MARKET BRIEFINGS

sdn-nfv

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING AND NETWORK FUNCTIONS VIRTUALIZATION

This market briefing provides an overview of the market for SDN and NFV, primarily from the perspective of industry reports. The following sections provide a summary of SDN and NFV and their benefits. Major trends and drivers for SDN and NFV adoption are discussed and an overview of the SDN and NFV market is presented including major segments, vendors and standards development organisations. Barriers to SDN/NFV adoption and future challenges arising out of the Internet for Everything and 5G networks are then briefly discussed. The briefing paper concludes with an overview of how the European Union Horizon 2020 project RECAP is profiling and simulating network infrastructure so that network function and service function characteristics can be automated to ensure required quality of service and mitigate failure risk in a variety of cloud, fog and edge computing use cases.

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OPEN SOURCE CLOUD SIMULATION SOFTWARE MARKET BRIEFING

This market briefing provides an overview of the main open source cloud simulation software tools. It discusses the drivers for using simulation and modelling for cloud computing, the types of cloud problems simulators are being used to solve. It provides an overview of the main open source cloud simulators and a comparison of the features of these simulators. This is followed by an overview of a new open source warehouse-scale cloud simulator that accommodates hyperscale clouds and next generation cloud architecture designs, and a discussion about how simulation-based optimisation might be used to address cloud management challenges with the emergence of the Internet of Things.

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THE DATA CENTER MARKET

The Global Data Center market briefing provides an overview of the global data center market, segmenting the market by both data center type and the individual hardware components that make up a data center. It outlines the factors influencing adoption of data centers worldwide and investigates the different factors changing the dynamics of this market, drawing on publicly available desk research from industry analysis to predict where this market will be in 2020.

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