This IDC study analyzes the market trends related to Japan datacenter network equipment market in 2014 as well as presents its future outlook. The 2014 Japan datacenter network equipment market achieved high growth because of four factors, namely, expansion of service delivery infrastructure offered by content providers, increased demand due to the increased utilization of cloud services, enhanced processing capacity to cope with the increasing traffic, and increased demand for enterprise IT system due to improved economic situation. As the utilization of services over the network by companies and individuals is likely to continue even 2015 onward, the Japan datacenter network equipment market will continue to grow as well.
While the Japan datacenter network equipment market continues to grow, service providers engaged in developing the infrastructure should continue to focus on implementing more efficient operational management of the ever-expanding datacenter network infrastructure. In order to implement this, datacenter network equipment vendors should "provide suitable operational methods based on the operational management approach of service providers. Promoting an open application programming interface (API) for network OS that will allow advanced automation will be effective, particularly for customers that are keen to shift to automation from server operational management approach," says Kenichi Kusano, group manager, Communications, IDC Japan.
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15010108 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Past Data Revision
- Essential Guidance