The NV market is still growing, with a wide breadth of solutions and continuous innovation. When evaluating the context of NV solutions, we need to understand where most of them intend to deploy these solutions. When asked to indicate all the places where they have or are planning to implement NV, 60% of end users named the “Traditional Data Center” and “Private Cloud,” and almost half (47%) noted they have or were going to deploy NV technologies in their “WAN and Remote Sites.” This differs slightly from technology vendors, who were a little more eager to deploy it in their “Hybrid Cloud” environments.
When we look at past results, the answers of this year’s participants mirror those of 2015, where the Data Center and Private Cloud were the most common answers. In 2016, Hybrid Clouds took the first and second spots for vendors and end-users, respectively.
When it comes to actual adoption of SDN/NV solutions in an organization’s data centers or campus, there hasn’t been that much movement. 37% of respondents said they had deployed SDN/NV solutions this year, up a little from 35% last year. This percentage continues to be lower than expected.