Europe Software Defined- Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Market is estimated to be over USD 150 million in 2018 and is expected to register a lucrative growth between 2019 and 2025 with a CAGR of over 55%.
The demand for SD-WAN solutions in the region is increasing due to the growing deployment of data centers. The regional and global technology companies are building new data centers in countries including France, the UK, and Spain, thus giving rise to the need for virtualization solutions to enable the cost-effective management of data center resources. In October 2018, Alibaba opened two data centers in the UK to further expand its cloud footprint in Europe. Another factor augmenting the demand for SD-WAN solutions is the rising investments in the telecom infrastructure.
The IT & telecom segment is projected to hold a major portion of the Europe SD-WAN market share in 2025 due to the rising usage of bandwidth-intensive applications and growing need among IT firms to migrate to cloud platforms for increased productivity. As enterprises present in the IT & telecom sector face pressure to effectively manage, control, and monitor their network infrastructure, the demand for SD-WAN solutions increases.
In the Europe SD-WAN market, Spain is expected to witness the fastest growth rate of over 65% from 2019 to 2025 due to the rising adoption of cloud computing and favorable government initiatives for the adoption of digital platforms among enterprises. Increase in the use of digital platforms will result in the generation of massive volumes of data traffic, which will necessitate the need to adopt network technologies to cope up with the network demands.
The companies present in the Europe SD-WAN market are introducing SD-WAN solutions and entering into partnerships to stay competitive. In November 2017, Nuffield Health deployed UK-wide SD-WAN with Silver Peak. The not-for-profit healthcare provider deployed the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution for improving application performances and lowering costs. In June 2017, an Italian service provider, AscoTLC, selected Nuage Network’s SDN and SD-WAN to deliver and manage cloud services. The company installed centralized SDN and SD-WAN controllers in its data center in Santa Lucia, Italy. Some of the companies operating in the Europe SD-WAN market are Infovista, Aryaka Networks, Inc., Cato Networks, Citrix Systems, Inc., FatPipe Networks Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Berkshire Partners LLC (Masergy Communications), Barracuda Networks, Inc., CloudGenix Inc., Nuage Networks, Elfiq Networks, Peplink, Ecessa Corporation, Riverbed Technology, Inc., Silver Peak, Vmware, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Versa Networks, Oracle Corporation, and ZTE Corporation.