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SDN is a ground-breaking networking architecture, which is poised to entirely revolutionize the existing networking and data center infrastructure. Along with the innovative idea of NFV, the control plane is decoupled from the data plane, with the provision for a separate controlling software layer and an application platform with the capabilities of policy making and providing network intelligence.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The vendors are placed into 4 categories based on their performance in each criterion: Visionary Leaders, Innovators, Emerging Companies, and Dynamic Differentiators. We have evaluated top 26 vendors that include Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson AB, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., NEC corporation, Pica8 Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Big Switch Networks, Inc., Intel Corporation, Ciena Corporation, Pluribus Networks, Plexxi, Nuage Networks, Verizon Enterprise, AT&T, Mellanox Technologies, Metaswitch, Zetta Networks, Accedian Networks, Nokia, Avaya Inc., NETGEAR, Affirmed Networks, Inc., and Extreme Networks, Inc. The analysis has been carried out based on specific parameters and the scores have been assigned accordingly.

VISIONARY LEADERS

Vendors who fall into this category receive high scores for most of the evaluation criterion. The vendors in this MicroQuadrant have a strong and established product portfolio and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable traffic management system solutions and services that cater to a wide range of verticals globally. They also have strong business strategies. Companies in this section includes IBM Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Juniper Networks,Inc., NEC Corporation, Intel Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, and Big Switch Networks.

INNOVATORS

Innovators in the MicroQuadrant are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolio. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Companies in innovators section includes Ericsson AB, Nokia Corporation, Pica8 Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Ciena Corporation, Plexxi, AT&T, Inc., Metaswitch Networks, and Extreme Networks, Inc.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

They are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they are low in product portfolio. They generally focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. The vendors included in this MicroQuadrant have a good customer base and are providers of software and services catering to other technologies as well. Companies under dynamic differentiators includes Nuage Networks, Accedian Networks, Affirmed Networks, Inc., Avaya Inc., and Pluribus Networks.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Emerging companies’ category comprises vendors with niche product offerings, who are starting to gain their position in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some more time before getting significant traction

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) SOftware

Comparing 48 vendors in Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions across 102 criteria.
  • 4.02
    2 Reviews

    With IBM Corporation’s Software-defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions, organizations can move towards a software-driven approach and away from the constraints of hardware for their networking needs. For a productive IT environment, organizations must have a rapid networking system, and with the help of IBM’s networking solution, that can be achieved easily. With IBM’s Software-defined Networking and Network Function, Virtualization Solutions organizations can ensure that their networking systems are well-equipped and future-ready.

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    • Enterprise
    • New York, USA
    • Founded: 1911
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 3.99
    2 Reviews

    Meet Juniper Networks Inc, detailed engineering but simple access. Their elevation in the ranks of trusted names accurately mirrors their dynamic venture. On every step, Juniper Networks ensures a user-friendly interface. The complexed engineering stays in the background because simple access is what they promise. All their technologies are driven by Al. Juniper Networks Inc aims to offer an extensive series of products and services along with proficient training in these institutions.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1996
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • 3.86
    4 Reviews

    Plexxi Inc delivers software-defined networking technology aimed at data centre modernization. Acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) IN 2018, Plexxi’s software-defined portfolio, combined with HPE’s infrastructure creates a cloud-like environment in the data centre at HPE. By coming together, the HPE SimpliVity and Plexxi solution allow customers to align their IT resources to business objectives efficiently. Utilizing Plexxi’s technology enables HPE to simplify hybrid IT and deliver a composable rack solution.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 2015
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 3.79
    2 Reviews

    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd fits the mould of the current ICT market. With an impeccable track record, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd aims at making the digital space more inclusive. All their products, services, and solutions are offered in best packed technological advances to capture the spirit of today with an outlook of the future. Traversing over the geographical limits, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd extends to more than 170 countries, and it is perfectly fit to expand further.

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    • Enterprise
    • Guangdong, China
    • Founded: 1987
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 3.7
    2 Reviews

    NEC Corporation guides the technology towards teaching the fundamentals of a thriving society with groundbreaking IT solutions. The company offers cloud based Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions. The SDN and NFV solution is cloud based which facilitates easy transition to IoT networks with its virtual business platform. Over the years, NEC has developed the world's fastest and most accurate biometric authentication technology that, together with their intelligent analytics and systems integration capability, enables the swift delivery of reliable identity verification solutions and urban infrastructure surveillance.

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    • Enterprise
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Founded: 1899
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 3.7
    2 Reviews

    Marking its territory in the current trends of virtual reality, Pica8 makes your investment into an awe-inspiring experience. Pica8 has an extensive client base, including educational institutions, government services, and Fortune 1000 enterprise networks. Their Threshold™ is forward leading in the market with its end-to-end open networking solutions. Pica8’s products are known for their compact designs and high-end inbuilt structures. They are not limited to one sector; they offer to bring in an extensive range of fields.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 3.6
    • Enterprise
    • Stockholm, Sweden
    • Founded: 1876
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 3.56
    2 Reviews

    Cisco is a well-known multinational technology conglomerate that produces, assembles, and markets networking-related hardware, telephony equipment, and other high-end services and products. For making network management dynamic and improving network performance, Cisco has developed a modern and innovative SDN solution that helps in overcoming complexity and data plans, while making automation scalable and reliable as well. Furthermore, users can provision and control data centers and broad range networks.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1984
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • 3.5
    2 Reviews

    Avaya’s software-defined networking and network function virtualization solutions are designed to help users create a rapid network within their organization. With a single solution for all of their networking needs, it is easy to bypass hardware that is designed for specific network requests and responses. Hence, Avaya’s software-defined networking and network function virtualization solution helps to create a compact solution for organizations to be able to connect every individual within the organization.

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    • Enterprise
    • Santa Clara, California, United States
    • Founded: 2000
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • 3.08
    • SME
    • Massachusetts, USA
    • Founded: 2010
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 1 to 50
  • 3.07
    2 Reviews

    Brocade Communication System Inc offers seamless, secured, and fast software-defined networking and network function virtualization solutions. It has been facilitating many businesses while providing high-speed data centers along with storage solution powered with web and cloud. With Brocade solutions, any company can have the power to have uninterrupted streaming services along with unlimited data storage, which is built on STrateXGS and Trident Switch Architecture.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.96
    2 Reviews

    Big Switch Networks is cloud- and datacenter-based networking firm. Its products include Big Monitoring Fabric, a network packet (NPB) fabric.

    Big Switch solutions are a combination of technological components into Fabric Solutions that causes Software Defined Networks improved feature sets at very aggressive costs. It helps in the deployment of large scale NFV and flexible design with different security protocols.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.8
    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.8
    • Enterprise
    • Delaware, USA
    • Founded: 1983
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 2.8
    2 Reviews

    Nokia is a well-known phone manufacturing company. It also serves in the development of GSM, 3G, and LTE standards. Other than this, it has a networking division that provides communications and networks service platforms. The company’s SDN solution achieves policy-based automation over the entire network. The users can manage their elements to optimize data center, cloud, or software-defined WAN operations or automate safety procedures and even troubleshooting policies.

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    • Enterprise
    • Uusimaa, Finland
    • Founded: 1865
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 2.79
    2 Reviews

    Mellanox Technologies is a market leader in smart, high-performance interconnect solutions and services. Its wide range of Ethernet and InfiniBand technologies provide improved data center efficiency, scalability, and the lowest latency in areas like high-performance computing, Web 2.0, cloud, machine learning, telecom, and financial services. Mellanox offers a broad portfolio of products, including multicore processors, software, network adapters, switches, and cables to enable fast data delivery and maximize business results.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.77
    2 Reviews

    NetGear Inc is an established name in offering one of the best and most reliable Software-defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions. The company supports massive servers with virtual machines, hypervisor, physical server, ready DATA & ready NAS storage. NetGear’s virtual network provides constant connectivity between servers. The system is built on ProSAFE, ReadyNAS ReadyDATA. Apart from that, the services are cost-effective for small businesses as well.

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    • SME
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 2.74
    2 Reviews

    Some brands stick to their guns, and so does their permanent position in the global market. The area of Intel Corporation has remained unmitigated in the list of the best global brands. Harnessing modern technology with the benefits of the cloud, 5G, Internet of Things, and their dynamic experience, Intel Corporation makes the virtual world a solution. Intel Corporation offers reliability and sustainability in a package of advanced technology. Two of their projects, ‘Innovation for Economic Empowerment’ and ‘Advancing Diversity in Technology’ are set to translate the technology into a smoother accessible and inclusive range. Intel, ever since its debut in the IT market, has become a household name owing to its cutting-edge technologies. Hence, any product from the authentic Intel Corporation can be sought-after without much doubt.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1968
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 2.58
    2 Reviews

    With AT&T’s Software-defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions, organizations help make their businesses more agile and respond more quickly to network needs. AT&T FlexWare allows businesses to transform their operations and deploy multiple network functions with the help of software rather than hardware built solely for one purpose. Thus, it acts as a more compact solution for businesses. AT&T Software-defined Networking and Networking Function Virtualization Solutions also include SD-WAN services that allow businesses to improve the efficiency, speed, and security of their networks.

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    • Enterprise
    • Texas, USA
    • Founded: 1983
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 2.36
    2 Reviews

    Marked with a network defined by its smooth processing and adaptive nature, Ciena marks its area crystal evident. Ciena uses real-time analysis and intelligent automation to give real-life experience to all its users. Not only Ciena delivers quality and a phenomenal experience but also resizable solutions. With its programmable infrastructure, you get customizable solutions in all their services. Ciena partners with the best names to bring you the supreme content from the competition.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.23
    2 Reviews

    As organizations make a move towards a software-defined network, Accedian Network is poised to help make the transition smooth and effortless. Accedian Network’s Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions help the organization create better-performing networking paths. With the help of Accedian Network’s Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions, it is easier for businesses to create a dynamic network infrastructure which can respond to network requests rapidly and is flexible with how it responds to different applications.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.23
    2 Reviews

    Pluribus Networks is a network solution entity offering Software-defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Solutions. It is ranked 58th among the fastest growing companies in North America. It is successfully helping businesses with its software Netvisor ONE Open Network Operating System and Cloud Fabric. The Operating system enables multi-site unification, network slicing, L2VPN/L3VPN, video traffic segmentation & IoT and edge computing. The entire network is under the customer's hand and can be programmed with ease.

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    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 2.16
    2 Reviews

    Nuage Networks has reached the pinnacle in the automating cloud industry, and it aims to maintain that position. They deliver SDN capabilities that befit all range of clouds. Their specialized services aptly feed the requirements of modern-day networking. Equipped with fluent communication and delicately engineered infrastructure, Nuage Networks provides easy accessibility for all networks. Their high-tech built gateways and adaptive networks ensure their credible performance in all cloud systems. It is a vendor-neutral cloud networking.

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    • Startup
    • Mountain View, California, US
    • Founded: 2014
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • 2.14
    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
  • 1.26
    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
    • Startup
    • 1 to 50
    • SME
    • New Taipei City, Republic of China Taiwan
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
    • SME
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • Suwanee, Georgia, USA
    • Founded: 1995
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000

Reviews

Head - Product Management,Company Name Classified
Head - Product Management, Company Name Classified
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“True digital innovation"

Our company pioneers in HCM solutions and faces increased competition from startups. By leveraging next-generation solutions like HCI and containers, we can boost our innovation and business agility. It also moves us closer to a truly digital data centre.
Senior Consultant - Marketing,Company Name Classified
Senior Consultant - Marketing, Company Name Classified
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“Advanced Storage"

With their software-defined hybrid IT network, our organization has been able to take advanced steps towards pushing workloads to the cloud in the best way possible. This allows us to deliver digital services that are faster and more cost-effective effectively.
Project Manager,Company Name Classified
Project Manager, Company Name Classified
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“Cloud Fabric prevent data loss"

With the humongous amount of data on the network, we were always worried about the loss. But, with Pluribus, we can now relax. The Cloud Fabric takes care of all the data and keeps it safe.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
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“We chose it for 100% security"

Pluribus is not only a reliable name but is a one-time solution for all our networking needs. The best part is the high level of security it offers. We chose it for 100% security it provides.
Head - Product Management,Company Name Classified
Head - Product Management, Company Name Classified
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“Your investments are safe, modern age solutions"

Walking along the modern world means major changes. With Pica8, you get dedicated support on every step. It takes time to build trust, but Pica8’ s experience will make you think it twice. Their assistance is mind-changing. Partner with them, you will say that too.
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