The global software-defined networking (SDN) market is expected to reach $43.3 billion by 2027. This number is hardly surprising considering the numerous benefits that SDN brings to the business and how effectively it has proven its value over the past two years. According to PwC, SDN is the key to unlocking inventive solutions and business processes in the new, 5G world. For McKinsey, it’s the toolkit required to centralise network intelligence and control and the linchpin in advancing innovation within infrastructure and architecture. The SDN market has undergone a significant transformation in perception, from a technology that was perceived as complex and convoluted to a trusted way through many of the obstacles thrown up by the pandemic.
The shine in SDN maturity
SDN has matured and brought with it a bouquet of benefits that can deliver long-term value to the organisation:
SDN weaves these benefits into its very fabric, giving the business the space it needs to pivot and adapt to changing market conditions without the weight of CAPEX and admin. It has proven its worth over the past two years, and will continue to evolve and adapt to business demands as it gains ground and popularity.