Gartner Research

Market Insight: Software-Defined Networks Will Impact Networking Semiconductor Market

Published: 20 August 2013

ID: G00254642

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , Sergis Mushell, Alfonso Velosa , Akshay K. Sharma


Network equipment vendors are focusing on software-defined networking. Network functions virtualization will allow offloading of network functions on dedicated hardware to run on x86-based servers. Together, these will create agile and responsive data center architectures to meet business needs.

Table Of Contents


Background and Context

The Impact


Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.