Software Defined Networking (SDN) Orchestration Market by Component (Solutions, Services [Integration and Implementation, Training and Consulting]), by Industry Size (SMEs, Large Enterprises), by End-User (Cloud Service Providers, Telecom service Providers), by Geography (U.S., Canada, U.K., China, Japan, India, South Africa, South Korea) - Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2014-2024

  • Publishing: May 2021
  • Report Code: IM11412
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Software Defined Networking (SDN) Orchestration Market

The increasing demand for cloud services, data center consolidation, server virtualization, automation of networks and simplification of network infrastructure, are the major factors driving the growth of SDN orchestration market. Furthermore, the increasing demand for simplified SDN architecture, which is easy to manage with a lesser number of managed devices, is also contributing to the growth of SDN orchestration market across the globe. The demand for equipment and services that manage and coordinate SDN is growing rapidly. Complexities in the network topology is also contributing to the growth of the SDN orchestration market across the globe.

SDN orchestration is the ability to program automated behaviors in a network to coordinate the required networking hardware and software elements to support applications and services. It can be initiated with customer service orders. The service would then use this technology to provision the service. This might require setting up virtual network layers, server-based virtualization, or security services.

Insights on Market Segments

On the basis of component, the SDN orchestration market is classified into solutions and services. Solutions are expected to witness the faster growth, during the forecast period. The higher growth of this category can be attributed to the growing focus of enterprises to handle high network traffic, provide a real-time view of various infrastructure elements, and avoid system failures. These services are further categorized into integration & implementation, training & consulting, and others. The SDN orchestration market for integration and implementation services is expected to register fastest growth in the coming years owing to the increasing demand for SDN orchestration solutions and growing deployment and integration of SDN orchestration solutions with other business solutions.

Major end-users in the SDN orchestration market include cloud service providers, telecom service providers, banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, government and IT-enabled service providers. Enterprises, irrespective of their size, are increasingly adopting SDN orchestration, wherein the market from small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to show the highest growth in the coming years. The can be attributed to the digital transformations that have been taking place in SMEs to automate different business processes to improve their operational efficiency and enhance customer experience.

The SDN orchestration market in APAC is expected to register the highest growth in the coming years. Some of the factors including increased number of data centers, and increased adoption of such solutions by enterprises to enhance agility and operational efficiency of their network infrastructures, are likely to back this growth in the region.
SDN orchestration market in China, Japan, and Korea is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to the continued R&D investments by various companies, to develop innovative SDN technologies and rapid expansion of telecom operations in these countries.

SDN Orchestration Market Dynamics


The growing use of innovations and technologies utilizing cloud computing, mobility solutions, network virtualization and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has created a greater demand for such solutions, especially in North America. The telecom service providers largely use the such solutions for the improved data transfer rates, low operational costs, and access to new revenue streams. This is attributed to the fact that telecom service providers strive continuously to offer new and innovative services to their potential customers. These factors have been driving the SDN orchestration market.


The innovative service offerings from telecom operators, enhancing role of value-added resellers (VARS), integrators, and infrastructure vendors in the implementation of SDN orchestration, and the increasing development and deployment of analytics applications create opportunities for the SDN orchestration market.


The factors that hamper the growth of the SDN orchestration market are the security concerns, lack of knowledge among end users and enterprises, strict governance and security standards across the globe. Rising security concerns among various organizations regarding vulnerable data is a big restraint for the use of this technology can often lead to hacking of data and networks.

SDN Orchestration Market Competitive Landscape

Some of the key players operating in the SDN orchestration market include Cisco Systems, Nokia, Ciena Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Netcracker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), CENX, Inc., Virtela Technology Services Incorporated, QualiSystems, Anuta Networks, and Zymr, with Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nokia in the lead.

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