 Telecom Operators Look For Ease of Multivendor Purchase and Interoperability 26
3.3 Upcoming Solutions to Resolve Networking Challenges 28
3.3.1 Network Virtualization 28
3.3.2 Network Function Virtualization 29
3.3.3 Software Defined Network (SDN) 30
3.4 Comparison between NV, NFV and SDN 32
3.5 How SDN Differs from NV and NFV 32
1.1.1 SDN and NFV 33
3.5.1 SDN Is not a Virtualization Technology 35
3.5.2 SDN vs. Network Virtualization 36
3.6 Benefits of Next Generation Networking Solutions 37
3.6.1 Reduction in Capital and Operational Costs 37
3.6.2 Increased Business Agility and Control 37
1.1.2 Flexibility to Leverage Datacenter into Cloud Infrastructure 38
3.7 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solution 38
3.8 Fitment of SDN in Changing Networking Needs 39
3.9 History of SDN Evolution 40
3.10 The Three Models of SDN 42
3.11 Standard SDN Architecture 42
3.12 Key Components of SDN Architecture 45
3.12.1 SDN Controller 45
3.12.1.1 Opensource SDN Controllers 46
3.12.1.2 Commercial SDN Controllers 49
3.12.2 Southbound and Northbound APIs 50
1.1.3 Southbound APIs 51
1.1.3.1 OpenFlow 52
1.1.3.2 NETCONF 53
1.1.3.3 ForCES 54
1.1.3.4 PECP 55
1.1.4 Northbound APIs 55
3.12.3 Common language APIs for SDN and NFV 55
1.2 Migrating to the SDN 57
4 Software Defined Everything 60
4.1 Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) 60
4.2 Software-Defined Storage 62
4.3 Software-Defined Telecom Networks 64
4.4 Software-Defined Machines: The Internet of Things 67
5 SDN Solutions for Enterprise and Network Operators 69
5.1 Enterprise SDN 69
1.3 Carrier SDN 72
5.2 Enterprise SDN vs. Carrier SDN 74
5.3 SDN Global Markets: 2015-20 75
5.3.1 SDN Pilot Projects from 2014 and Trials through 2020 76
5.3.2 Through 2020 SDN will Experience a Major Market in Greenfield Deployments 77
5.4 Markets for Prominent SDN Enterprise Use Cases 2015 - 2020 78
5.5 Future Prospects in SDN market 82
6 Key Market Trends in the SDN 84
6.1 SDN will play a Key Role in the Deployment of Software Defined Datacenters 84
6.2 SDN, Carriers, and Virtualization 87
6.3 SDN is a Business Driver for Network Operators 89
6.4 Software-Defined Machines: The Internet of Things 92
7 SDN Strategies: Vendor Landscape 93
1.4 Proprietary SDN Controller Deployment 94
1.5 SDN Mergers and Acquisitions 95
1.6 Joint Ventures and Partnerships 96
7.1 Key Companies and Solution Providers 97
1.7 Comparative Analysis 98
7.1.1 Architecture Issues 101
7.1.2 API Management 101
7.1.3 SDN Security 102
7.2 Key Companies and Solutions 104
7.2.1 Alcatel-Lucent (Nuage Networks) 104
7.2.2 Arista Networks 105
7.2.3 Avaya 106
7.2.4 Big Switch Networks 107
7.2.5 Brocade/Vyatta 107
7.2.6 Ciena 108
7.2.7 Cisco 109
7.2.8 ConteXtream 112
7.2.9 Cyan 112
7.2.10 Dell 113
7.2.11 Ericsson 115
7.2.12 Hitachi 115
7.2.13 Huawei 116
7.2.14 HP 117
7.2.15 IBM 118
7.2.16 Intel 119
7.2.17 Juniper 120
7.2.18 Oracle 121
7.2.19 Plexxi 122
7.2.20 Pluribus 122
1.7.1 VMware 122
8 Challenges, Drivers, and Opportunities in SDN 124
8.1 Implementation Considerations for SDN 126
8.2 Architecture Issues 127
8.3 API Management 127
8.4 SDN Security 128
8.5 Carrier SDN Challenges and Opportunities 129
8.6 Key SDN Drivers and Opportunities 132
8.7 SDN Controller Deployment 134
8.8 SDNs and Programmable Networking and Application Policy 135
8.8.1 Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 136
8.8.2 Why Application Policy is Important 136
8.9 Opportunities in Development of Northbound APIs 137
8.9.1 Application Use Cases 137
8.9.2 Open vs. Proprietary Northbound APIs 139
9 NFV Concept, Role and Key Benefits 142
9.1 Concept of NFV 142
9.2 Features of NFV 143
9.3 Role of NFV 144
9.4 Key Benefits that Address NFV 144
10 NFV Architectural Framework and Use Cases 147
10.1 NFV Reference Architectural Framework 148
10.2 NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) 154
10.2.1 VNF Forwarding Graph (VNF FG) 157
10.3 NFV Proofs of Concept (PoC) 158
10.4 NFV Use Cases 163
10.4.1 Service Chaining of NFs for Carriers 163
10.4.2 Multi-vendor Distributed NFV 164
10.4.3 NFV IaaS 164
11 Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Industry Status 167
11.1 Key Developments and Deployments of NFV 167
11.1.1 Nokia Networks Shipped First Commercial NFV Solution 167
11.1.2 Huawei Leads Telco Transformation via Commercial Deployments of SDN and NFV 168
11.1.3 Dell introduced NFV starter Kit in October 2014 169
11.1.4 Alcatel-Lucent Portfolio of Virtualized Mobile Network Function Applications 169
11.1.5 Radisys Launched T-100 Series for Virtualized Data Plane for NFV 170
11.1.6 Amdocs launched Network Cloud Service Orchestrator 170
11.1.7 Ericson Launched an OPNFV Certification Program 171
11.1.8 Telefónica and NEC Showcased Residential vCPE on NFV Platform 171
11.2 NFV Trials in 2014 172
11.2.1 Telekom Austria Group among the First Operators in Europe to Present NFV Trial 172
11.2.2 Telekom Austria Group Trials NFV-based IMS with Project Clearwater 172
11.2.3 NTT DoCoMo Conducts NFV Trials with Different Combination of Six vendors 173
11.2.4 KT and Alcatel-Lucent to run NFV Trials in Korea 173
11.3 Schedule of ETSI NFV Releases 174
11.3.1 Finalized and Published Works on NFV at ETSI 174
11.3.2 Works to be completed on NFV at ETSI 176
11.4 OPNFV: Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects 178
11.5 CloudNFV Consortium 179
12 NFV Business Case 183
12.1 Background: 183
12.2 Solution: 184
12.3 Necessity of NFV 184
12.4 Benefits of implementing NFV 186
12.4.1 CAPEX / OPEX Reduction 186
12.4.2 Improved Time to Market 186
12.4.3 Improved Scalability of Services and Network Topology 186
12.4.4 Energy Reduction and Improved Operational Efficiency 187
12.5 Challenges in Implementing NFV 187
13 NFV Global Markets 2015 - 2020 190
13.1 State of the NFV Market in 2014 191
13.2 NFV Markets 2015 through 2020 192
13.2.1 NFV Platforms will be the Entry Point for Hardware Virtualization Vendors 192
13.2.2 Virtual Network Functions Will Lead the Markets in First Half of the Forecast Period 192
13.2.3 The Second Half of Forecasting Period Will See Rise in the Service Based NFV 193
14 NFV Vendor Landscape 196
14.1 Vendor Status 196
14.1.1 6WIND 197
14.1.2 Alcatel-Lucent 198
14.1.3 Amdocs 201
14.1.4 Cisco 201
14.1.5 Connectem 202
14.1.6 ConteXtream 202
14.1.7 Ericsson 203
14.1.8 F5 203
14.1.9 Huawei 205
14.1.10 Intel 206
14.1.11 Juniper 208
14.1.12 NEC 208
14.1.13 NSN 209
14.1.14 Openwave Mobility 209
14.1.15 Skyfire/Opera 209
14.1.16 Oracle 210
14.1.17 RAD Data Communications 210
15 Conclusions and Outlook 212
15.1 Key Issues in an NFV World 215
15.2 What are Key Elements from a Cost/Performance Perspective? 215
15.3 Dimensioning and Elasticity 216
15.4 Transition from Now to New: Fork-lift vs. Selective Implementation 216
15.5 Does NFV help in Content Delivery? 217
15.6 Does NFV help in Contextual Communications? 217
15.7 Will NFV Generate New Revenues, Services, and Applications? 218
15.8 Does NFV open the Industry for Net Gains with Non-traditional telcos? 219
15.9 Could an Enterprise integrate its Cloud/IT Services with NFV and Realize Benefits? 219

Figures

Summary Figure 1: SDN Global Markets: 2015 - 2020 15
Figure 1: Global NFV Markets: 2015 - 2020 16
Figure 2: Relationship between NFV and SDN 35
Figure 3: Standard SDN Architecture 44
Figure 4: Southbound and Northbound APIs 51
Figure 5: SDN APIs 56
Figure 6: NFV Solution Sales Revenue: 2014 - 2019 65
Figure 7: CloudNFV Open Framework 66
Figure 8: The Future of IoT and SDN APIs 68
Figure 9: SDN Global Markets: 2015 - 2020 76
Figure 10: SDN Markets by Pilot and Commercial Deployment 2015 - 2020 77
Figure 11: Global SDN Market by the Use Cases 2015 - 2020 80
Figure 12: Data Centers and Cloud Switching Fabric 86
Figure 13: Cisco SDN Solution Arch 111
Figure 14: SDN Drivers and Opportunities 133
Figure 15: Orchestration and Policy Coordination 135
Figure 16: Northbound API Functions 140
Figure 18: High Level NFV Framework 147
Figure 19: NFV Reference Architectural Framework 149
Figure 20: COTS Hardware in an NFV Setup 151
Figure 21: NFV Infrastructure 155
Figure 22: NFV Infrastructure domains 156
Figure 23: NFV End to End Network 157
Figure 24: CloudNFV Open Framework 181
Figure 25: NFV Deployment by Type 2015 - 2020 195
Figure 26: Cloud Management and Orchestration 200

Tables

Summary Table 1: SDN Global Markets: 2015 - 2020 14
Table 1: Global NFV Markets: 2015 - 2020 15
Table 2: Next Generation Networking Concepts 28
Table 3: Comparison between SDN, NFV and NV 33
Table 4: Benefits of SDN 39
Table 5: Models of SDN 42
Table 6: Comparison of Key Opensource SDN Controllers 48
Table 7: Key Commercial SDN Controllers 50
Table 8: SDN Global Markets: 2015 - 2020 75
Table 9: SDN markets by Pilot and Commercial Deployments 2015 - 2020 77
Table 10: Global SDN Markets by the Use Cases 2015 - 2020 79
Table 11: Recent Acquisitions of SDN Start-ups 95
Table 12: SDN Ecosystem 98
Table 14: Completed PoC: ETSI 160
Table 15: Ongoing PoC: ETSI 162
Table 16: NFV Tasks Completed/Finalized at ETSI 174
Table 17: NFV Tasks in Progress at ETSI 177
Table 18: NFV Markets by Deployment Type 2015 - 2020 194

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