SDN Market On Rise, HP Launches App Store

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 13, 2014


The enterprise networking market will exceed $50 billion, with growth across all categories, by 2017 and the in-use SDN marketplace will generate $3.7 billion in revenue by 2016, predicts IDC.

Foreseeing the opportunities in the SDN arena, HP today announced the general availability of the HP SDN App Store, launching a new wave of open, software-defined networking (SDN) innovation for customers and partners.

 The HP SDN App Store provides HP’s ecosystem partners a go-to-market platform together with consulting and support services that will enable customers to uncover the business value of SDN.

 IDC predicts that the market for SDN network applications will reach $1.1 billion by 2017, increasing network application vendors’ need for a scalable open marketplace to monetize their innovations.

As the first enterprise-grade SDN application ecosystem in the market, the HP SDN App Store redefines the networking business model, offering the developer community a centralized platform connecting to customers around the world.

Rohit Mehra, vice president of network infrastructure at IDC said at a recent networking summit that One of the most exciting categories to emerge in recent years is the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space. IDC forecasts that by 2016, the in-use SDN marketplace will generate $3.7 billion in revenue.

 “Our customers are eager to transform their network architecture into a competitive advantage, and SDN applications make that possible,” said Neelam Dhawan, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group and Country Managing Director, HP India.

 “With the HP SDN App Store, we have completed the final piece of the SDN ecosystem by offering a vibrant, robust marketplace of innovations that supports more than 5 million users and provides support to customers as they migrate to SDN,” said Neelam.

 With major industry technology transitions for enterprises to address, such as security, cloud, mobility and big data, SDN is essential for paving the way to customer success in networking.

The HP SDN Application Store offers independent software vendors an easy way to bring creative solutions to market, enabling IT managers who embrace SDN architecture to solve their unique network challenges through these applications.